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A weekly podcast by a national professional association for mystery and crime writers in Canada. Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Our mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media. Hosted by Erik D'Souza

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A weekly podcast by a national professional association for mystery and crime writers in Canada. Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Our mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media. Hosted by Erik D'Souza

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William Wodhams, Thirty Feet Under

5/24/2024
Thirty Feet Under, a novel by William Woodhams was nominated for The Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Bill lives in Burlington, Ontario. He is an author and award-winning copywriter who has been inspiring people with the life-changing possibilities of cell phones, hamburgers and drywall for over twenty years. His stories have been published in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper, the Pigeon Review Art and Literary Journal, and recognized in Writer’s Digest 2021 Writing Competition. William went back to university as a senior student and recently graduated with a degree in English and Cultural Studies. It was during an Art History class that he got the inspiration for Thirty Feet Under. Learn more about Bill at: williamwodhams.com/ Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:15:37

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David Rabinovich, Jukebox Empire (20240

5/23/2024
JUKEBOX EMPIRE, by David Rabinovitch is nominated for The Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book sponsored by David Reid Simpson Law Firm (Hamilton). David Rabinovitch is an EMMY, Peabody, and Gemini Award-winning film maker. With a background in investigative journalism, he has testified before Congress, documented human rights abuses in China, exposed exploitation of victims of a mass disaster, and contributed to Frontline, Dateline, and Investigative Reports. He has written for the Toronto Globe & Mail, San Francisco Chronicle, TIME Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report. He was raised in the prairie town of Morden, Manitoba, where his uncle Wolfe Rabin’s exploits remain a subject of myth and lore. He divides his time between the Pacific Northwest and Baja California. Jukebox Empire is the true story of Wolfe Rabin, who designed an icon of popular culture and made and lost a fortune four times over. The son of Jewish immigrants to the Canadian prairies, Wolfe Rabin built a jukebox empire with the backing of the Mob, and having sold his soul to the devil, masterminded the largest money-laundering scheme in history to finance running guns to Cuba. It is the inside story of the jukebox in 1940’s Chicago, casinos in 1950’s Havana, and one man’s journey into the dark side of the American dream. Learn more at: https://jukeboxempire.com/ Previous interview with David: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2232876/13804420 Link to the article referenced in the interview: https://jukeboxempire.com/2024/05/08/jukebox-empire-article-in-pacific-sun/ Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:17:27

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Sheilla Jones & James Burns: Murder on Richmond Road

5/22/2024
Sheilla Jones and James Burns' story, Murder on Richmond Road: An Enquiry Bureau Mystery, is nominated for The Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Sheila Jones is an award-winning journalist and best-selling science author. James Burns is an award-winning author and an editor of Prairie History and curator Emeritus of paleontology at the Royal Alberta Museum. Website: http://www.sheillajones.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheilla.jones.7/ Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:17:12

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M.H. Callway, Wisteria Cottage

5/21/2024
M.H. Callway’s story, Wisteria Cottage, Published in Malice Domestic is nominated for Best Crime Short Story. M. H. Callway’s crime fiction has won or been short-listed for several leading awards including the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, the Debut Dagger, and the Derringer. Her thriller, Windigo Fire (Seraphim Editions), was a finalist for the CWC Best First Novel Award. In 2013, she and Donna Carrick of Carrick Publishing co-founded the Mesdames and Messieurs of Mayhem, a collective of established Canadian crime writers. They are the subject of the critically acclaimed CBC documentary, The Mesdames of Mayhem, which you may view on CBC GEM or YouTube. https://mhcallway.com/ Previous interview with M.H. Callway: https://youtu.be/kmZGXdpsYmE CBC feature on Mesdames of Mayhem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4dxvaLCVBE Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:15:57

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Charlotte Morganti: The End Game

5/17/2024
Charlotte is a retired lawyer and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. Now she focuses on writing mysteries. She writes novels and short stories, ranging from gritty investigations to lighter capers. Her short stories have appeared in Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Weekly, and several anthologies. Two years ago I interviewed her when she was nominated by the CWC for best short story. For her story, ALL MY DARLINGS published in the Die Laughing: An Anthology of Humorous Mysteries. Links to previous interviews: Podcast about The End Game: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2232876/13642633 Interview about All my Darlings: https://youtu.be/obDEMGK1fDg Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:19:15

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donalee Moulton: Troubled Water

5/16/2024
donalee Moulton’s story, Troubled Water, has been nominated for an Award of Excellence in The Best Crime Short Story category. Donalee has been writing professionally for over 25 years. She has been published in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, and The National Post. Her short story, “Swan Song,” is in the CWC anthology Cold Canadian Crime and was also nominated for an Award of Excellence. Her first mystery book, Hung Out to Die, was published in 2023, and her second novel, Conflagration, was published in 2024. Donalee is the Atlantic Provinces Regional Rep for the CWC. Previous interviews with donalee: Cold Canadian Crime: https://youtu.be/nKvb6cYTcN8 2023 Awards of Excellence: https://youtu.be/C27PiyqYpYs CWC podcast discussing Conflagration: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2232876/14823840 Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:14:54

