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Book Launch

The Launch is set to go. Owl’s Nest Bookstore March 14, 2017, 7-8:30 pm. Susan Calder launches her second novel, Ten Days in Summer, a murder mystery set in Calgary, Alberta, during The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth– Calgary’s 10-day Exhibition and Stampede. Everyone welcome. Ten Days in Summer Calgary, Alberta, gears up for its [...]

Back Cover Blurb

Here’s the back cover blurb for my new novel Ten Days in Summer: Calgary, Alberta, gears up for its ten-day Stampede festival. When a hoarder dies in a suspicious house fire, adjuster Paula Savard sets the revelry aside to handle the property insurance claim. But Paula’s interviews with the hoarder’s bickering heirs raise questions. What [...]

New Page for New Book

Yesterday, I created a Facebook page for my new novel, scheduled for release this spring.

Loft Launch

Friday, I was at Loft 112 to celebrate the arrival of the Long Lunch/Quick Reads Anthology of short stories and poems about Calgary. One story or poetry sequence was featured at the Loft each month of the past year. My story was Ms. October. We enjoyed a lovely home-made lunch with mulled wine, mingled with fellow Calgary writers and readers [...]

Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday. I’m hoping for a banner year. Here is the banner for my future books with my new publisher. The banner will appear at the front of each book.

Loft Lunch Success

I really enjoyed my Long Lunch Quick Reads event at Loft 112 last Friday afternoon. Delicious food, great company, sharp questions after my reading that followed our hearty meal. Many thanks to Lisa Murphy-Lamb for giving my short story a home and hosting this fun happening. It even inspired me to come up with a [...]


How exciting to see this collage of the chapbooks featuring my short story “When a Warm Wind Blows Off the Mountains.” Those who come to the Loft Lunch this Friday will choose one of these little books to take home. During the lunch, from noon-2:00 PM, I’ll read from the story and we’ll chat about writing and [...]

Loft Lunch

I’m thrilled to have my short story selected for this month’s Long Lunch Quick Reads, at Loft 112, 535-8 Avenue # 112, in the East Village. The event takes places Friday, Oct 21, noon-2:00 PM. Never been before? Here’s what to expect: 1) a beautiful chapbook to read on site and then to take home 2) a [...]

When Words Collide panels

Due to a couple of last minute cancellations, I wound up participating in three panels at the When Words Collide Readers and Writers Festival, held in Calgary a couple of weekends ago. I learned something from all the panels and hope the audiences did too.

It’s here – almost

When Words Collide starts this Thursday with the pre-festival master classes and a public reading by the festival guest authors at Calgary’s Fish Creek Library. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be packed with panels, presentations and more, with about 10 choices of activities per hour. I’ll be participating in two panels: Saturday 1 PM –Structure [...]

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