Janice MacDonald Reading & Workshop
Thursday, December 8
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Morinville Community Cultural Centre
9502 - 100 Avenue
Janice MacDonald will read and give a talk on her new Randy Craig mystery, Hang Down Your Head. The reading will be followed by a Mystery Writing Workshop.
Presented by the Morinville Public Library.
About Hang Down Your Head:
Some folks have a talent for finding trouble, no matter how good they try to be, especially Randy Craig. Maybe she shouldn’t date a cop. Maybe she should have turned down the job at the Folkways Collection library—a job that became a nightmare when a rich benefactor’s belligerent heir turned up dead.
Randy tried to be good—honest!—but now she’s a prime suspect with a motive and no alibi in sight.
- "The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the city itself and the fascinating politics of funding research in the arts lend a rich texture to this engaging mystery with the twisty end. If you enjoy folk music, you’re in for an extra treat. Once again, Randy Craig is a down-to-earth, funny and realistic amateur sleuth: it’s good to reconnect with her." —Mary Jane Maffini, author of The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder
"Join folk music maven and Edmonton original Randy Craig for a roller coaster read with more twists and turns than the West Edmonton Mall’s Mindbender. Hang on to your hat for Hang Down Your Head. It’s Janice MacDonald at the top of her game." —Suzanne North, author of the Phoebe Fairfax mystery series
"I have been a performer at the Edmonton Folk Festival for 20 years. I always knew there were a lot of characters there, but until reading Janice’s book, I never thought of the festival itself as a character, and a fine place for a murder mystery!" —James Keelaghan
About Janice MacDonald:
Janice MacDonald holds a Master’s in English Literature from the University of Alberta where she has worked as a sessional lecturer, radio producer and bartender. She also spent a decade teaching literature, communications and creative writing at Grant MacEwan College and has held positions as both an online chatroom monitor, and distance course instructor. A consummate folkie, she plays five-string banjo, fiddle, guitar, and piano, wrote the music and lyrics for two touring historical musicals and has been a singer/songwriter. Janice lives in Edmonton with her husband Randy and is the proud mother of two glorious grown girls.