With Michael Dymmoch & Carl Brookins
In the signing room at the 2013 Magna Cum Murder in Indianapolis, IN in the beautiful old Columbia Club
With Ian Hamilton
With Ian Hamilton, author of the Ava Lee series, at The Word On The Street Saskatoon, September 16, 2018.
With Gail Bowen
At 2014 Saskatchewan Festival of Words. Gail is a fellow Saskatchewan mystery writer, whose books taught me that you can be a Saskatchewan writer, writing about Saskatchewan and be successful. She’s a mentor, friend, and all around cool chick.
With legendary Victor Banis and writer/publisher Laura Baumbach
Vicki is always good for a big, bad, outlandish hat. Here we are at the 2012 Meet the Canucks event at Bouchercon conference, trying to decide whether we should start the party or wait for some latecomers.
With colleague and co-resenter, Liz Bugg who is also an Insomniac Press author.
With Thomas Keith at the 2009 Lammie Awards, NYC
Signing books for Muveddet & Emre, next to childrens author Arthur Slade, at The Word On The Street Saskatoon – Sept 2013
Robert and I have the same US publicist, who wisely put us together on a California tour in 2005, me with Flight of Aquavit, and Robert with his book “Whose Eye is on Which Sparrow”. It was a genius pairing as our styles could not be more different, yet we complimented each other very well. He is a terrific gentleman, and so very eloquent. Robert and I continue to be friends and see each other often at various literary events.
With Robert Calder, an award-winning author and an accomplished scholar of modern British Literature at the University of Saskatchewan avid reader Marikay Falby at the 2012 The Word On The Street in Saskatoon.
Photo was taken by Maureen’s talented husband Iden Ford at Bloody Words 2010
With Quebec writer Nairne Holtz
At our joint launch in Toronto – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2009
Saskatchewan author, Murray Malcolm, and I, have appeared together both in Saskatoon and at Moose Jaw’s Festival of Words.
NAT Grant, Barbara Fradkin, Louise Penny
At the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montreal where NAT worked to get us on a panel East vs West (in terms of crime writing) with Barbara from Ottawa representing West, and me the East, Louise was our super moderator – April 2010
With Neil in front of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland where we were both attending Bouchercon Mystery conference.
Neil Plakcy, Greg Herren, Mark Zubro
Having some fun at the end of the night, we were a Motley Men of Mystery in Ann Arbor, Michigan
With authors Neil Plakcy, Greg Herren, Mark Zubro, and Common Language Bookstore & Sh/AUT performance space owners Martin & Keith.
With Pam Blance, then an up and coming new writer Toronto – Bloody Words 2010
With author Pat Brown – Left Coast Crime Convention – Waikoloa, Kona, Hawaii March 2009 – Not all of our time was exactly spent in the conference rooms. But to be fair – it was winter in Hawaii, unseasonably cool and rainy and this was one of the few sunny days. Really.
Mark Zubro, Ellen Hart, Greg Herren, Neil Plakcy
Theatre on the Square event hosted by Outword Bound Bookstore, Indianapolis, IN 2009
Mark Richard Zubro, Chuck Zito and Neil Plakcy
Q&A in NYC with Zito, Plakcy and Zubro
September 2007 I, along with my colleagues, Mark Richard Zubro, Chuck Zito, and Neil Plakcy, did a two city mini tour, which we called The Men of Mystery Tour, with stops in New York and Boston. We were wonderfully received, had a great time together, were graciously hosted by the LGBT Center and Oscar Wilde Bookstore in NYC, and Calamus Bookstore in Boston, and what terrific turnouts.
W.S. Gager and Michael Dymmoch
Magna Cum Murder 2013
An example of the deep conversations common at Magna Cum Murder convention…okay, most often its laughter. Indianapolis 2013. With authors W.S. Gager and Michael Dymmoch. We’d just come from our panel on When Characters Assume a Life of their own.
Mark Richard Zubro
With Mark Richard Zubro at Giovanni’s Room Bookstore in Philadelphia, 2008.
With author Lori Lake San Francisco, CA 2010
Lee Patton, Greg Herren, Ann Laughlin
Hijinks in San Francisco
With authors Lee Patton, Greg Herren, Ann Laughlin – our event at A Different Light Bookstore 2009
Anthony Bidulka Lee Patton, Greg Herren, Ann Laughlin A Different Light Bookstore, San Francisco, CA 2009
With Kelley at a dinner for all of us who were guests of honor at the 2012 When Words Collide literary festival in Calgary. Kelley is a Canadian writer, primarily of fantasy novels.
Kay Stewart, Nat Grant and Vicki Delany
With authors Kay Stewart, Nat Grant and Vicki Delany at Bloody Words Mystery conference in Toronto, 2008
Katherine V. Forrest and Charles Flowers
With author Katherine V. Forrest and Lambda Literary Foundation ED Charles Flowers
At the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards in New York City
Karin Kallmaker and Neil Plakcy
With authors Karin Kallmaker and Neil Plakcy at the Lambda Literary Awards 2009 in New York City
John Mcfetridge, Robin Spano, Lou Allin, Rich Blechta
Together we represented the O Canada panel at the 2012 Bouchercon Mystery conference in Cleveland. John, Lou, Rick and I have all served on the Crime Writers of Canada board.
