Raimey Gallant

Hello! I'm a disabled Canadian crime fiction author. I have additional identities but prefer to speak privately about those. When not gardening or brewing mediocre kombucha, I enjoy stirring shit up at writing organizations with the goal of making them and their programming more equitable. I have served as a Special Advisor to the Crime Writers of Canada board and Secretary for RWA's mystery and suspense chapter (Kiss of Death.) I hail from a career in marketing and fundraising. My writing career has slowed since 2018, when muscle dysfunction took me down. I'm dynamically disabled, which means my chronic illnesses decide when and how much pain I'm in and how well I can breathe and what that means in terms of mobility from one week to the next. I have a Canadian literary agent, and I've just received an edit letter from her for my mystery The Bias of Rain. My thriller The Alibi Scheme was shortlisted for a Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. My mystery The Bias of Rain was shortlisted for the latter. I'm giddy about the new mystery I'm plotting, and I've got a very hooky synopsis for a romantic suspense novel on the backburner.

Award Type
Two sisters, the first a reporter trying to expose an alibi scheme, the second (unbeknownst to the first) an operative in said scheme, come together when the reporter’s life is threatened by a group of men serial-attacking women they deem sexual nonconformists.
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Comments

Debrah Martin Mon, 07/26/2021 - 10:36

I like the idea of two sisters pitted against each other and the opportunity to examine differing perspectives on morality. I’m not sure you’ve fully nailed the inciting incident in chapter one so you may need to up the stakes there.

Debrah Martin Mon, 07/26/2021 - 10:36

I like the idea of two sisters pitted against each other and the opportunity to examine differing perspectives on morality. I’m not sure you’ve fully nailed the inciting incident in chapter one so you may need to up the stakes there.

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