I’m very happy to have my short story, The Mercy Killer, up on Mysteryrat’s Maze podcast today. It’s my first experience writing for a podcast and I think the actor, Thomas Nance, did a great job. Thanks to Lorie Lewis Ham for accepting the story and setting it all up.
Today, I’m guest blogging on Susan Palmquist’s blog, This Writer’s Life, on creating characters that readers can relate to.
KRL: When did you first write “Mercy Killer” and where did you get the idea?
KRL: Has it been published?
KRL: Have you written and published many short stories?
KRL: I understand you also write mystery novels, what is easier writing short stories or books?
What do a burned-out WWII spy seeking peace and quiet in the wilds of BC, a single parent desperate for affordable housing in Vancouver and a female hit person have in common? They are all women on the case and creations of Vancouver mystery authors. On Thursday, September 13, I’ll be joining Iona Whishaw and Linda L. Richards to talk about writing and read from our latest works at the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Left Coast Crime Convention Association
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Atrium, Richmond Library and Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
For more information about Left Coast Crime 2019, go to the website: www.leftcoastcrime.org/2019/
This afternoon I moderated a session at the Firehall branch of the Vancouver Public Library which gave a sampling of the depth and range of crime fiction in this part of Canada. Carys Cragg read from Dead Reckoning, her heartbreaking and uplifting memoir about meeting the man who killed her father. AJ Devlin had us laughing out loud with his brand-new debut novel, Cobra Clutch. And Robert W, Mackay thrilled us with his story of wartime bravery, Soldier of the Horse. Thanks to the Vancouver Public Library for hosting this author reading event, part of a series of events celebrating Crime Writers of Canada’s 35th anniversary.