Saturday, May 29, 2010

Who do you trust?

"Nobody believes the official spokesman...but everybody trusts an unidentified source." - Ron Nesen (White House Press Secretary for President Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Authors: protect your copyrighted work from illegal downloads

Yesterday, after reading an article in Romance Writers Report about, a website that allows members to upload copyright protected works that aren't their own, I decided to check the site to see if any of my works were illegally posted there. And they were.

Read more about my battle with copyright infringement.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Saturday, May 08, 2010

CWC @ VPL 04/22/10

Last month I had a fabulous opportunity to gather with some other members of the Crime Writers of Canada for a panel discussion prior to the announcement of the Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist. As you can probably guess from the title, we met at the Vancouver Public Library on April 22.

It's always rewarding to get together with peers and finally be able to put faces to those names that keep popping up in mystery writing circles. Western Canada has some truly unique voices and I hope everyone reading this takes a happy risk and decides to read a Canadian author they haven't read before. Or maybe five or ten Canadian authors!

Stellar Canadian crime fiction sits innocently on the book shelves - ready to leap into your hands and take your attention hostage.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

An Hour in the Life of PSI Agent Jasi McLellan, Pyro-Psychic and Criminal Profiler

May is National Crime Writing Month in Canada, and a new website has been created to honor this tradition. As part of this month's festivities, I was invited to guest blog and share one hour in the life of my crime-fighting sleuth, PSI Agent Jasmine McLellan (from Divine Intervention). Jasi is the leader of a team of psychic government agents who use their psychic gifts to solve crime.

So here is a never-before-seen look into Jasi's life...
    It wasn’t every day that Death came knocking in the middle of the night―at least not for normal people. But PSI Agent Jasi McLellan wasn’t normal.
    Neither was her visitor.
    Knock, knock!
Read more at Midnight, Mystery and Cheryl Kaye Tardif