Half my life is an act of revision
– John Irving

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Sharon appears twice at Word on the Street Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Toronto’s  Harbourfront Centre. PI Dana Bowman will be there – between the book covers.  More details – scroll down for info. on the page – here.

East End Writers’ Group returns to regular monthly writing critique meetings September 25, 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

East End Writers’ Group Wed May 29  – Special Presentation: Small Presses: Guerrilla Book Marketing in the Digital Age was a big success.  Details here.

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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

PI Dana Bowman, the main character in the Beyond mystery series is interviewed by Hugh Reilly on Liquid Lunch here. Dana in-studio photo 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

Muskie and Murder with Michael Robert Dyet and Sharon A. Crawford at East End Writers’Group June 27. Shane Joseph Photo. More M and M photos here and here.

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.

Sharon begins SinC reading Feb. 15/18. E. Terri Dixon photo


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

Sharon and friends. Photo courtesy Martin Crawford

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

L to R: Sharon A. Crawford, Steve Shrott, Nate Hendley, Lisa de Nikolits, Mark Eddy
L to R: Sharon A. Crawford, Steve Shrott, Nate Hendley, Lisa de Nikolits, Mark Eddy

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Sharon and Dana at Word on the Street
. It’s PI Dana Bowman here and I’m so excited. The annual Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival rolls into Toronto this coming weekend. And I’m going to be there at two booths. I am front stage and centre at the Toronto Sisters in Crime Booth and share space at the Crime Writers […]
Posted: September 18, 2019, 9:51 pm
Revisions in Life and in Writing
“Half my life is an act of revision” – John Irving. Most of us writers are familiar with doing many revisions of their short story, their poem, their novel – whatever they are writing. But did it ever occur to you that our lives are full of constant revisions and we often have to “rewrite” […]
Posted: September 6, 2019, 5:04 pm