News, Reviews, and Interviews

Review of Heat Wave by Maureen Jennings

Heat Wave is set in Toronto in July 1936 and is the first in the “Paradise Café Mystery” series. Charlotte Frayne is a young associate in a…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
2 min read

10 Book Talk Writing Tips

Throughout my writing journey, I’ve been lucky to receive wonderful advice from fellow authors and people working in the publishing business…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
4 min read

Review of Paper Son by S.J. Rozan

Paper Son is the 12th title in the critically acclaimed Lydia Chin / Bill Smith series. Ghost Hero (#11) was published in 2011, and it’s a…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
2 min read

Interview with M.K. Graff

M.K. Graff is the author of the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery series, the award-winning Nora Tierney English Mysteries and is managing…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
7 min read

Review of Death at the Dakota by M.K. Graff

Part police procedural, part cozy, Death at the Dakota is the second book in the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery series by M.K. Graff.Nurse…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
2 min read

ITW Thriller Roundtable

June 17 - June 23Topic: Besides technology, what are the main differences from the thrillers of the 50s, 60s, and 70s with today’s…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
1 min read

An Excuse For Murder discussion questions

An Excuse For Murder is told from the perspective of Gary Fenris, a haunted former bodyguard who commits murder, and from the perspective of…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
1 min read

Bookaholics Unite May Giveaway

Are you a bookaholic? The dictionary defines a bookaholic as, “a prolific or a habitual reader; a compulsive book buyer.” Compulsive book…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
1 min read

An Excuse For Murder May 2019 Blog Tour

Tour InfoBook Formats: Ebook (kindle), Print Hosting Options: Review, Interview, Showcase Book detailsGenre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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Reading at the Warkworth Library

On Wednesday April 24th, I was honoured to be the first in a series of author events at the Warkworth Public Library. I was delighted to be…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
1 min read

Press Kit

To download the press kit, click HERE.Press Kit Contents:An Excuse For Murder blurb and book infoPraiseAdditional mediaBook excerptsSample Q…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
1 min read

Interview with Shelley Freydont

Shelley Freydont is the author of several mystery series, including the Newport Gilded Age Mysteries, the Celebration Bay Mysteries, Sudoku…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
4 min read