It’s February Already, Dear Readers!

February Valentine KittyAnd we’ve got a boxload of goodies being planned for the year. Besides our Blog Spotlight feature, we intend to add other ways for you to get to know our members and their writing better. And now that our membership has roots from Comox to Montreal, we want to share favourite bookstores in these locations. And that’s only the beginning. Stay tuned for more as the year progresses.


Lisa de Nikolits

Lisa de Nikolits

The Rage RoomCongratulations to Lisa de Nikolits, dubbed “Queen of Canadian spec” fiction, in Off/Kilter’s stellar review of her latest book, The Rage Room.





Caro Soles was recently interviewed about her book Dancing with Chairs in the Music House on the program All About Books hosted by Crystal Fletcher.

In a separate video, you can also hear Caro read a passage from Dancing with  Chairs in the Music House on Crystal Fletcher’s program, All About Books.


Melissa Yi

Melissa Yi

Melissa Yi (Melissa Yuan-Innes) was recently interviewed for the Glengarry News by Steve Warburton. She had a good time talking about her time at medical school, writing, her family, and the kindness of my neighbours. See more about Melissa’s interview on her Facebook page.



Rosemary McCracken

Rosemary McCrackent

Rosemary McCracken was recently interviewed about her Pat Tierney Mystery Series and writing on Sharon Crawford’s blog.

Check out what Rosemary has to say about the genesis of the Pat Tierney series, the financial world and writing mysteries in Rosemary’s interview.



The international CWA Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition is open to all – both published and unpublished authors from all over the world – and is for short stories of up to 3,500 words. All that is asked is that the story has not been previously published anywhere, or shortlisted for this competition.

Entries cost £12.

Closing date: 6pm GMT Friday 26 February 2021


The Audrey Jessup Short Story Contest sponsored by the Capital Crime Writers is ONLY open to Ottawa and the National Capital Region residents as well as all members of Capital Crime Writers.

Only one submission per author.

Deadline for submission is Thursday April 1, 2021.



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