For nearly 20 years I lived in North Vancouver. My kids went to school there. I wrote the first draft of Almost Criminal there. Thanks to the efforts of my former neighbour Dave Turner, my North Shore cred earned a full-page story in the local paper. Even better, the Outlook timed it to promote a reading at the West Vancouver library. Read the story here.
Pleased to see Almost Criminal made the Arthur Ellis Award nominations – the long list, as it were – for Best First Novel. The Arthurs are the Crime Writers of Canada’s version of the Edgars, in a way. The list of nominees is here. The short list will be announced April 24.