Tuesday, September 26, 2006

RendezVous Crime Spree Hits the Road!

Rick Blechta, Barbara Fradkin and RJ Harlick, all with new novels out with RendezVous will be hitting all the book hotspots in Ontario and Quebec over several extended weekends in October and November. (All appearances listed are for all 3 authors, except where noted.)

Oct 12, Bayshore Coles, Ottawa, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Oct 13, Billingsbridge Coles, Ottawa, 2:30-4:30 (Barbara & RJ)
Prime Crime Bookstore, Ottawa, 2:00-3:30 (Rick only)
St. Laurent Coles, Ottawa, 5:00-7:00

Oct 14, Pointe Claire Chapters, Pointe Claire, QC, 11:00-1:00
Montreal Indigo, Montreal, 2:00-4:00

Oct 15, Pinecrest Chapters, Ottawa, 11:30-1:30
Kanata Chapters, Ottawa, 2:00-4:00

Oct 19, Valley Books, Perth ON, Evening Talk as well as signing

Oct 20, Peterborough Chapters, Peterborough, ON, 12:00-2:00
Belleville Chapters, Belleville, ON, 7:00-9:00

Oct 21, Kingston Chapters, Kingston, ON, 11:00-1:00
As the Plot Thickens Bookstore, Kingston, 2:00-4:00

Oct 22, Brockville Coles, Brockville, ON, 12:00-2:00

Oct 26, Square One Chapters, Mississauga, ON, 2:00-4:00
The Mysterious Affair, Waterloo, ON, 7:00-9:00

Oct 27, Guelph Chapters, Guelph, ON, 7:00-9:00

Oct 28, London South Chapters, London, ON, 11:00-1:00
London Public Library, London, 2:00-3:00 (Rick only, with Mel Bradshaw)
London North Chapters, London, 2:00-4:00 (Barbara & RJ only)

Oct 29, St. Catharines Chapters, St. Catharines, ON, 2:00-4:00

Nov 2, Royal Bank Plaza Coles, Toronto, 12:30-1:30 (Rick only)

Nov 9, Toronto Launch of all three of our books. Venue will be announced at a later date but will include live music played by Rick with help from some very good friends (and great musicians) and will feature Rick's mighty Mellotron Mk2 in all its glory. Contact me for more details!

Nov 10, Barrie Chapters, Barrie, ON, 2:00-4:00

Nov 11, Queensway Chapters, Toronto, 1:00-4:00

Nov 12, Burlington Public Ligrary, Burlington, ON 1:30-3:30. This event will feature a roundtable discussion on Canadian crime writing, where it's at and where it might be heading. This should be a terrific event. For more info: Burlington PL's website.

A few more signings and appearances will be announced very shortly.
RendezVous Crime has produced its second ecard, for Rick Blechta's new novel "When Hell Freezes Over". The card can be viewed via the following link:


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

RendezVous Crime has launched a new marketing initiative which uses electronic "ecards" to promote new titles. These interactive ecards incorpoate text, images, music, audio author commentary and more.

RendezVous Crime has produced its first ecard for Barbara Fradkin's new mystery novel, "Honour Among Men". It can be viewed here: