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Current and Upcoming Gigs

2019

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October 2019

Crime Beat Confidential, Episode 6  was currently video taped and is now up on Youtube. This episode contains a lot of “murderous mayhem” talk. Let’s put it this way – if you put two mystery reading addicts together in one room and both are also former journalists… Watch the show here

November 2019

Stay tuned. A few are in the works.

December 2019

 

Crime Writers of Canada presents

“Toronto the Good?

Tuesday, December 3, 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Road, Toronto

Join five of us crime writers – fiction and non-fiction – as we tell why we set our stories in Toronto and what some of those stories are and why Toronto is a magnet for crime stories. We may even read a few excerpts to chill your bones colder than the winter weather. Moderated by true crime writer Nate Hendley, this panel of Lorna Poplak, Desmond P. Ryan,  Jim McDonald and Sharon A. Crawford will also answer questions about crimes in Toronto that intrigue us. Questions from the audience welcome.  We will have copies of our books available for show and sell. Crime books make good Christmas presents.

Free admission and registration not required. See flyer just below.

Recent Gigs:

September 2019

Word on the Street, Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sharon and the Beyond gang (between the book covers of Beyond the Tripping Point, Beyond Blood and Beyond Faith) appeared at two booths (not at the same time) – Toronto Sisters in Crime and Crime Writers of Canada.

August 2019

Crime Beat Confidential

Taped a new episode of Crime Beat Confidential on thatchannel.com with my guest Marian Misters, co-owner of Sleuth of Baker Street, the mystery bookstore in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The store is full of mystery books, but it is more than books. Marian is definitely an author’s bookstore owner in my opinion. And, PI Dana Bowman, the main character in my Beyond mysteries begins the show, yet again. See the show here.

Dana Bowman starts the show.

 

Guest Marian Misters, co-owner Sleuth of Baker Street Bookstore

 

Small Presses: Guerrilla  Book Marketing in the Digital Age

 

 

 

Wed May 29, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Pk. Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada

Join the East End Writers’ Group for an evening with the Blue Denim Press Gang. Readings from Shane Joseph’s latest novel, Milltown, and Barb Nobel’s debut short story collection, Edgy People, with a duet by Sharon A. Crawford and Michael Dyet featuring characters from their books. After a mix, mingle and snack break, join these authors and their publisher in a panel discussion on how the Small Press is filling the void in publishing today.

Call S. Walter Stewart Branch at 416-396-3975 or email Sharon Crawford at words@samcraw.com for more information.

Drop in. No registration required. All welcome.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/swalterstewart/

 

 

Muskie and Murder: The War Between Mystery Fiction and Literary Fiction returns later in 2019

 

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Here’s the link to the previous episode featuring author and researcher Lorna Poplak. Her most recent book is Drop Dead: the horrible history of hanging in Canada.

See below Dana Bowman’s mug for blurb on the first episode and more info and photos on previous episodes under Recent Past Gigs.

 

 

 

Dana Bowman with bag cropped and cropped more

PI Dana Bowman from the Beyond mystery series

And continuing…

Sharon A. Hits the TV Screen – Dana Bowman not far behind…

Join Sharon A. as she is interviewed about Beyond Faith and the Beyond gang by Hugh Reilly on thatchannel.com’s Liquid Lunch

Crime Beat Confidential TV Show on thatchannel.com

Crime Beat Confidential, hosted by Sharon A. Crawford and PI Dana Bowman, is now on thatchannel.com – appearing about every two months. Two shows taped so far. First one, features forensic scientist James Wigmore talking about cannabis, its legalization, and the science behind the weed. Or as Jim puts it “Not Your Grandad’s Weed”. See it here.

Guest James Wigmore, forensic scientist

Sharon hosting Crime Beat Confidential

Dana Bowman does the into

Crime Beat Confidential Segment Two Now up and Running

Sharon’s guest on this second segment is true crime author Nate Hendley who writes about dastardly criminals, but also about innocent teenagers who were wrongly charged with murder. His latest book is The Boy on the Bicycle which is about Ron Moffat who as a teenager was wrongfully arrested, charged, tried and convicted of the murder of seven-year old Wayne Mallette in 1956 Toronto, Canada. This is his story and the story of the serial killer who did it. PI Dana Bowman weighs in at the beginning, but even Dana is serious. Get the details here.

