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Alison Bruce, author

Deadly Dames

Deadly Dates:

24 Sept 2016
Brant Public Library, Paris
12 William St, Paris

1 Oct 2016
Stratford Public Library
19 St Andrew St, Stratford

22 Oct 2016
Port Hope Public Library
31 Queen Street, Port Hope

29 Oct 2016
Orillia Public Library
36 Mississaga St W, Orillia


The Deadly Dames is a group of five traditionally published crime fiction authors:

  • Catherine Astolfo
  • Janet Bolin
  • Alison Bruce
  • Melodie Campbell
  • Joan O'Callaghan
  • And designated reader: Nancy O'Neill

It started with three authors who met via Crime Writers of Canada. At the time, Cathy was President of CWC, Melodie was Executive Director, and I was (and still am) the Publications Manager. In the course of working together we became great friends.

Fast forward a few years. We had been acting as beta readers for each other, as had our mutual friend Nancy. (Nancy is the kind of person authors love to meet -- an avid and ecclectic reader. She's been reading my stuff since grade nine.) We decided that it would be more fun to read each others work in person... with lunch.

Four soon became six when Joan and Janet joined the group. The next thing you knew, we were talking about doing appearances together. At that point we needed a name: The Deadly Dames. Deadly Dames Wanted Poster

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Alison Bruce has had many careers and writing has always been one of them. Copywriter, editor and graphic designer since 1992, Alison has also been a comic store manager, small press publisher, webmaster and arithmetically challenged bookkeeper. She is the author of mystery, romantic suspense and historical western romance novels. Four of her novels have been finalists for genre awards, including an Arthur Ellis Award.

In addition to writing, Alison is the Publication Manager of Crime Writers of Canada and part-time tech guru to the technologically challenged.

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