John and I were both presenters at the 2012 The Word On The Street festival in Saskatoon. It was a shiny happy day to be signing books in our hometown.
With writer/editor Joe Pittman
At the Lammie Awards – NYC 2009
With author/filmmaker Jim Tushinski at the opening night party for Saints & Sinners Literary Conference in New Orleans, 2007.
The launch of Stain of the Berry in Toronto at This Ain’t the Rosedale Library was a joint event with author Jim Bartley who was launching his book, Drina Bridge. 2006
Helene Tursten, Baron Birtcher, Christopher Moore, Deborah Terrell Atkinson
Left Coast Crime 2009-Kona Hawaii – Panel: Does Geography Determine the Genre or the Content – with my fellow panelists Helene Tursten (Sweden), Baron Birtcher (Hawaii), Christopher Moore (Thailand), Deborah Terrell Atkinson (Hawaii)
Greg Herren, Gillian Rodger and JM Redmann
At the opening night party for Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans.
Greg Miraglia, Neil Plakcy, Rich Merritt, Mark Zubro, Chris Beakey, Scott Sherman
With authors Greg Miraglia, Neil Plakcy, Rich Merritt, Mark Zubro, Chris Beakey, Scott Sherman – Washington, DC – Speaking at the International Association of GLBT Criminal Justice Professionals Annual Conference
Cheryl Freedman, Steve Steinbock, Sue Steinbock and Catherine Astolfo
Reacting with horror at something in Jill Edmondson’s (front) new book
Also with Bloody Words organizer Cheryl Freedman, IACW president Steve Steinbock, Sue Steinbock, and CWC president Catherine Astolfo
Chuck Zito, Neil Plakcy & Mark Richard Zubro
This was called the Men of Msytery Tour – with two stops in NYC and Boston, September 2007. Had a wonderful time with authors Chuck Zito, Neil Plakcy & Mark Richard Zubro.
With Arthur Ellis Awards Dinner Chair and terrific writer Deryn Collier as I prepare to MC the 2011 Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards in Victoria, BC
They gifted me with the gorgeous boutonnière, which was created by a volunteer, and included a herb that represented ‘crime’ – very fitting.
With author Ellen Hart at Arnauds, New Orleans, 2007
Ellen Hart and Robert Taylor
The three of us had a marvelous time, reading together in Minneapolis, late 2005.
Appeared at Query Booksellers in Minneapolis with one of my all time favourite authors, Ellen Hart, and reunited my last year’s California tour mate Robert Taylor. 2005
Authors Gone Wild!
What really goes on behind the scenes at joint author events.
Audrey’s Bookstore – Edmonton, Alberta 2010
Greg Herren and Ellen Hart
With authors Greg Herren and Ellen Hart at a reading at A Different Light Bookstore
San Francisco, CA 2010
Greg Herren and Ellen Hart
Bathing in an eerie glow with authors Greg Herren and Ellen Hart
San Francisco, CA – Reading at A Different Light Bookstore 2010
Cheryl Freedman – Outgoing Crime Writers of Canada ED
At her final Bloody Words as ED – Ottawa 2009
I was the MC with Cathy Astolfo (outgoing CWC president) as one of the presenters at Bouchercon 2012 – Meet the Canucks event. A very popular party.
With Crime Writers of Canada President, Catherine Astolfo.
It was an exciting night. I was MCing the CWC’s Arthur Ellis Awards, and Cathy was celebrating the end of her term as president.
Caro Soles, Chris Beakey, Neil Plakcy
Lammy Awards in LA 2008 – With Fellow Men’s Mystery Nominees Caro Soles, Chris Beakey, Neil Plakcy – none of us won. 🙁
In addition to being a fine writer, Caro is the founder of Canada’s first mystery writers convention, Bloody Words. Caro and I joyously toured Texas together in 2007.
Brenda Chapman, RJ Harlick, Mary Jane Maffini, Linda Wiken
The Canadian Brigade – in Cleveland, in front of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame where we’re about to attend the opening night reception for the 2012 Bouchercon Mystery Conference.
We clean up nice – With author Brenda Chapman Bloody Words Conference banquet 2010
Barbara Fradkin & Vicki Delany
Champagne in Limo with authors Barbara Fradkin & Vicki Delany
At Bouchercon Conference in Indianapolis, 2009
Barbara Fradkin, RJ Harlick & Vicki Delany
A Night out at Bouchercon Mystery Conference
With Barbara Fradkin, RJ Harlick & Vicki Delany – stepping away from conference duties for dinner out in Indianapolis, 2009. I surprised Barbara, RJ & Vicki by booking a limo and champagne for our ride to the restaurant.
Alex Brett and Darren Greer
Ottawa Launch with authors Alex and Darren 2004
This was a wonderful event at the National Library of Canada in Ottawa, where I read with authors (and friends) Alex Brett and Darren Greer.