Janice MacDonald spent June 6-8 in Toronto to attend Bloody Words 2014, the national mystery conference hosted by the Crime Writers of Canada. She appeared on the program during a panel about women protagonists in mystery ("Is the Female of the Species More Deadly Than the Male?") with fellow crime writers Rick Blecta, Mel Bradshaw, Cynthia St-Pierre, and moderator Cathy Ace.
The Roar of the Crowd by Janice MacDonald, the sixth installment in the wildly popular Randy Craig mystery series set in Edmonton, Alberta, is available in early July 2014.
Wherever Randy Craig goes, trouble seems to follow. With the help of her friend Denise, Randy has landed a summer job with a high school theatre program linked to the FreeWill Shakespeare Festival. But when a local actor shows up dead and Denise is the prime suspect, Randy has to find to a way to solve the mystery while surrounded with suspects who have no trouble lying to her face.
Janice MacDonald is the author of nine books, including novels, non-fiction titles, and a children's book. Janice's stories and essays have been widely anthologized, and her popular Randy Craig novels were the first mystery series set in Edmonton. She has taught English literature, communications, and creative writing at both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College and is currently the organizational storyteller for the Province of Alberta. Born in Banff, Alberta Janice lives and writes in Edmonton and considers herself to be a quintessential Albertan.