Crime Writers of Canada

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I’ve recently been voted into the Board of Directors at Crime Writers of Canada (CWC), representing Toronto and Southern Ontario for the 2017-18 term (June-June). It’s quite an honor, and an even bigger responsibility, one that I won’t take lightly.

For those who don’t know, CWC is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Their mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media.

I first joined CWC as an Associate Member in 2012. At the time I was just starting to work on my first project, and the book that would evolve into The Hanged Man’s Noose. In 2015, with the publication of Noose, I was changed my membership to that of Professional Author Member (PAM). I can remember being so excited—especially since my name follows Canadian mystery legend, Louise Penny, on the PAM roster list. I felt a bit like fairy dust was being sprinkled on me.

If you’re a Canadian with an interest in crime fiction or non-fiction, I encourage you to check out everything CWC  has to offer. If you’re in the Toronto/Southern Ontario area, please feel free to contact me with your questions. We’d love to have you on board.














19 responses to “Crime Writers of Canada

  1. Kristina Stanley

    Will do. Thanks for thinking of me.

  2. Judy Penz Sheluk

    If you think you might be interested, email me next January. That’s when they start looking for possible candidates.

  3. Kristina Stanley


  4. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Kristina…maybe one day you’ll rep BC!

  5. Kristina Stanley

    Congrats Judy, great to have you there representing us!

  6. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you. It is an incredible honor and I am excited about it!

  8. Congratulations! That is an incredible honor, how exciting!

  9. Nice to meet you! Visiting from #getsocial17

  10. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Vicky

  11. Wow! What an honor. Congratulations. I am sure it was well-deserved. Keep up the good work. #GetSocial17

  12. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Vicki.

  13. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Kaye. I’m sure it will take a fair bit of time, but I’ll get back whatever I put in, in some way!

  14. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Joanne!


    Excellent recognition. Writers of Canada are lucky to have you there!

  16. Congratulations! I hope it doesn’t eat up too much time!

  17. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Sheri. We’ll see how it goes. I’m a bit nervous about it! Btw, received your ARC yesterday! Can’t wait to start reading it.

  18. eightpawswriting

    Congrats, Judy- That’s wonderful to be involved in the Board. I love going to conferences and being with other writers. You’ll be a great leader-
    How do you keep up with so much to do?

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