Tag Archives: Peggy Blair

More on Ottawa Book Awards Shortlist! #UmbrellaMan

Very kind of Marlène Barré, the Cultural Funding Officer at the City of Ottawa, to send me the jury’s notes on Umbrella Man as well as the official photos from the celebrations.  Here they are! Umbrella Man In Umbrella Man, Peggy Blair … Continue reading

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Bob Bickford and me at Arnprior Library!

Had a lovely authors’ event at the Arnprior Library last week. It was a terrible night out (pouring rain) but about 20 people came out to ask questions. (Bob’s a local author so I’m sure that’s why the good turnout). … Continue reading

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Episode Three-The Angel’s Share #InspectorRamirez

Peggy Blair’s  short story, The Angel’s Share,  is the prequel to The Beggar’s Opera. In Episode Three of this eight part podcast, Inspector Ramirez learns that the victim’s workplace had been raided by police a week earlier.  Narration by Thelma … Continue reading

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Episode Two – Angel’s Share #InspectorRamirez

In Episode Two of this eight part podcast, Inspector Ramirez finds out just how unpopular the murder victim  really was. Narration by Thelma Farmer. Cover art by Jade Blair. Sound editing by Jeff Schade, Pete Patterson, and Gerry Fraiberg. Missed Episode … Continue reading

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The Beggar’s Opera; Hebrew edition!

I got a mystery package from Penguin Random House on the weekend that contained three books in a language I didn’t recognize. I was sure they’d arrived by mistake since Penguin doesn’t deal with my foreign rights sales, and that someone had … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek of the new cover for UMBRELLA MAN!

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Me and Ian Rankin, Part 2

So, some five years after I first met Ian Rankin, we met a second time when I hosted him at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Ian  changed my life after a brief encounter in Harrogate, UK. I saw him in … Continue reading

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2014 Christmas card

And here’s what Colour by Design did with my artwork, transforming it into an actual Christmas card. They’re pretty wonderful: I dropped off the artwork yesterday for scanning and will have the cards and envelopes today. Nice!  

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