In conversation with award winning author, Keenan Powell

James:                  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Keenan:               Writing has always been a part of my life. I was an avid letter writer in high school. In college, I majored in broadcasting which necessitated a lot of writing. Then law school. I’ve been practicing law …

Hemlock Needle

by Keenan PowellPublished by Level Best Books Legal Procedural Novels, the crime as seen through the eyes of a lawyer, were not my genre of choice. I must confess that when I saw the date, time and place at the beginning of every chapter I thought, aha, just as I …

In conversation with Canadian Mystery Writer Brenda Chapman

James:                  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? What was your first formal (not necessarily professional) writing project? Brenda:                The idea to become a writer came gradually over time. While I took a year-long creative writing course in university, I never seriously considered writing as a …

Turning Secrets

by Brenda Chapman Published by Dundurn Publishers of Fine Books Cover Image by Shutterstock.com/JustBreak I must confess that Police Procedural Novels were not my genre of choice, emphasizing process over creating rich characters and developing a robust plot. However, after reading Brenda Chapman’s masterpiece; “Turning Secrets”, my misgivings have been …

HAPPY LABOUR DAY, 2019!

The holiday Canada gave the world Labour Day marks not just the triumph of worker’s spirit but an expression of human dignity and creative excellence. The first Canadian parade for workers’ rights was held in Toronto on April 15, 1872. One of the prime reasons for organizing the demonstration was to …

Quanto, a true K-9 Paladin

The relationship between a man and his dog is unlike any other. It’s a bond so strong and so special that little compares. This is the kind of bond Constable Matthew Williamson (Matt) had with his partner, Police Service Dog Quanto Vom Hercules. Quanto, a five year old German Shepherd …

A Conversation with the Enigmatic Solomon Knight

A peek through the veil of secrecy surrounding the mysterious Solomon Knight. Hello! I’m pleased to bring you another author interview, this time with James D.A. Terry, the writer of Be Careful What You Wish For. (See the book at the bottom of this interview!) Enjoy! -Vincent Lowry author of: …

Never So Alone

by Barry Finlay Published by Keep on Climbing Publishing Loneliness is a dark place. It’s like sitting in a room at night by yourself and feeling like this is eternity. It’s like being in a place with a thousand people but feeling invisible to every one of them. It’s like …

Welcome to a conversation with Award Winning Author, Barry Finlay

Entering the library the murmur of amiable voices greets you and immediately you sense you’re among friends. You bask in the amber glow of the coals on the hearth and the late afternoon sun through ancient leaded glass windows; the richness of the mahogany lined walls and bookcases filled with …

A Short Message From Lea Wait

Your outward peace, strength and courage are an inspiration to us all, Lea. God bless you. A Short Message from Lea Wait Posted on July 26, 2019 by mainecrimewriters For all of you who have been following Lea Wait’s updates about her cancer struggle…today she has asked us to share the news that …