Thursday, May 29, 2008

June is about to begin and R.J. Harlick has a very busy next couple of weeks planned. She’ll be attending the Bloody Words conference on June 6 to 8 at the Eaton Centre Marriott. Her panel is on the Saturday at 4:30 pm, with book signings taking place afterwards. So if you’re attending the conference please drop by and say hello.

While she is in the Toronto area, she’ll be signing her latest book THE RIVER RUNS ORANGE at the following stores.

Peterborough - June 4, 1:00 pm to 3:00 - Peterborough Chapters, 873 Lansdowne St
Oshawa - June 8, 1:00 pm to 3:00 - Oshawa Chapters, 419 King St. W.
Ajax - June 8, 3:30 pm to 5:30 - Ajax Chapters, 90 Kingston Rd.
Toronto - June 12, 4:00 pm to 6:00 -Yorkdale Indigo, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Mississauga - June 12, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Queensway Chapters, 1950 The Queesnway
Toronto - June 13, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Royal Bank Plaza Indigospirit, 200 Bay St.
Kitchener - June 14, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Kitchener Chapters, 135 Gateway Park Dr.

And she’ll be at Book Expo Canada on Sunday June 15 in the Metro Conference Centre. She’ll be signing her books at 10:00 am at the Crime Writers of Canada booth. From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, she’ll be participating in a new event called Speed Dating, which promises to be great fun. Then at 2:00 pm she will be signing her latest THE RIVER RUNS ORANGE at the Napoleon and Company booth.

Back in Ottawa, on June 21, she will be signing at Books On Beechwood, 45 Beechwood Rd. from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

If you are in any of the locations, please drop by and say hello and get your book personally signed.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Authors R. J. Harlick and Barbara Fradkin visited the Stittsville Public Library on May 22nd along with Ottawa children's author Brenda Chapman to read from their latest books and to discuss the writing process.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mary Jane Maffini Events

OTTAWA ON Thursday, May 22. Loch March Golf & Country Club. Tournament Poet Laureate. The Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy (a wonderful and effective organization) hosts this annual fundraising golf tournament. It is one of the tournaments founded by Peter Gzowski and is called the PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy. In 2008 they will be hosting the 20th tournament at the Loch March Golf & Country Club. There are 15 PGIs across the country and by the end of this golf season they had collectively raised $10 million over the years. In 2007 the Ottawa group netted $48,000 from their tournament. One of the unique features of the PGIs is the tournament poet laureate. At the dinner program, I'll read a poem I'll have written in honour of the day. Naturally, that means murder. For more information, contact the OCCL office at 613-233-3232 or

ORANGEVILLE ON Friday, May 30. What was your first clue? Connecting your readers with contemporary mystery fiction, a workshop for the Southern Ontario Library Service. WORKSHOP IS FULL!

ORANGEVILLE, ON Friday, May 30, 5 - 6 pm. I'll be reading, chatting and signing at BookLore, a wonderful independent bookstore. Please come by BookLore at 121 First Street, Credit Creek Village, Orangeville. Call or email for info: 519-942-3830 or This is a free event, at which chocolate is a distinct possibility.

TORONTO, ON June 6-8, 2008 I'll be attending Canada's crime conference which promises to be wonderful fun. My panel is Saturday at 2:30. Sex & Violence. How much is too much? Where to draw the line . other panelists: Rick Blechta,Marianne Macdonald, John McFetridge, Michael Slade and Moderator: John Ballem. You need to be registered to attend this workshop. For registration information, check this site and follow the links:

OTTAWA, ON June 13, 5 p.m. Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave Sign and Schmooze. Drop in to this terrific independent bookstore for a fun and mysterious chat. For more info phone: 613 742-5030 or email

More events are firming up at Toronto Book Expo, Vancouver, Wolfe Island, ON, Collingwood, Windsor and even Hawaii - check back soon for more details.

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