Recent Past Gigs:

 

Hogtown Homicides Panel at Sisters in Crime April 18, 2019

The five of us Crime Writers of Canada had a lot of fun on this panel. The criteria was we have to set our mystery books in Toronto (which used to be called Hogtown). My Beyond Faith novel has many scenes in Toronto and most of the short stories in Beyond the Tripping Point are set in Toronto. Three  panel members were not born in Toronto but imigrated here. The moderator, retired Toronto police officer Des Ryan and I were the two native-born Torontonians. Another panelist, Lisa de Nikolotis had a short clip taped which you can see here. It introduces all of us.

 

Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Short List Party

The party, held Wed., April 18, 2018 was a lot of fun, despite last-minute changes. And I was again dealing with PI Dana Bowman escaping from between the book covers. This time I was ready for her – with her mug shot which I waved around from the podium.

Sharon at CWC Arthur Ellis short list Marilyn Kay photo

haron at CWC Arthur Ellis short list Marilyn Kay photo

Sharon joined four other Crime Writers of Canada Authors for…

Mystery and Mayhem Writers Panel held Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Richmond Green Library in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Featuring Crime Writers of Canada authors Mel Bradshaw, Rosemary McCracken, Nanci M. Pattenden, Cynthia St-Pierre and Sharon A. Crawford. We talked about “committing” murder between the book covers and why and how we do so to a group of teenagers from nearby high schools. We critiqued some of their writing. Watch! Some up and coming writers here.

CWC Mystery writers, students and a teacher

Five crime writers, one English teacher and some students.

I love the poster for this event, so I’m leaving it here for a little while.

Sharon A. and Beyond Faith at SinC Toronto readings Feb. 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dana Bowman was locked firmly between the book covers but her presence was known as Sharon read from Beyond Faith. Sharon joined nine other Sisters in Crime Toronto members for this author reading presentation of our stories of the crimes we commit (between the book covers). Actually, there is one “brother” in crime reading. A looksee at the 10 of us is on my Facebook page.

And here is the photo taken by Terri Dixon.

Sharon beginning of SinC reading. Terry Dixon photo

Ontario Library Association Convention

On Friday, February 2, 2018, 23 of us Crime Writers of Canada published authors did our two-minute elevator pitch to librarians, authors and readers. I channeled Dana Bowman as is seen in this group photo of us after our nearly pitch perfects.

Crime Writers of Canada authors at the OLA convention

Book Launch for Beyond Faith

Sunday, October 22, 2017 was a lot of fun. I’ll leave the flyer up for a bit because I like it. But first is a shot of me with some friends at the book launch. No idea where my mind was in this photo. We all seem to be doing something different. This was just after all of us had done our readings and we were just hanging out.

 

 

 

Beyond books was at Word on the Street

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Fun and hot at Harbourfront Centre.

Sharon holding up the previous 2 Beyond books at WOTS

 

 

 

More gigs in the works. Stay tuned.

 

Meantime, Sharon continues to channel Dana Bowman, one of the main characters in Beyond Blood. And sometimes she appears as herself. See below for some of them in pictures.

Guest spot at Blue Denim Press Book Launch for Shane Joseph and Christopher Canniff, November 21, 2015

Sharon A. Crawford channelling Dana Bowman from Beyond Blood

Sharon A. Crawford channelling Dana Bowman from Beyond Blood

 

 

Inspire Book Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Nov. 15 and 16, 2014

Sharon surrounded by authors Bianca and Bruna

Sharon surrounded by authors Bianca Lakoseljac and Bruna Bertoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon signing Beyond Blood at Inspire Book Fair, November 2014 With authors Madeleine Harris-Callway and Kathryn R

Sharon signing Beyond Blood  With authors Madeleine Harris-Callway and Kat

 

 

Sharon reads from Beyond Blood

Sharon reads from Beyond Blood

 

 

Sharon A’s Blog Tours:

January 2, 2015

Mystery/Suspense/Romance author Rene Natan interviews Sharon A. on Scribd

 

February 6, 2015

The Horror in Crime Fiction, posted on horror novelist Alex Laybourne’s blog

March 9, 2015 

Get a Room: the Ultimate Author Reader Relationship posted on writer Shannon A. Thompson’s blog.

 

Honorable Mention in Blogs:

On the Road Again with Rosemary McCracken and Nate Hendley. See Rosemary’s blog Moving Target about it at

https://rosemarymccracken.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/on-the-road-again/

The Crime-writing Trio from Crime Writers of Canada

Rosemary McCracken author of Safe Harbor and Black Water mystery novels

Rosemary McCracken author of Safe Harbor and Black Water mystery novels

 

Nate Hendley true crime writer

Nate Hendley true crime writer

Sharon A Crawford author of the Beyond mysteries

Sharon A Crawford author of the Beyond mystery series

 

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