As an avid reader and writer of crime fiction, my ideal day would be spent reading (or plotting) fictitious crimes. A cup of tea and murder between the pages of a book - what could be better?
My novel, An Excuse For Murder, has recently been sold to The Wild Rose Press and will be placed in their mainstream mystery line.
I am a former Arthur Ellis Awards judge and reviewer. At the Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime, I had the pleasure of giving a talk on the evolution of women’s crime writing.
From 2012 to 2016, I wrote a book review column entitled “Vanessa’s Picks” in the monthly newsletter of Sleuth of Baker Street, a mystery-specialty bookstore in Toronto, Canada.
While living in Munich, Germany, I attained my M.A. in English Literature and went on to teach creative writing.
I currently live in Canada and am working on my next novel.
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