Upcoming Events

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Situations may arise (for example a speaker having to withdraw from the event) which will require us to make changes to the program and/or speakers.

Event Policies:

Our Event Policies (including our conduct guidelines and cancellation policy), are available for review here.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics

All meetings will take place via Zoom. Please note that, although our events are free, advance registration is required.

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 at 10 am PT

Don’t miss this informative session. We will chat with retired RCMP Sgt. Gord Reid about peer-to-peer support in policing, and have the opportunity to ask our law enforcement, criminal investigation and procedural questions. Join us on Saturday, April 27, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. This event is free, but registration is required. 

Please note: questions will be collected in advance; please send your question to events@sinc-cw.ca before April 20th.

Gord was born in rural Quebec. He attended McGill University and studied English Literature before obtaining a teaching degree. Gord lived and worked in several countries in Europe and Asia before deciding to join the RCMP.  He did General Duty in Surrey before moving on to plainclothes, where he worked in the Drug Section and the Sex Crimes Section before moving to the regional Integrated Homicide Investigation Section.  He finished out his career leading the Serious Crimes Section and then the Internal Investigation Section in North Vancouver. He has had the opportunity to work with numerous other domestic and foreign police agencies. Gord retired from policing a few months ago. He has two adult children and lives in Vancouver with his semi-feral cat and beautiful daughter. 

Saturday, May 25, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. PT

We are excited to announce Sisters in Crime ~ Canada West’s third multi-author book talk, Between the Covers! Join us on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. Three of our wonderful author members will discuss books, the craft of writing and their processes. They will also read from their newest releases. Join Shelley Adina, M. M. Deluca, Pamela Donison and the Sisters in Crime Canada West community for a wonderful discussion. There will also be book giveaways to participants! This event is free and is for writers, readers and fans alike!

More information on the authors:

Shelley Adina has written more than 50 novels published by Harlequin, Warner, Hachette, and Moonshell Books, Inc., her own independent press. She writes steampunk adventure and mystery as Shelley Adina, and as Adina Senft, is the USA Today bestselling author of Amish romance. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the UK. She appeared in the 2016 documentary film Love Between the Covers, and is a popular speaker and convention panelist. When she’s not writing, Shelley is usually quilting, sewing historical costumes, or enjoying the garden with her flock of rescued chickens.Visit her online at: https://www.shelleyadina.com

M.M. DeLuca is the bestselling author of The Perfect Family Man, The Secret Sister, the critically acclaimed historical suspense novel, The Savage Instinct, and her latest novel, The Night Side (Severn House). She spent her childhood in the beautiful cathedral city of Durham, which has often appeared as a setting in her novels. She moved to Canada where she worked as a teacher
and studied Advanced Creative Writing with Pulitzer Prizewinning author, Dr. Carol Shields. She’s received many local arts council grants for her work and loves writing in all genres as well as writing for film and TV. She loves leading workshops on the writing process and narrative techniques and takes time out to mentor young writers. She’s also an avid reader, an eager painter and loves golfing as well as getting outside for walks, even in the depths of winter. Visit her online at www.marjoriedeluca.com.

Pamela Donison, JD, (PJ Donison) released her first novel, Death Comes For Christmas, in 2022. The soft-boiled murder mystery is set in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the origin story for Camelia Belmont, an aspiring female investigative attorney based in Phoenix, Arizona. The second in the series, Death At The Crossroads, will be launched in May. Pamela is the president of Sisters in Crime Canada West, and a member of Crime Writers of Canada, Writers Guild of Alberta, and Pacific Northwest Writers Association, as well as a practicing member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona. Visit her at: https://www.pjdonison.com/