We’re Canadian and we cannot resist talking about the weather!
Fellow Canadian author Mike Martin is back to talk about the latest instalment in his Sergeant Windflower mysteries that are set in and around Grand Bank in Newfoundland.
Mike was previously on the show in episode 45 so after he reads to us we have a catch-up about what Sgt. Windflower has been up to since we last encountered him (including marriage and a baby) and how Mike continues to weave social issues into his mystery novels.
In the intro I also mention that on Valentine’s Day 2020 I finished the first draft in the next Freddie Lark mystery (Lark Underground). It is always a giddy time when the first draft of a book is complete. It feels good to celebrate that milestone. Soon I’ll be getting down to the hard work of revising, revising, revising and hope to release the book in April 2020.
This week’s mystery author
Mike Martin is the author of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series, his most recent is Fire, Fog and Water, which is the 8th book in the series. A Long Ways from Home was shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award as the best light mystery of the year and Darkest Before the Dawn won for the 2018 Bony Blithe Award.
Mike is currently Chair of the Board of Crime Writers of Canada, a national organization promoting Canadian crime and mystery writers. He is also a member of Ottawa Independent Writers, Capital Crime Writers, and the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild. A freelance writer, specializing in workplace and social policy issues, his first published book was Change the Things You Can: Dealing With Difficult People. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, he now lives in Ottawa.
To learn more about Mike visit SgtWindflowerMysteries.com
You can also click here to listen to the interview on YouTube.[Read more…] about Fire, Fog and Water in Newfoundland with Mike Martin