Sharon A. Crawford

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The M and M Author of Mystery and Memoir.

Author of the Beyond mystery books: Beyond Faith (Blue Denim Press, Fall 2017), Beyond Blood (Blue Denim Press, fall 2014), short story collection Beyond the Tripping Point (Blue Denim Press 2012). Writer, blogger, writing instructor, editor who makes words sparkle. Sometime actor doing comedy skits featuring Dana Bowman her main Beyond book character. Now host of Crime Beat Confidential on thatchannel.com

Interviewed about writing Beyond Blood and its characters and plot on Northumberland 89.7 FM radio at http://bluedenimpress.com/authors/sha...


Blog about the craft of fiction writing and the Beyond books at http://www.sharonacrawfordauthor.com

•Writer-in- Residence Canadian Authors Association, Toronto Branch 2009-2014.

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Sharon A. Crawford Do something different. Go for a walk; do some gardening. Or tackle it head on by doing some freefall writing, i.e., sit in front of your computer and…moreDo something different. Go for a walk; do some gardening. Or tackle it head on by doing some freefall writing, i.e., sit in front of your computer and just write whatever comes into your head. Or start from one word such as "anger" and keep writing for 15 minutes. Do not stop to think or correct typos or word choice. This will help unlock your writer's block.(less)
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Beyond Blood

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Usually taping my TV show Crime Beat Confidential goes fairly straightforward. The latest taping had an unwanted and unexpected guest – Mr. Murphy – he of Murphy’s Law.
I should have expected something like this when even getting my guest interviewee didn’t go smoothly. My guest-to-be is a very busy writer, but very interesting. I had met her before so I’m not talking through the proverbial hat. She... Read more of this blog post »
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Crime Writers of Canada presents "Toronto the Good?"
Author appearance, December 03, 2019 06:30PM
Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Road, Toronto, Ontario, CA

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Fire Underneath the Ice (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: This novella was co-authored by Rene Natan and me - Sharon A. Crawford under the pen name R.S. Natanevin. Published by Rogue Phoenix Press and is available at http://www.amazon.com The paths of Michael Hamming, poor boy turned rich, and Karyn McDonnell, heiress turned penniless, cross during the 2008 financial crisis. Michael decides to get revenge for that old grudge he has against Karyn’s late father. Karyn is in need, alone and defenseless. In total coolness, he offers to take care of her financial problems if she becomes his girlfriend. Karyn, who always liked Michael, accepts. Karyn’s beauty and kind heart, however, conquer him, to the point that when Karyn is kidnapped, Michael takes chase, first aboard a speedboat, then riding a motorcycle to follow the clues left by the kidnappers and set her free. As the events of October 2008 plunge the stock market into a record minimum, it is now Michael who gets in financial troubles and Karyn who goes to his rescue, trying to hide her good deed.
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Ben Hi Sharon,
I knew from Shane Joseph that your book will be launched on Nov 4. Sorry that day is taken up for me.
Yes, I am busy writing and editing and giving writing workshops to WEN members. My new book of bilingual short stories (English and Konkani) has come out in Goa, India. After my illness four years ago, I don't drive or go out at night, so no longer with CAA.
Best wishes and much success to you.


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