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Beyond Faith is here.

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.

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

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Watch for the monthly Beyond newsletter coming in November. Stay tuned.

Sharon’s long-running (17 years September 2017) East End Writers’ Group writing critique meetings continue from 7 p.m. to 9.45 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. Next meeting is October 25, 2017.  More info here.

Sharon is teaching her Kick-Start You Memoir Using the Six Senses Workshop in two locations this November 2017. More info here.

Sharon A. Crawford – for more November events check here. Scroll down past the Crawford and Bowman profiles.

Please note that I am not taking on any more copy editing of book-length and novella-length manuscripts, but will honour current clients’ book and novella copy editing contracts. Still copy editing shorter pieces. And yes, I still do manuscript evaluations of book-length and novella-length manuscripts and welcome new clients. More info here.

Recent Past Events:

Creativity from the Stacks

East End Writers’ Group members emerged beyond the S. Walter Stewart Library stacks and shared their creativity in the library’s auditorium, Wed., June 28. And we had a lot of fun. More details here.

What’s Your Story? East York

Sharon A. Crawford and her East End Writers’ Group presented sample writing critiques as well as showcasing group members’ published books as part of the East York segment of What’s Your Story? Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at S. Walter Stewart Library. More info under More Scoop on the Group on East End Writers page

Dana Bowman returned in a comedy skit with literary novelist Shane Joseph. Dana Bowman from Beyond Blood and George Walton from Shane’s In the Shadow of the Conquistador collided as fiction and reality merged at the Urban Folk Art Salon Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at Mount Pleasant Library.

Dana Bowman, the main character in Sharon’s Beyond Blood mystery novel, appeared at the Toronto Heliconian Club during Doors Open May 28.  Info on the Toronto Heliconian Club here.

See and hear Sharon A. being interviewed 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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Keeping the suspense in your novel’s plot
As an editor I have read and edited a variety  of fiction manuscripts. The creativity of many of the  writers and the wide range of story lines is very interesting. But one thing (among others) I sometimes find is the lack of sufficient suspense. The story drags; the story, well, it flat lines. Here are […]
Posted: November 17, 2017, 3:50 pm
When Your Fiction Characters take over
Fiction characters taking over writing your novel or short story is usually seen as a good sign that your characters are developing. But where do you draw the line? For the past couple of years I have been dressing  up as my main Beyond mystery novel character, Dana Bowman, and do short comedy skits at […]
Posted: November 9, 2017, 6:09 pm