It’s November, time to get cozy with your favorite books, especially crime fiction! And for the hardy authors among us, it’s National Novel Writing Month, the annual writing marathon where participating writers aim to churn out 50,000 words by November 30th. Our collective experience? A great way to unleash creativity and to generate new characters, plot lines and twists, but best to write to a plan or spend the next 11 months editing!
November is a busy time for the Mesdames with publication news and lots of readings and events. And for emerging crime fiction writers, an invitation to submit to the contest for our fourth anthology, In the Key of Thirteen. Check out the submission rules on the special In the Key of Thirteen page of this website.
Mme Sylvia Warsh has sold her story, “The Veiled Heart” to Down and Out Magazine, a leading US publisher of noir crime fiction. “The Veiled Heart” is an actual Salvador Dali print, but Sylvia’s tale about an obsessed collector who will do anything to acquire it is fortunately fiction. The story is scheduled to appear in the next issue of Down and Out Magazine.
BOOK READINGS AND EVENTS!
On Saturday, November 3rd, come out and meet Mmes Lisa de Nikolits and Madeleine Harris-Callway as they join fellow Crime Writers of Canada authors Lynn McPherson, Judy Penz Sheluk and Ilona Salley at Chapters Newmarket, 17440 Yonge Street, from 11 am to 3 pm for A Day of Crime and book signing.
Meet Mme Madona Skaff for a Crime Writers of Canada meet and greet and book signing with fellow local Ottawa authors John Moss, Jim Napier and Melissa Yi on Saturday, November 17th from 12 noon to 4 pm at Perfect Books, 258A Elgin Street.
On Thursday, November 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mme Lisa de Nikolits and four other local authors from Crime Writers of Canada take part in a panel focusing on Toronto as a setting for writers of fiction and non-fiction crime stories. Featured authors will each do a reading, followed by a panel discussion on what makes Toronto unique as a setting in stories, and why they chose to include it in their book. Panel authors include Tracy L. Ward (Historical Mystery), Lisa de Nikolits (Literary Thriller/Noir), Nate Hendley (True Crime) and Arthur Haberman (Police Procedural)
Mount Pleasant Library, 599 Mount Pleasant Road from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
On Saturday, November 17, Mme Cathy Dunphy leads the panel of Mmes Lisa De Nikolits, Madeleine Harris-Callway and Rosemary McCracken to discuss crime writing at a Writers & Editors Network breakfast. This is a private event.
Join Mme Lisa de Nikolits in celebrating 40 years of Feminist Publishing. All are invited! Free. Tickets are through Eventbrite’s Inanna Publications 40th Anniversary. Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 2M7
Thursday, November 22, 2018
7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Mme Lisa de Nikolits will be hosting The Tartan Turban Secret Readings on Friday 23rdNovember, from 7-10pm, at Barrett and Welsh, 577 Kingston Road, Suite 301. Free. Tickets are through Eventbrite’s Tartan Turban Secret Readings #14.
Guest readers will be Aparna Kaji Shah, Stedmond Pardy, Myna Wallin, Mayank Bhatt, Tehmina Khan, Evadne Macedo, Wubit Zewdu, Micheal Fraser and Gavin Barrett. The evening’s theme: From around the world we have come, to Canada, to find a home.
The deadline for submissions to the Canadian Crime Writers’ 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards is coming up on December 15th! Find the submission rules and further information on the CWC website’s Arthur Ellis Awards page.
COMING UP ON DEAD TO WRITES
November 1: Interview with Alison Bruce, (Ghost Writer). Reading of “Family Values” by Sylvia Maultash Warsh, from EFD1: Starship Goodwords, Carrick Publishing.
November 4: Interview with author Joseph Glazner, (Murderland, Life After America). Reading of short story “The Battle of Beaver Hill by Melodie Campbell, from EFD1: Starship Goodwords, Carrick Publishing.
November 11: Interview with Helen Burke (Today the Birds Will Sing, Collected Poems). Reading by Donna Carrick of “Remember Me” by Alexander Galant, from World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing, 2014
November 18: Interview with author Karen Katchur (River Bodies). Reading by Donna Carrick of “The Legend of the Corkscrew Swamp”, story by Dayna Leigh Cheser, from EFD1: Starship Goodwords, Carrick Publishing.
November 25: Interview with author Rosemary McCracken (Safe Harbor, Raven Lake, Black Water). Reading by Donna Carrick of story “Antonio” by Rosemary McCracken, from World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing, 2014.