Congratulations to GOODREADS and E-muse winners!

Congratulations to Jeanette, who won an autographed copy of the new paperback edition of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU in the recent GOODREADS’ contest.  Congratulations also to Jane and Marjorie whose names were drawn in the contest for my winter newsletter going out next week.  They’ll also receive autographed copies to keep for themselves or to wrap up for someone special and put under the tree.  (BTW, there’s a draw for a prize with each edition of my newsletter that goes out for all  who subscribe.   If you’d like to receive it, contact ).  

The books are in the mail ladies.  Thanks for taking part and Happy Reading!

Murder by the Book with carrot cake and tea

Thank you to the mystery book club MURDER BY THE BOOK at the west branch of the Saint John Library for reading LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU.  They invited me for tea and carrot cake.  It was fun to talk to readers who live in the locale where the novel is set.  While my writing wouldn’ t be considered traditional mystery, being character rather than plot driven, these ‘traditional’ enthusiasts enjoyed it and invited me back with my next unique contribution to the suspense genre.  The novel I’ve just finished writing BLACK SECRET THAW was put together in a completely different way. I constructed the plot beforehand as I was attending a writing workshop by the legendary New York agent, Donald Maass, and wanted a ‘genre’ novel to apply his exercises to and learn from.  While all the initial comments from my fellow members of Canadian Crime Writers are enthusiastic, I still feel odd about it…as if I’m wearing my clothes inside out or something.   We shall see what becomes of it!  Thanks MURDER BY THE BOOK for chosing LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU.

Me and My Slide Show

bird8Rather than sing ‘Me and My Shadow,’  I’m singing ‘Me and my Slide Show’ these days.  I’ve created 2 news ones on MySpace.  One is of birds in flight, which I’ve always found inspires the poet in me. No suprise LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU opens on a bird count up north and, later, Brannagh is often gazing up at the sky trying to identify a bird from its wing markings or span. 


The second slide show is simply a collage of SHADOWS which, given the title of my debut novel, is  self-explanatory.  I have to ask Santa for a new digital camera for Christmas!



Congratulations to GoodReads winner!

teddyCongratulations to Ramona Gault who won an autographed copy of the hardcover edition of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU in the GoodReads contest.  You can win an autographed copy of the new paperback edition.  The contest runs until November 23, 2009 and is open to GoodRead members in Canada, the United States and the UK.  If you love sharing the books you read with others, GoodReads is the place to be.  




serenitI’m a guest on THE AUTHORS SHOW today with Don McCauley.  It was fun being interviewed once I got past being nervous .

Thanks so much Don!