Nicola Does Dedham! New England Crimebake and research trip to Boston

Crimebake I returned this week from an adventure in Massachusetts, where I attended the New England Crimebake conference in Dedham and then stayed on in Boston to sightsee and do some research for a couple of days. Although Air Canada oversold my flight and lost my luggage for three days,  I can’t say enough goodContinue reading “Nicola Does Dedham! New England Crimebake and research trip to Boston”

New England Crimebake 2014 and tips for getting the most out of writing conferences

I am very, very excited to be attending this year’s New England Crime Bake, a mystery/crime writing conference in Dedham, Massachusetts. It’s an annual conference hosted by the New England chapters of Sisters In Crime and Mystery Writers of America, and celebrates New England crime fiction and non-fiction. This year’s guest of honor is CraigContinue reading “New England Crimebake 2014 and tips for getting the most out of writing conferences”

“No one wants to read about a supermodel” – How bestselling author Marie Force proved them all wrong

Last month, the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada were incredibly fortunate to welcome bestselling author Marie Force to Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a wonderful writer – I highly recommend her Fatal series and the new Green Mountain books – and a funny, engaging speaker. Here’s what she had to say: “No one wants toContinue reading ““No one wants to read about a supermodel” – How bestselling author Marie Force proved them all wrong”

A Post Most Auto-biographical: In which I take the Proust Questionnaire

In case you were wondering what I look like on the weekends, when I haven’t had my hair and makeup done for an author photo, the picture on the left was taken last weekend while I was away with a couple of girlfriends from some R&R. And in case you were wondering how I mightContinue reading “A Post Most Auto-biographical: In which I take the Proust Questionnaire”