Thirteen O’clock is one of the top ten best selling books written by women for 2015 at our favourite Toronto bookstore, Sleuth of Baker Street. Marian Misters, co-owner of Sleuth, gave us the good news at the February meeting of the Toronto chapter of Sisters in Crime.
And, to add to the good news, Mme. Rosemary Aubert’s newest Ellis Portal mystery, Don’t Forget You Love Me, was also among the top ten. Both books are published by Carrick Publishing, so we are all glowing with pride.
On Thursday, March 3, she will be at Victoria Village Library, 184 Sloane Ave., Toronto, at 2 p.m. to read from Don’t Forget You Love Me, and to discuss the issues raised in her Ellis Portal novels.
And to show how multi-talented she is, on Sunday, March 6th, she has a showing of her art work, City Love, at the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St., Toronto from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, March 2, Mme. M. H. Callway will be attending a “From Page to Screen” reception with fellow Seraphim author, Janet Myers. This is a private event where publishers pitch their books to film and TV companies. Good luck to Mad and Windigo Fire.
On Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Mesdames will revisit Mt. Pleasant Library, 599 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto. Mmes. Lisa de Nikolits, D. J. McIntosh and M. H. Callway will discuss women mystery writers and read from their recent works. (Check out our recent Walk the Talk blogs to discover what goes into arranging these library appearances and what can happen when we least expect it.)
On Thursday, March 24th, at 7 p.m. Mme Melodie Campbell, Our Queen of Comedy, will launch The Goddaughter Caper, the latest in her popular, award-winning series, at the Ancaster Branch, Hamilton Public Library. A fun evening with prizes for best gangster costume. Mel’s new book received a stellar review from Don Graves in his Canadian Mystery Review, Feb. 15th.
Short Story Successes!
Mme. Rosemary McCracken’s short story. Crazy, will appear in the noir anthology. Black Coffee, published by Darkhouse Books, this spring .
Mme. Joan O’Callaghan’s story, A Good Beginning, is now on the Over My Dead Body website.
Awards and Kudos!
More great news for the nEvermore anthology, edited by Mme. Caro Soles and fellow author, Nancy Kilpatrick. It is a finalist for this year’s Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Anthology. Also, Robert Lopresti’s story, The Street of the Dead House, will be in Otto Penzler’s Best American Mysteries 2016.