Gower Festival 2019: Cream Tea...and Crime!
Jul
5
3:00 PM15:00

Gower Festival 2019: Cream Tea...and Crime!

An intimate, and indulgent, event with crime author Cathy Ace.

Cathy Ace, author of The Wrong Boy, will speak about setting a book in Rhossili (though she changed the name to protect the innocent!) as well as her award-winning Cait Morgan Mysteries and her WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries. Born and raised in Swansea, and hailing from a Gower family, Cathy has featured Welsh characters and/or locations in every one of her thirteen crime novels. Come to enjoy a delicious cream tea - and have a natter about fictional crime - with her at the delightful Worm’s Head Hotel in Rhossili (in her book there’s a fictional Dragon’s Head Pub…can you spot the similarities?).

Tickets are on sale NOW, but just to “friends of the Gower Festival”…so you might want to consider becoming a “Friend” of the festival - check out their website. https://www.gowerfestival.org/

Tickets now available for sale here: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/GowerFestival2019Booking

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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
Jul
18
to Jul 21

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Cathy will be attending the world class, award winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 16th year, returns to the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate (where Agatha Christie was discovered when she’d mysteriously disappeared!) this summer from the 18-21 July.

With Mari Hannah at the helm as Programming Chair for the 2019 Festival, and Special Guests announced to date include James Patterson, Jo Nesbo, Jeffrey Deaver, MC Beaton, Stuart MacBride, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, Belinda Bauer, Eva Dolan and Erin Kelly.

https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime-writing-festival/

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Bouchercon 2019
Oct
31
to Nov 3

Bouchercon 2019

Bouchercon is the world’s premier annual crime fiction event. JThe entire mystery community — from authors, fans, and publishers to reviewers, booksellers, and editors — meets each year for 4 days of panels, parties, and pure mystery fun. In 2019 the party is in Dallas, and runs from October 31st-November 3rd. Full details here: https://www.bouchercon2019.com/

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CrimeFest 2019
May
9
to May 12

CrimeFest 2019

First organised in June 2008, CrimeFest is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. It has not only become one of the biggest crime fiction events in Europe, but is also one of the most popular dates in the international crime fiction calendar. CrimeFest draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere.

Cathy Ace will attend for the entire convention and will be participating in the following panels:

Friday, May 10th 09:00 – 09:50: Down These Mean Streets: The Modern PI. Panel members: Cara Black, Jeff Dowson, Niki Mackay, Lesley Thomson. Participating moderator: Cathy Ace

Friday May 10th 14:50 - 15:40: Crime Cymru: It’s Not All Rugby, Sheep And Singing. Panel members: Cathy Ace, Rosie Claverton, Alis Hawkins, John Lincoln. Participating moderator: GB Williams

http://www.crimefest.com/

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Malice Domestic 2019
May
3
to May 5

Malice Domestic 2019

Established in 1989, Malice Domestic™ is an annual fan convention in the metropolitan DC area that celebrates the traditional mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely identified as mysteries which contain no explicit sex, or excessive gore, or violence.

Cathy Ace will be attending for the entire convention, and will be flitting about as much as possible! On Saturday 3rd May at 9.00am she’s participating in a panel: Keeping Up The Suspense with authors Robert Downs, Mary Ellis, Sherry Knowlton and C Michele Dorsey.


http://malicedomestic.org/

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Left Coast Crime Vancouver 2019
Mar
28
to Mar 31

Left Coast Crime Vancouver 2019

Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between. Its purpose is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests. In 2019 LCC is being held in Vancouver, BC.

I am honoured to have been selected to be Toastmaster at the convention, following in the footsteps of previous Toastmasters Lee Child, Harlen Coben, Deborah Crombie, Nevada Barr, Laurie R King and Catriona McPherson…to name but a few!

For full details of how you can attend, check the convention website here: http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2019/index.htm

This is where I KNOW I will be (and there are so many brilliant panels to attend I might also be in two or three other places, all at once, between these times!)

Thursday 9.00-1.00am: Speed dating (Regency C-D): partnered with the lovely Annamaria Alfieri

Thursday 2.30-3.15: Panel (Regency A): Ways To Publish, with R.P. Dahlke (M), Anne Barton, Robert Downs and Russell Hill

Thursday 6.00-7.30pm: Hosting the Welcome Reception

Friday 5.15-6.00pm: being interviewed by the effervescent bundle of vivacity that is Catriona McPherson (Regency C-D)

Saturday 1.30-2.15pm: Hosting M is for Memories - remembering Sue Grafton, with Sue's daughter and other "surprise" guests (Regency C-D)

Saturday 7.30-9.30pm: Hosting the Awards Banquet (Regency A-B-C-D)

Sunday 11.30-12.30pm: Final Guest of Honor Panel
Matt Coyle (M), Cathy Ace, C.J. Box, William Deverell, Maureen Jennings, Don & Jenn Longmuir (Regency C-D)

Then… I’ll remove my tent from Regency C-D and go home!

(I promise to take as many photos as possible to try to capture what will - undoubtedly - be some very special moments!)

