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Harrogate Crime Fest, this weekend
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Moore Jul 17, 2008.

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Mystery conferences and intro
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About Me:
I live in a family house full of too many daughters, cats and stuff from past generations. Nothing beats tea, in any incarnation, as long as it's real tea and not some flavoured tisane. I am working on short stories, and fighting with a first crime novel.
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PD James makes me hear cellos play! Sayers, Marsh and the other early grand dames are wonderful. I love Elizabeth Peter's wit and characters. I enjoy Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Stallwood, Leone, and a bunch of other Brit crime novellists. I also enjoy many of the current Canadian crime writers. Basically, anything involving multiple bound pages with good plot and characters deserves attention...
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AbFab, Law and Order UK, MI5, Inspector Murdock Mysteries, Inspector Lewis, Mystery theatre, House, NCIS, Monk, Bones, Being Erica, and almost any home renovation show on HGTV. I watch CSI Miami for my Florida fix when I'm shivering in the cold at home in Toronto.

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Packing, packing

Today is packing day. Two of my daughters and I leave for London tomorrow. I'm hoping the airport situation has become a little less fraught. We'll be staying in a rented flat in London for just over two weeks, and I'll be up at the Harrogate Crime Festival from the 18th to the 22. Anyone else going to be there?

All I want is time to finish reading Harry Potter Half Blood Prince ahead of the release of Book 7 - I am, indeed, an HP fan!

Posted on July 8, 2007 at 3:00am

So many new friends, so little time to post

I'm polishing a short story that is soooooooooo overdue, so have had little time to read and post on this list. What an interesting group of people are on here! Many thanks to Lynne for inviting me so long ago, and many kicks at my own pants for not coming earlier

I'm off to a good friend's surprise birthday party. Should be fun!

Posted on June 25, 2007 at 5:15am

Short story stress

I've been working on a short story for Blood on the Holly, an anthology of crime stories coming out in September, 2007. I had difficulty writing a crime story for a holiday time i adore - how can you write negatively about eggnog, about shortbread and holly! I finally did it, but then a writerly friend suggested I make some major structural changes, and so I entered ss hell again. I have just decided to go back to the original structure, one that works with the vision I have of the…


Posted on June 24, 2007 at 6:55am

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At 2:03am on October 15, 2009, ANN SHARP said…
Thank you for inviting me!
At 8:30am on October 14, 2009, Donna Carrick said…
Hi, Jane, great to see you here on CrimeSpace--in my opinion one of the best sites for us 'criminous' types. Hope to see you in the forum.
Best, Donna
At 7:55am on May 13, 2009, Jennie Bentley/Bente Gallagher said…
Don't worry about it, Jane. Of course we can still be friends!
At 12:16am on July 16, 2008, Jane Burfield said…
Are any crime space members going to be at Harrogate Crime Fest? I'll be roaming the halls, looking murderous, this weekend and would love to say hello to fellow members. Jane
At 4:45pm on March 14, 2008, LC Fraser said…
Yoo Hoo! I know you are home again now --- how is the cold doing and when do you head to Harrowgate?
At 3:52am on December 30, 2007, Jennie Bentley/Bente Gallagher said…
Hi, Jane. I think we know each other from the MPM-lists of long ago. Be my friend?
At 2:30pm on December 18, 2007, Lillian Porter said…
Yes indeed I wish you luck! You will have time there

At 10:19am on December 18, 2007, Lillian Porter said…
Good to find anther Canadian here on crimespace. I get down to Toronto to Sleuth of Baker Street periodically when I get to TO. I live in Niagara Falls. I also belong ro several mystery reading lists.

At 1:19pm on October 19, 2007, Jane Burfield said…
Last night was amazing - my first book launch and signing at Sleuth of Baker Street in Toronto. Lynne was there before going off to hear Margaret Atwood. The store was so full of people you couldn't move. They sold out the 100 copies they had ordered in for the event, but our editor came to the rescue with 80 more. Makes me want to take this writing thing seriously :}}}}} Some people bought copies for their entire book group. It does have some good stories though, with a crime Christmas theme, so it's a fun read for December, and makes a good Christmas present at a reasonable price. I have my fingers crossed for its launch on the world. Jane :}}}}}
At 7:14am on October 19, 2007, LC Fraser said…
Congrats on a great book launching yesterday! Wonderfully done and the book looks just great. Perfect Christmas gift for a few folk.

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