M.H. CallwayThe Mesdames of Mayhem are storming October with books launches, sales and readings galore! Here are the entries in our Brag Book:

Mesdames Mad Windigo FireMme M. H. Callway launched her debut novel, Windigo Fire, with great success at events in Toronto and Hamilton/Dundas. Seraphim Editions, her publisher, organized the launches for the “Magnificent Seven”, including Shawna Lemay, Chris Laing, John Delacourt and David Whitehouse. Editor Bernadette Rule presented Engravings, a collection of stories from World War One, including a contribution by Mme Vicki Delany. Visit for details on all these remarkable books.

Mme Mad is hosting a book party for Windigo Fire, this Saturday, October 18th, 4 to 6 pm at Sleuth of Baker Street, 907 Millwood Road. Admission free, readings and refreshments.

Mme Melodie Campbell, our own Queen of Comedy, launches the third book in her hilarious, Arthur and Derringer-winning Goddaughter series, The Artful Goddaughter. TODAY, Thursday, October 16th, 7 pm at the Ancaster Branch of the Hamilton Public Library, 300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster. Don’t miss the chance to sample fabulous cannolis and cupcakes while listening to award-winning comedy. Fedoras are optional.

More good news: Mme Joan O’Callaghan’s flash crime story, Torch Song for two Voices, was chosen for the anthology, That Golden Summer, to be published in December, 2014 by Polar Expressions. It is in competition for the prize for best story, the winner to be announced December, 2014.

Mme Donna Carrick is putting the finishing touches to Carrick Publishing’s mystery anthology, World Enough and Crime, which includes 22 stories and 1 poem by award-winning established authors and talented emerging writers. The works of eight Mesdames of Mayhem are part of the book. Readers are invited to the Virtual Launch Party on FaceBook: World Enough and Crime, on Sunday, October 26th from 2 to 6 pm EST.

Mme Vicki Delany and Japanese crime writer Fuminori Nakamura meet on Friday, October 24th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Japanese Foundation, 131 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor for a literary discussion. They will exchange views on writing for diverse audiences and the genre of crime writing. Full details at

The Mesdames of Mayhem collectively storm the Barrie Public Library, Saturday, October 25th, 2 to 4 pm, 60 Worsley Street. The Barrie Examiner will be reporting on the doings of Mesdames Cathy Astolfo, Rosemary Aubert, M. H. Callway, Cathy Dunphy, Rosemary McCracken and Joan O’Callaghan.

Several of the Mesdames are doing individual readings this month. Mme Rosemary McCracken reads at the book launch event for authors Sharon Crawford and Klaus Jakelski, Sunday, October 19th, 3 pm, Paintbox Bistro, 555 Dundas Street East.

Mme Rosemary Aubert has a Crime Writers of Canada book group appearance at the Bendale Public Library at 1515 Danforth Road (not Danforth Avenue) on October 21st from 2-3:30 pm.

Mme M. H. Callway joins the author line-up of Junction Reads Series, Sunday, October 26th, 4 to 7 pm, 3030 Dundas Street West.

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