News, Reviews, and Interviews

The Writer's Toolkit - Notebook Edition

I love brainstorming on paper. There’s nothing like a blank sheet (no lines) and the speed of a fountain pen to free the imagination…
Vanessa Westermann
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Review of The Ancient Dead by Barbara Fradkin

In The Ancient Dead by Barbara Fradkin (the 4th book in the Amanda Doucette Mystery series), a photographer discovers a human bone in an…
Vanessa Westermann
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10 Valentine's Day Themed Mysteries & Chocolate Recipe

February might be dull, but it was the Valentine month and these sleuths were romantic duos who celebrated love as well as mystery. -Carolyn…
Vanessa Westermann
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Free Holiday Cookbooks

Thank you, readers! As you know, my debut crime novel An Excuse For Murder was released in March 2019. What a thrilling ride this being…
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Jill Culiner

Writer, photographer, social critical artist, musician, and occasional actress, J. Arlene Culiner, was born in New York and raised in…
Vanessa Westermann
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14 Unforgettable Book Gifts

When you receive a book as a gift, it’s unlike any other present. A specially chosen book can be a means of passing on a memory, of sharing…
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Owen Laukkanen

Owen Laukkanen is the author of eleven critically-acclaimed novels, including the Neah Bay series (DECEPTION COVE, LONE JACK TRAIL), the…
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Elizabeth J. Duncan

A two-time winner of the Bloody Words (Bony Blithe) Award for Canada’s best light mystery, Elizabeth J. Duncan is the author of two series…
Vanessa Westermann
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Cover Reveal of Baked With Love by Peggy Jaeger

I’m delighted to share this gorgeous cover of Baked With Love by Peggy Jaeger, book 3 in her A Match Made in Heaven series. Synopsis…
Vanessa Westermann
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A Hallowe'en 2020 Launch Party

Saturday October 31st, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (GMT-4) online event Free admission Meet the contributing authors of Carrick Publishing’s…
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Peggy Jaeger

Peggy Jaeger writes contemporary romances and rom coms about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without…
Vanessa Westermann
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Review of On Deadly Tides by Elizabeth J. Duncan

On Deadly Tides by Elizabeth J. Duncan is the 11th mystery featuring watercolour artist, businesswoman and self-proclaimed amateur sleuth…
Vanessa Westermann
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