Half my life is an act of revision
– John Irving
Creativity, organization, juggling time and years of experience make Sharon A. Crawford an excellent writer, writing instructor and consultant, editor and blogger. Check her credentials, comments, and other criteria.
East End Writers’ Group is celebrating its 20th. anniversary in 2020. Stay tuned for details as we swing closer to and into 2020.
East End Writers’ Group next regular monthly writing critique meeting is Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 7p.m. to 9.45 p.m. More info here.
Crime Beat Confidential, Episode 5 again features PI Dana Bowman ranting at the beginning. Sharon interviews Marian Misters, co-owner of Sleuth of Baker Street, the mystery book store in Toronto. See the show here
Crime Beat Confidential, Episode 6 was currently video taped and is now up on Youtube. This episode contains a lot of “murderous mayhem” talk. Let’s put it this way – if you put two mystery reading addicts together in one room and both are also former journalists… Watch the show here.
More murderous mayhem, this time in Toronto the Good? This upcoming Crime Writers of Canada panel on December 3, 2019, may prove otherwise. Check it out here. Scroll down to 2019 Gigs for Sharon Crawford and the Beyond Gang.
East End Writers’ Group Wed May 29 – Special Presentation: Small Presses: Guerrilla Book Marketing in the Digital Age was a big success. Details here.
Stay tuned for upcoming presentations.
Muskie and Murder: The War Between Mystery Fiction and Literary Fiction returns in 2019. Stay tuned.
For other mystery fiction events featuring Sharon and her Beyond mystery characters, check here.
Workshops and Courses: Stay tuned for more of Sharon’s workshops for 2019 here.
Editing and Manuscript Evaluation: Sharon A. Crawford welcomes new editing clients. Specializing in manuscript evaluation of books (fiction and non-fiction) , novellas, short stories, memoir and other non-fiction articles; and copy editing book-length manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction) short stories, personal essays and articles. More info here…
Crime Beat Confidential hosted by Sharon A. Crawford with a little help from Private Investigator Dana Bowman from the Beyond mystery series, made its debut recently on thatchannel.com. This bi-monthly TV series has guests in various areas of “crime” being interviewed by Sharon. Dana? Well, you’ll have to check out the first segment to find out – with guest James Wigmore, forensic toxicologist. See here to watch the show on YouTube and here for more photos from the show.
Crime Beat Confidential continues with Episode 2 featuring guest Nate Hendley, true crime author. Nate’s latest book is The Boy on the Bicycle – a true story of the wrongful conviction of Ron Moffatt as a teenager (in the mid 1950s) for the murder of seven-year-old Wayne Mallette. It is also the story of the serial killer who actually did the murder. Watch the show on You Tube here. It is also listed on the Beyond Faith page here.
Crime Beat Confidential Episode 3 features guest licensed Private Investigator A.P. Cairns who is also a published fiction author. PI Dana Bowman sticks her nose in here, interviewing A.P for the second half of the show. Watch the show on You Tube here. It is also listed on the Beyond Faith page here.
Muskie and Murder debuts at library
Beyond Faith is also here…
Sharon A. Crawford at the beginning of her reading from Beyond Faith at SinC Toronto. This time PI Dana Bowman is confined to a photograph Sharon is holding.
Another SinC reading photo is on the Beyond Faith page. Scroll down the page.
And also here at the Ontario Librarian Association convention February 2 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Hint: Channeling PI Dana Bowman)
Beyond Faith offers secrets, lies and death with a connection to the Catholic Church, set in small-town and big-city Ontario. It’s a great story with a great pair of unlikely protagonists (a brother-sister pair of twin investigators), twists, surprises and Sharon Crawford’s distinctive tone and shining dialogue. Recommended for any detective-story fans yearning for Ontario-based tales.
– Nate Hendley, true-crime author (Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice and The Big Con)
Check out the updated Beyond Faith page. Sharon A’s Gigs, including a kaleidoscope of 2018 events, are now listed on this page as well as links to Amazon and Chapters/Indigo and Sharon’s author blog. For events, scroll down past the Crawford and Bowman profiles
Watch for the monthly Beyond newsletter coming soon. Stay tuned.
Some More Past Events:
Book Launch for Beyond Faith at Supermarket, Sunday, October 22, 2017
Beyond Blood and Beyond the Tripping Point were at Word on the Street Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
Sharon A. holding up the first two Beyond Books – Beyond Blood and Beyond the Tripping Point. Photo courtesy Lisa de Nikolits author of No Fury Like That
See and hear Sharon A. being interviewed about Beyond Blood on the Liquid Lunch
Sharon A. along with Ali Cunliffe and Susan Viets spoke and entertained on a panel about self-publishing from authors’ and editors’ perspectives. Panel was held by the Editors Canada and the video of it all is on You Tube
Sharon A. and four other Crime Writers of Canada authors packed them in for their crime (writing) presentation at Gerrard Ashdale library in Toronto, March 24, 2016
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