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Because of the COVID-19, Toronto Public Library branches are not yet fully open, but are slowly getting there. Library patrons can return books to outside book drops and books can be put on hold online, then  with making an appointment online, can be picked up at the library branch. Some branches are opening their computer use sections to library patrons. Library programs are not yet back.  This means that the East End Writers’ Group has not yet returned to meeting at S. Walter Stewart branch. East End Writer’s Group is still celebrating its 20th. anniversary, just differently. And we are meeting on Zoom for now.

For more info on the library closing, check here. For more information on East End Writers’ Group just Zooming along, check here.


East End Writers’ Group has already started the anniversary celebration with a couple of us appearing on Liquid Lunch on thatchannel.com. See the East End Writers’ Group page for more details here.


The Beyond books gigs for 2020 have already begun, but now turned remote. First one, in person,  was part of an Authors Reading presented by Toronto Sisters in Crime January 16, 2020. More details here. Scroll down beyond the info about Dana, me, and the book. 

Crime Beat Confidential  is back finally for this year, with the show’s Episode #8. Sharon A. Crawford interviews  featuring guest mystery thriller author, David Albertyn, who, with another author started The Author Book Club online. This episode was taped remotely. Here is a still from the show.

Link to the actual show is here. Caveat – PI Dana Bowman gets carried away with her introduction as she takes over my office – for a bit.

Our previous guest, and the last guest in 2019 was prolific author  Lisa de Nikolits who publishes one book annually.  Here’s a still from that show.


Lisa de Nikolits, my guest on Crime Beat Confidential and her latest book The Occult Persuasion

More shots of Crime Beat Confidential on the Beyond Faith page as well as a link to some of the the show’s Episode #7 here. Warning: PI Dana Bowman again leads in with her introductory rant, but at least she isn’t in my office 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 in June 2018 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.

Meantime, check back on previous episodes here.

More murderous mayhem, this time in Toronto the Good? This Crime Writers of Canada panel on December 3, 2019, showed 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.

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Stay tuned for upcoming presentations.


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 2020 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   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.

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, 2018 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 and 2019 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


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 in April 2016 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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