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Christmas Gifts in September?

Christmas Gifts in September? Yes, you deserve it. Summer holidays are over, the kids are back at school, and you’re back at work trying to navigate away from health risks, climate disasters, and the political and economic turmoil around you. Looking forward to your next break?  Let’s leapfrog past Halloween and Thanksgiving and avoid the stress of Christmas shopping in Continue Reading

Bouchercon? MWA?

Bouchercon? MWA? Let me explain. I know it can be confusing to follow all the acronyms and code words of the secret society of crime writers, I’m still learning them myself. Fortunately, we’re not that secretive. Writer-to-writer and writer-to-the-world we are dedicated to sharing our words and our stories to share the joy, the lessons, and the ideas that we Continue Reading

Where do stories come from? Fact of fiction.

Where do stories come from? Fact or fiction Watch the YouTube video: “Where do the stories come from? Fact or fiction.” Hear the answers and the author’s secrets revealed: Or come and hear us live! Montreal crime writers, Delvin Chatterson and Russell Fralich will be at Indigo- Pte. Claire, Saturday, Aug. 27th, noon till 4pm, ready to answer your Continue Reading

Author Event @ INDIGO – Chapters

Author Event @ INDIGO – Chapters Saturday August 27th, 2-4 pm Live & In Person! Meet Canadian Crime Writers Del Chatterson and Russell Fralich reading from their most recent books and answering your questions. Watch the video to learn more:    


HER LAST GOODBYE Format: 544 pages, Paperback, Published: January 25, 2022 by Mira Books ISBN 9780778311720 (ISBN10: 0778311724) Review by Delvin Chatterson Mystery & Suspense Magazine – July 24, 2022 “Daddy, where’s Mommy?” It’s not a question any father wants to hear from his ten-year old son, especially after he’s been up all night looking for Mommy and has just reported her missing Continue Reading

Are you as talented as Mr. Ripley?

How to write suspense Are you as talented as Mr. Ripley? You may have read the novels of Patricia Highsmith or seen the movies – Strangers on a Train or The Talented Mr. Ripley – two of the most highly regarded mystery and suspense stories of all time.  Highsmith also published in 1983 her notes and advice in one of Continue Reading

Happy Canada Day! Let’s celebrate with Canadian crime writers.

Happy Canada Day! Let’s celebrate with Canadian crime writers. Take a break from pandemics and politics to enjoy a good summer read. And if you enjoy reading crime stories, I have some suggestions for you that include exhilarating thrillers, intriguing mysteries, true crime stories, and a selection of short stories from the outstanding authors of Crime Writers of Canada. My Continue Reading

What did I learn at ThrillerFest?

What did I learn at ThrillerFest? Keep reading, writing and talking to other writers So I went to this writers conference called ThrillerFest in NYC with a few hundred other members of ITW (International Thriller Writers) from around the world and came home with a head full of new ideas, inspiration and motivation to keep on reading, writing and talking Continue Reading

For Writers and Readers First. It’s not too late to join us!

For Writers and Readers First      It’s not too late to join us! MAPLE LEAF MYSTERY CONFERENCE You’re invited to join us and participate in this five-day online event with interactive interviews, conversations and panel discussions with some of Canada’s best crime writers and international bestselling authors, including Ian Rankin, Rick Mofina, Maureen Jennings, Vicki Delany, Iona Winshaw and Continue Reading

Celebrity authors

Celebrity authors It doesn’t seem fair. They’re already rich and famous. Celebrities have an instant advantage over other writers. It’s a very effective hook to pull readers into a book – the inside story by an insider! Fact or fiction, it’s an easy sale for the former President, Secretary of State, Mafia hit man, rock star, or astronaut. It doesn’t Continue Reading