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Iona Whishaw, Author of the Lane Winslow Mystery Series

5/15/2024
Iona Whishaw’s novel, TO TRACK A TRAITOR, has been nominated for The Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery sponsored by Jane Doe. Iona Whishaw has been a youth worker, social worker, teacher and an award winning High School Principal, who continued with her writing throughout her working life. Receiving her Masters in Creative writing from UBC, Iona has published short fiction, poetry, poetry translation and one children’s book, Henry and the Cow Problem. Iona is best known for Lane Winslow Mystery series. Debuting with the novel, A Killer in King’s Cove, readers are introduced to Lane Winslow, and war-weary young ex-intelligence officer, who in 1946 leaves London to look for a fresh start. Ten novels later, Iona is trying to find her estranged sister Diana caught up in stressful and mysterious circumstances. As Lane follows the thread leading from South Africa to Aberdeen to the War Office in London it becomes apparent that her sister is on the run, and that keeping secrets seems to be a Winslow family trait. Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:16:55

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Robyn Harding, The Drowning Woman

5/14/2024
Robyn Harding’s novel, THE DROWNING WOMAN, (Grand Central Publishing) is nominated for The Peter Robinson Award for Best Crime Novel sponsored by Rakuten Kobo. Robyn is a Vancouver crime writer known for her bestselling novels including The Perfect Family, The Arrangement, Her Pretty Face, and The Party. She was nominated for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for best crime novel for The Party. Before becoming a novelist, she worked as an advertising executive and a screenplay writer. Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:16:23

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Craig H. Bowlsby: Requiem for a Lotus

5/14/2024
Craig H. Bowlsby’s story, REQUIEM FOR A LOTUS is nominated for The Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript Born and raised in Vancouver, Craig has a BFA in creative writing from UBC and has studied extensively with the brilliant and celebrated author William Deverell. Last year, he won the Award of Excellence for the Best Crime Short Story, sponsored by Mystery Magazine, for his story, THE GIRL WHO WAS ONLY THREE QUARTERS DEAD. In 2014, he won the Brian McFarlane Award from the Society for International Hockey Research. Craig has also written articles for the Vancouver Province, the Seattle Times, The Hockey News, and the Vancouver Courier. Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:14:21

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Vicki Delany: The Queen of Cozy

5/9/2024
Vicki Delany has been nominated twice in The Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery sponsored by Jane Doe category. Steeped in Malice (published by Kensington Books) and The Game is a Footnote (published by Crooked Lane Books) are both on the shortlist. Vicki is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than fifty books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Year Round Christmas books for Crooked Lane, the Tea by the Sea mysteries for Kensington, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series for Crooked Lane Books, and the Lighthouse Library series (as Eva Gates) for Crooked Lane. Vicki is a past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and several Awards of Excellence. Vicki is the recipient of the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:15:09

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Steve Urszenyi: Thinker. Writer. Author. Storyteller.

5/8/2024
Steve Urszenyi’s debut international thriller, Perfect Shot, is nominated for Best Crime First Novel sponsored by Melodie Campbell Steve served for many years as a paramedic and a police tactical medic. He is an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) incident response. When not writing, Steve loves international travel and touring on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his wife, Lynne. https://steveurszenyi.com/ Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:12:12

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Gail Bowen: The Legacy

5/6/2024
Gail Bowen is nominated for The Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery sponsored by Jane Doe. THE LEGACY is 22 book in her long running Joanne Kilbourn series, several of which were either nominated for or received awards, including the then named Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1994, for A COLDER KIND OF DEATH. She has also written four Rapid Reads novellas, the Charlie D and several plays. She is well established in Canada, highly respected in the writing community and much sought after by readers. She is frequently a guest at literary events. Several of her Joanne Kilbourn books were turned into a TV series. https://www.gailbowen.com/ Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:23:15

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Maureen Jennings, 2024 Grand Master

5/2/2024
An Interview with Maureen Jennings, the 2024 recipient of the Grandmaster Lifetime Achievement Award from Crime Writers of Canada. This prestigious award recognizes her long-term contribution to Canadian and international mystery writing. Established in 2014, the Grand Master Award is given to a Canadian crime writer with a substantial body of work that has garnered national and international recognition. Visit her website at maureenjennings.com Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:25:04

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Ludvica Boota discusses the 2024 Awards of Excellence

4/26/2024
Ludvica Boota (Progaming Director) and Erik D'Souza (Social Media Coordinator) discuss Crime Writers Canada's 2024 Awards of Excellence. They congradulate some of the nominees and talk about the voting process. Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:31:02

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Amy Tector: Honor The Dead

4/18/2024
Amy Tector has spent more than 20 years plumbing the secrets squirrelled away at Canada’s national archives, Library and Archives. Her debut novel, THE HONEYBEE EMERALDS was a finalist for the Indie Book Award Best - First Novel. Her second, THE FOULEST THINGS, was the first in a loose trilogy centered on murders and mayhem in the archives. It was a finalist in the Crime Writers of Canada awards. HONOR THE DEAD, out April 2024l, is the third. Amy has a PhD in English literature and lives in Ottawa, Canada with a daughter named Violet, a husband named Andrew and a dog named Daffodil. She is an enthusiastic, but incompetent, cross-country skier. Previous interview with Amy: https://youtu.be/r3E15Se9-Nw Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:15:28

