Thursday, July 06, 2023

I recently visited my plaque in Midland, Ontario, erected by Project Bookmark Canada, which chose  my historical novel, The Queen of Unforgetting, as part of its literary highway, a huge honour. Little Lake Park, where the text of the plaque is also set, hasn't changed much in 30 years. Still blissfully green and quiet, it's a jewel, with a long narrow road winding through the park, and a homey take-out place specializing in fish and chips. There's a baseball diamond near the entrance, a new playground in the middle, and the Huronia Museum at the far end of the park. Part of my story takes place in the 1600s when the Jesuits arrived from France; I'm not sure the park looked any different then.  

Monday, June 26, 2023

Sylvia at the International Festival of Authors in the Crime Writers of Canada tent, June 4, 2023
I read from my newly finished historical novel, The Orphan


Several Mesdames of Mayhem--Lynne Murphy, Madeleine Harris-Callway, Rosemary McCracken, Caro soles and I--spent 2 lovely days at Word on the Street in Queen's Park the last weekend in May 2023. 

My story, "The Natural Order of Things," published in Ellery Queen, was shortlisted for a 2023 Crime Writers of Canada award