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Muskie and Murder: The War Between Mystery Fiction and Literary Fiction returns this fall. Details here.  Scroll down just below the Book Launch.

Workshops and Courses: Sharon A. Crawford has added a new workshop Memoir as Creative Non-fiction.  More info here.

Editing and Manuscript Evaluation: Sharon A. Crawford welcomes new editing clients. Specializing in manuscript evaluation of books, novellas; and copy editing books, 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.

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…

on You Tube where Sharon is interviewed about Beyond Faith and the Beyond gang by Hugh Reilly on Liquid Lunch

And here 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 new Beyond Faith page. Sharon A’s Gigs 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

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Watch for the monthly Beyond newsletter coming soon. Stay tuned.

And talks about editing and writing with her colleagues:

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

Recent 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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Authors’ Book presentation this week
An author’s book promo never ends. But that is a good thing. Besides the obvious, a chance to sell copies of our books, it is also a chance to do a number of interesting things and meet some of our readers. So, why the collective “we”? Because for this first of two events this week, […]
Posted: October 22, 2018, 5:31 pm
Creative Nonfiction intersecting with memoir and fiction?
I’m teaching a new writing workshop called Memoir as Creative Nonfiction. Although both are nonfiction and therefore must be truthful or as Lee Gutkind’s book stays You Can’t Make this Stuff Up. But you can use fiction techniques (emphasis on “techniques”) to tell your true story. Mr. Gutkind should know – he has been dubbed […]
Posted: October 12, 2018, 5:01 pm