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Julie Hiner, Tales of Dark Crime and Horror

4/10/2024
Julie Hiner is an author of heavy metal horror. She spent endless hours during her childhood lost in the pages of books and listening to the metal gods. Julie lives in Calgary, nestled near the Rocky Mountains. A hardcore 80s rocker at heart, Julie’s writing is infused with music of all eras. Her dark crime novels are a fusion of 80s metal, 70s acid rock and dark story telling. Obsessed with the dark mind of the serial killer, Julie’s characters are based on bits and pieces of some of the most terrifying monsters to roam the earth. She was nominated for CWC award for Best Novella for her story Dead End track which took place in the 70’s. Her new book, Trash Track takes place in 1999 and although this is still A detective Mahoney series, the protagonist is now Stella Mahoney. She is Alberta’s regional rep for Crime Writers of Canada. Learn more at: killersanddemons.com/ Find our previous video at: youtube.com/watch?v=L8sig2KX5zA Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:14:40

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donalee Moulton, Author, educator, poet, woman of mystery, yogi

4/3/2024
donalee Moulton’s first mystery book Hung out to Die was published in 2023. A historical mystery, Conflagration!, was published in 2024. A short story “Swan Song” was one of 21 selected for publication in Cold Canadian Crime. It was shortlisted for an Award of Excellence. Another short story in this series was published in Black Cat Weekly and shortlisted in the 2024 Derringer Awards. Other short stories have been published recently in After Dinner Conversation, The Antigonish Review, and Queen’s Quarterly (forthcoming). donalee is an award-winning freelance journalist. She has written articles for print and online publications across North America including The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Lawyer’s Daily, National Post, and Canadian Business. As well, donalee is the author of The Thong Principle: Saying What You Mean and Meaning What You Say and co-authored the book, Celebrity Court Cases: Trials of the Rich and Famous. donalee has published numerous poems, short stories and essays in journals and other publications across Canada and beyond. She lives in Halifax happily surrounded by family, friends, pets, and words of all shapes, sizes, and syllables. Previous interviews with donalee Moulton: A Conversation with donalee Moulton 1 - Cold Canadian Crime: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIOiGkZfuggFaMjhRHF1Z_SzZMBxs0-n9 A Conversation with donalee Moulton 2 – Awards of Excellence 2022: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIOiGkZfuggHziCddyjoPRRYgS0bIqHLD donalee’s website: https://donaleemoulton.com/ Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:15:45

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Yvonne Maximchuk, BC Author and Watercolor Artist

3/14/2024
Yvonne Maximchuk is still exploring the Broughton Archipelago in her sixteen-foot speedboat SeaRose from her off-grid home on Gilford Island, still learning the secret world of islands and inlets from which she draws her inspiration. She is a life-long working artist in acrylic, watercolour, drawing media and clay, and author of a memoir; Drawn to Sea – From Paintbrush to Chainsaw, Carving out a Life on BC’s Rugged Raincoast (Caitlin Press 2013) about her life in the Broughton Archipelago wilderness. She is co-author of Full Moon Flood Tide, Bill Proctor’s Raincoast (Harbour Publishing 2003) nominated for the Bill Duthie’s Booksellers Choice award in the BC and Yukon Book Awards. A follow-up, Tide Rips and Back Eddies, Bill Proctor’s Tales of Blackfish Sound was published (Harbour Publishing) in 2015. Yvonne’s colouring book, Colour the British Columba Coast; was a smash hit up to and during covid. Within its pages are forty drawings, along with a brief description of the scene and artist tips. Released June 2016 (Harbour Publishing) it quickly went to a second edition. Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:18:30

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Laurie McLure and Mountain Shadows

3/6/2024
Laurie McLure has a passion for crime fiction and for those who read it, write it, edit it, represent it and publish it. Laurie garnered significant writing experience throughout her career with government and through working and volunteering with not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Crime Writers of Canada. The great loves of Laurie's life are her family, animals, travel, books and potato chips. Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:19:18

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Joanna Vander Vlugt - Author, Illustrator & Podcaster

2/28/2024
Joanna Vander Vlugt is an author and illustrator. As a teenager, she drew charcoal portraits and wrote mysteries. Now, she uses Copic markers to illustrate motorcycles and scooters. The Unravelling, her debut novel, and Dealer’s Child were Canadian Book Club Awards finalists. The third novel in the Jade & Sage Thyme series, Spy Girls, will be released in March 2024. Joanna draws upon her 13 years’ experience working in the prosecutor’s office and 10 years working in the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner for inspiration for her novels. Joanna is proud of her podcast SAM Magazine and the many authors she has interviewed. Joanna’s novels, art and podcast can be found at joannavandervlugt.com. Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

Duration:00:20:03