Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific crime writers. Under the name of Eva Gates, she has published 3 Lighthouse Library mysteries with Berkley Prime Crime, and her fourth book in that series, The Spook in the Stacks, was released this June. Her newest cozy series, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries, began with Elementary She Read, the third in the successful series Cat of the Baskervilles was released in February 2018. She writes in several different subgenres: cozies, standalone novels of suspense; traditional village/police procedurals and the lighthearted Klondike Gold Rush series. Vicki began her writing career as a Sunday writer: a single mother of three high-spirited daughters with a full-time job as a computer programmer. But in the end the three daughters flew the coop, leaving Vicki more time to devote to her writing. She now lives in Prince Edward County and writes whenever she feels like it. And, this year, is one of the chief organisers of the second Women Killing It conference taking place in Picton on Labour Day Weekend.