The shortlists for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards were announced on April 20, 2017. Three CCW members are nominated:
Brenda Chapman. No Trace, Grass Roots Press (Best Novella: The Lou Allin Memorial Award.)
Elizabeth Hosang, Where There’s a Will, The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime (Best Short Story.)
Mary Fernando, An Absence of Empathy, (Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel sponsored by Dundurn Press.)
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When and where
- September 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
- Mother McGinty’s Stage of the Heart and Crown Pub, 67 Clarence St.
Join Brenda Chapman for the launch of Tumbled Graves, third in the Stonechild and Rouleau series! The launch takes place this Sunday, April 3 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Road (http://whisperspubottawa.ca/ ).
Books on Beechwood will be available with copies for purchase.
Brenda will also be appearing with Linwood Barclay, John Lawton and Joyce Fielding at the Ottawa International Book Festival on Sunday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.
Barbara Fradkin will be asking the questions! For tickets and more information, visit the Festival website: http://www.writersfestival.org/events/spring-2016/scene-of-the-crime
CCW member and author Madona Skaff-Koren is debuting her Ottawa-based mystery novel, Journey of a Thousand Steps (available in paperback or ebook formats), as part of a multi-author book launch Sunday Oct. 25 at the Royal Oak (161 Laurier Ave) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Madona’s debut novel features Naya, a high-flying software-security magnate and marathon runner turned recluse after multiple sclerosis saps her strength and her career. Her computer her only contact with the outside world, Naya reconnects with her childhood best friend, who shortly thereafter disappears.
Frustrated by police inaction around her friend’s disappearance, Naya turns amateur sleuth, following a convoluted trail from high tech suspects to drug dealers.
Joining her novel in the authors’ launch line-up are:
- Human by S. M. Carriere: Supernatural suspense
- The King in Darkness, by Evan May: Supernatural in Ottawa
- Blood Matters, by Caroline Frechette: Supernatural suspense, Latest book in Family by Choice series.
- Unblocked by Caroline Frechette: Nonfiction. Have you ever stared at a blank page in fear? If you’ve ever felt like you couldn’t write for any reason this book is for you.
The event features readings, book signings by authors, and games:
- A Match made in Austen: A game inspired by the timeless works of Jane Austen.
- Extrahumans: Mafia, Monsters and Supers is a cooperative adventure card game based on the Family by Choice Series by Caroline Frechette
Ottawa author and CCW member David Whellams has released the third volume in his Peter Cammon series.
The Verdict on Each Man Dead takes retired Chief Inspector Peter Cammon to the Utah desert in search of a terrorist and murderer. Along the way he must strike alliances with local police, corrupt officials, Mexican drug lords and even the Unabomber himself in order to stop a psychopath intent on reviving his terrorist ways.
The book is now available in all formats.
Join Whellams at his official book launch on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Whispers Pub (249 Richmond Rd.).
Bitten by Books is running a live, world-wide Q and A chat with Brenda Chapman on Tuesday, March 17 beginning at noon Mountain time. Pre-register and get points for draws – a $25 Amazon gift card or copies of Butterfly Kills. On the day, you just need to check in, and take part if only for a question or comment or two, from anywhere in the world.
Brenda Chapman will be signing her books Cold Mourning and Butterfly Kills at Perfect Books, 258 Elgin Street (at Somerset West) on Saturday, March 7th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Come and meet Brenda at one of Ottawa’s remaining independent bookstores! Here’s a link to their site: http://perfectbooks.ca/PB/
Plan to help Brenda Chapman celebrate the launch of Butterfly Kills on Sunday, February 8th from 2-4 pm at Whispers pub in Westboro. This is the 2nd in the Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series – Books on Beechwood will be on hand to sell copies. All are welcome.
A Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery
By Brenda Chapman
Stonechild isn’t sure if she wants to stay in Kingston, but agrees to help Rouleau in the short-term. While she struggles with trying to decide if she can make a life in this new town, a ghost from her past starts to haunt her.
As the detectives delve deeper into the cases, it seems more questions pop up than answers. Who murdered Leah Sampson? And why does Della Monroe’s name keep showing up in the murder investigation? Both women were hiding secrets that have unleashed a string of violence. Stonechild and Rouleau race to discover the truth before the violence rips more families apart.
Three CCW member authors, RJ Harlick, CB Forrest and Vicki Delany, visited Lake County, Florida on March 13-15, 2014 to participate in its annual Bookfest.
Lake County is just north of Orlando, Florida. This was the community’s first experience with authors from its northern neighbors.
The Canadian authors were greeted with warm weather and warm audiences.
Judy Buckland and her team from the Lake County Library System did a marvellous job organizing the conference.
The authors presented at venues in the cities of Leesburg, Mount Dora and Clermont.
The events provided the authors with an opportunity to introduce themselves to the Florida market.
Their books are now available in all Lake County libraries.