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SIGNING OF THE WRONG BOY
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

SIGNING OF THE WRONG BOY

Celebrate with Cathy as she signs her amazon #1 bestselling psychological suspense novel THE WRONG BOY at Black Bond Books, Haney Place Mall, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 8R9.

You can be the FIRST to get Cathy to sign a copy of this new book, which is already getting great reviews, from readers around the world.

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Sep
30
12:05 PM12:05

September 30th 2018

WORD Vancouver: I'm delighted to be moderating a panel of author members of Crime Writers of Canada. The title of the panel is: Truth or Fiction? – True crime and crime fiction writers talk about their work. Dave Butler, Eileen Cook, Elizabeth Elwood, Eve Lazarus and Kathy Matak are on the panel. For more information about WORD Vancouver: http://wordvancouver.ca/

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Sep
6
to Sep 9

Bouchercon - World Mystery Convention

Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention, the premier annual event for readers, authors, and all lovers of crime fiction. Cathy Ace will be in attendance. For full details of this event, which is open to all those who wish to attend, check the convention website here: https://www.bouchercon2018.com/

I'm delighted to report I'll be on two panels, attending the Speed Dating event as a speaker, and I'll be hosting a table at the Librarians' Tea. I hope to see as many attendees as possible...and will post to Facebook as regularly as I can.

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May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Bony Blithe Awards and Mini-con

High Park Club, 100 Indian Road, Toronto.  The Bony Blithe Award is presented for Best Light Mystery by a Canadian. Cathy Ace's book THE CASE OF THE UNSUITABLE SUITOR is shortlisted for 2018. This mini-con will celebrate everything that's "fun" about mysteries. The festivities run from 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. and include lunch, panels and/or round-table discussions, afternoon nibblies, a dealers room, loot bags, and the award banquet where the monarch of merry murder will be crowned. That’s 10 hours of criminous capering, all for $65. For more information or to buy a ticket for the mini-con/gala, contact us at
info@bonyblithe.com or go to the Registration page. 

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May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Arthur Ellis Awards Gala

The Arthur Ellis Awards are the annual Canadian national awards for excellence in crime writing. Full details here: http://www.crimewriterscanada.com/awards/arthur-ellis-awards/about

Cathy Ace will be hosting the evening's events, introducing the shortlisted authors, as well as the presenters and winners.

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May
24
4:30 PM16:30

Crime Writers of Canada AGM

Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Our mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media.

Cathy Ace is Board Chair of Crime Writers of Canada.

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May
17
to May 20

CrimeFest UK

  • Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. Drawing top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world, it gives all delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere.

PANEL #1 - Thursday 17th May 3.50pm: Darkness and light: are you cosy or noir? Cathy Ace, Participating Moderator; panel members Rosie Claverton, Jane Correy, Chris Curran, Dolores Gordon-Smith

PANEL #2 - Friday 18th May 10.10am: Acting on Impulse: Bad Behaviour. Steph Broadribb, Participating Moderator; panel members Cathy Ace, Kate Medina, Mel Sherratt, Camilla Way.

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May
11
4:00 PM16:00

Sketty Library, Swansea, Wales

I'll be talking about my life as an author, my books and...well, who knows what else, because that depends on the questions being asked by those who attend. This is open to the public, and free, but please check with Sketty Library beforehand, so they have some idea of numbers. https://www.swansea.gov.uk/skettylibrary

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May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Brynhyfryd Library, Swansea, Wales

I'll be at the library where I lost myself with Nancy Drew and Secret Seven books as a child - talking with a reading group about THE CASE OF THE UNSUITABLE SUITOR and my writing life in general. Open to the public, free of charge, but check with the library ahead of time so they have some idea of numbers, please. https://www.swansea.gov.uk/brynhyfrydlibrary

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Apr
27
to Apr 29

Malice Domestic Convention

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Established in 1989, Malice Domestic™ is an annual fan convention in the metropolitan DC area that celebrates the traditional mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely identified as mysteries which contain no explicit sex, or excessive gore, or violence.

2pm Saturday - Panel: Bookish Sleuths - Moderator Edwin Hill, panel members Cathy Ace, Mary Angela, Victoria Gilbert, Marion Moore Hill, Leslie Wheeler.

Attendance only for conventioneers - full information here: http://malicedomestic.org/index.html

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlist Event

Cathy will be the evening’s MC, and will moderate a panel of local BC authors comprising A.J. Devlin, Debra Purdy Kong, Judy Toews and Iona Whishaw. This event is part of Crime Writers’ of Canada’s 35th anniversary celebration – so there WILL be cake! Free to attend – please check Vancouver Public Library website for attendance information: http://www.vpl.ca/location/central-library

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Mar
22
to Mar 25

Left Coast Crime Convention

Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.

PANEL #1
1.15pm 22nd March: It’s Now or Never: Late in Life Authors & Protagonists – Terry Shames (M), Cathy Ace, Ellen Kirschman, Pat Stoltey, Heather Young.

PANEL #2
11.30am 25th March: Final Guest of Honor Panel (Cascade 1-2) Cathy Ace (M), Todd Borg, Naomi Hirahara, William Kent Krueger.

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