The Welsh Dragon has been enthusiastically waving a maple leaf recently. After serving as toastmaster at Left Coast Crime, Welsh/Canadian author Cathy Ace has been awarded the IPPY Bronze Medal for best regional E-book fiction, for her latest thriller, The Wrong Boy.
Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honour the year’s best independently published titles from around the world. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published books released each year.

Cathy says “The Wrong Boy is set in Wales, so I am especially pleased to receive an award which recognizes the fact that the book reflects a specific region. Entries were considered across all types of fiction, from around the world.”

And Cathy has been profiled in this month’s The Big Thrill, talking about The Wrong Boy. A slight error in it: Cathy attended University College Cardiff, not Cambridge – but close enough.

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And for more transatlantic news, we have been joined by Canadian author Elizabeth J Duncan, who spends much of her time in North Wales, where her Penny Brannigan series is set. She has just been shortlisted for the Bonny Blithe award for Canada’s best light mystery with her latest book The Marmalade Murders.

   

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