klingitWomen Killing it

Sept 1-2 in Picton, Ontario, this debut crime writing festival will feature nine talented women writers. I’m heading off to beautiful Prince Edward County this week. Hope to see you at the event. For more info, see

bucherconBouchercon 2017: Passport to Murder

October 12-15 experience Bouchercon, an annual international event coming to Canada in 2017. To be held this year at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, B’con is a fantastic opportunity to meet crime writers and readers from around the world. RM Greenaway and I will be there – hope you will too.


news page2017 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

July 6-9 plan to attend the EMLF, a not-to-be-missed annual event in Nelson, BC, that brings together readers and writers for stellar workshops, panels, and entertainment. See you there! For details, go to


signingBook launch and Open Mic at Booksmyth in Nelson.

On March 26, RM Greenaway launched Undertow, book two in her BC Blues series. I took the mic to say a few words about the water theme in Give Out Creek.

judy2016 Arthur Ellis Awards

The Crime Writers of Canada held their annual awards banquet at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto on May 26, a grand occasion to meet authors and other friends of crime fiction from across the country. I was thrilled to be there as a finalist for the Dundurn Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished Crime Novel. Here another finalist Alice Bienia (left) and I congratulate winner Jayne Barnard.