Mesdames on the Move: July and August

News and Awards

D. J. McIntosh

D. J. McIntosh

We are super-proud of Mme Dorothy McIntosh. Her  archeological thriller, The Angel of Eden, is one of the five finalists for the prestigious International Thriller Writer award for Best Paperback Original Novel.  John Madison’s latest adventure is the third in her Mesopotamian series which has been published all over the world and translated into several languages.

Dorothy McIntosh - The Angel of Eden COVER


The winner will be announced at this year’s ThrillerFest to be held in New York, July 5 to 9th.  Dorothy will be attending the conference and we’re crossing our fingers that her latest John Madison adventure will be the winner with many more adventures to follow!


Meet the Mesdames

Melodie Campbell

Melodie Campbell

On Wednesday, June 29th, 7 pm, Mme Mel Campbell, our Queen of Comedy, will be interviewing acclaimed British thriller writer, Peter James, at A Different Drummer Bookstore, 513 Locust Avenue, Burlington.


Rosemary McCracken

Rosemary McCracken

On the same evening, Wednesday, June 29th, Mmes M. H. Callway and Rosemary McCracken join fellow CWC authors, Sharon Crawford and Michael McPherson at the S. Walter Stewart Branch, TPL, to share with the East End Writers how to create short stories that sparkle! S. Walter Stewart Branch is located at 170 Memorial Park Ave. , Toronto.  Rosemary’s third novel, Raven Lake, was published in early June and her recent short story, “Crazy”, appeared in the noir anthology, Black Coffee.

The Mesdames were out en masse  Saturday, June 25th for the print launch of Raven Lake at Sleuth of Baker Street.  Thanks to Sleuth’s owner, Marian Misters, and to Mme. Joan O’Callaghan for her kayak cookies.


Sharon Crawford is the author of the Beyond mystery series. Michael McPherson is an award-winning crime short story author, novelist, blogger and leader in self-publishing.


M. H. Callway

On Thursday, July 14th,  6 pm, at Sleuth of Baker Street, 907 Millwood Rd, Toronto, Mme M. H. Callway joins fellow noir authors, Rob Brunet and John McFetridge in celebrating the launch of award-winning Sam Wiebe’s new book, The Invisible Dead. All four authors will be reading from their latest works. Mme Mad will be reading from Windigo Fire.


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On Wednesday, August 17th, 6:30 pm, several the Mesdames of Mayhem will be at the Albert Campbell Branch, TPL, for their monthly Authors Series. The Mesdames will mingle with the local writing group, the Scarborough Scribblers and mystery fans before entertaining everyone with a free-flowing discussion about Canadian crime fiction and the challenges faced by women authors. And of course, readings and refreshments!!

Join Mmes Rosemary Aubert, Jane Burfield, M. H. Callway, Lisa de Nikolits, Catherine Dunphy, Rosemary McCracken and Sylvia Maultash Warsh for this fine summer evening.

We have combined our July and August Mesdames on the Move as we expect to be less busy with outreach in August and concentrating more on cottage life, travel and our own writing. Watch for Mesdames of Mercy in mid-July when Mme. Catherine Dunphy writes about her work with the Out of the Cold program in Toronto.





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