May is National Crime Writing Month in
as proclaimed by the Crime Writers of Canada. Canada
Events are taking place at libraries and bookstores across
David Russell has talking about and signing copies of his new book in several communities around
. British Columbia
Owen Laukkanen is at the Drumheller Library and other places talking about his first book, The Professionals, which is a thriller.
I found interesting that a pair of brother authors I have read are appearing at a bookstore in the small
town of Ontario on Thursday of this week. The promotion says: Fergus
Robert Rotenberg will join his brother and fellow thriller
author David Rotenberg at Reflections Bookstore in Fergus to
meet with fans and discuss the art of crime writing.
And then there is this year’s FICTIONista tour which has made its way across
They have a very interesting blog / website.
They describe their program as:
FICTIONistas is a unique reading series conceived in 2006 under the leadership of Coteau Books. It’s a collaborative project among independent publishers to bring together Canadian women writers for events with a difference.
The FICTIONistas describe their events:
Each event has four authors, usually hosted by a FICTIONista alumna, with Q&A and discussions this year, led by Book Clubs in the Adopt-a-FICTIONista program!
Alison Preston was part of the group crossing the country. She was talking about her new mystery, The Girl in the Wall.
For the online community the CWC have created the National Crime Writers Blog which goes year round. This month Canadian mystery authors are putting up posts on why they turned to crime.
Who could have guessed that Anthony Bidulka was inspired to write about crime while a teenager in rural
because of his love for the original Charlie’s Angels T.V. series. Saskatchewan
Why not make an online trip this spring to
and visit some Canadian crime writers! Canada