During a Royal visit in March of 1998, it was announced that Prince (now King) Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry would make a visit to Burnaby South High School. Katie, then fourteen, naturally shared the worldwide crush teenage girls
Three Fabulous Mystery Magazines
It was such an honour to see my name on the cover of these recent issues of favourite mystery magazines. Mystery Magazine’s December issue contained “The Last Noel”; the January/February issue of EQMM had “The Murder of Sir Henry Baskerville”
My first Christmas present, and what a lovely surprise to see my story “The Last Noel” in Mystery Weekly!
When Grannie Forbes falls face first into the Christmas pudding, no one in the family is particularly sorry, but soon the questions begin. Did someone take a hand to ensure that this was her last Noel? It was wickedly fun
Thrilled to have a story in A Hint of Hitchcock
I couldn’t resist answering the call to write a story inspired by one of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies. Being a long-time fan of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca, and having enjoyed the film he made of the book, this seemed the
Join me for our book launch: Sisters in Crime – Crime Wave 2
Please join me on Wednesday, October 19, at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time for the official launch of Crime Wave: Women of a Certain Age. My story, titled “The Fair Rosamund and the Summer of Love, is one of 16 mysteries
My First Podcast, courtesy of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
I spent many years recording soundtracks for Elwoodettes Marionettes when I lived in town, but since moving to the coast and having the pandemic put an end to performing, my recording equipment has remained idle. Therefore, I was delighted to
“Number 10 Marlborough Place” wins Best Short Story in the CWC Awards of Excellence
I am so thrilled to see that my latest story for EQMM, set in Post-War England, has won Best Short Story for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence. I was inspired to write the story after watching an
Another Story in Black Cat Weekly!
When a third-rate actress falls to her death after accusing a popular anchorman of rape, a narcissistic theatre critic who has murdered a few of her plays, discovers there is more to her story than meets the eye. Read Me
Thrilled to be featured on the cover of Black Cat Weekly!
A man is shot dead inside a locked room. He’s found seconds later. No one else was there. Suicide seems the obvious answer, yet Detective Constable Annie Blake thinks it was murder. Can she prove it? Find out in my
Writing for the Short Story Market
With the pandemic decimating live theatrical productions, not to mention live book events, marketing novels and plays has become more of a challenge than usual. Therefore, I’ve been delighted to discover the enjoyment of writing for the short-story market. Until