Mesdames on the Move October

The Mesdames of Mayhem at Word on the Street

Sunday, September 25th was a glorious fall day in Toronto and at Harbourfront the city’s book lovers were out to meet their favourite authors and celebrate literacy at Word on the Street. Mesdames of Mayhem had our own booth for the first time, WB12 in Writers’ Block. Eight of us spent the day there, talking to the crowds and, yes, selling books! Most of the Mesdames are members of the Toronto chapter of Sisters in Crime –their booth was right next to ours– and Crime Writers of Canada and we also signed books at those booths. The photos tell the story of what a good time we had.


Lynne Murphy, Sylvia Warsh, Catherine Astolfo


“Mesdames-ing” the booth Rosemary McCracken, Lynne Murphy, Cathy Dunphy, Sylvia Warsh


M. H. Callway, Rosemary McCracken









M. H. Callway, Catherine Astolfo


BIG NEWS COMING LATER IN OCTOBER FROM THE MESDAMES. Visit our website next week for the reveal!

October is Mme Lisa de Nikolits’s month!

51nexm-TziL__SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Mme. Lisa de Nikolits’ new novel, The Nearly Girlpublished by Inanna, was one of the best sellers at Word on the Street on Sunday.

The book will be launched Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Women’s Arts Association, 63 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto. There will be readings, wine and cheese, and, according to Lisa, badges. Who could resist that?

The novel has already gained good reviews in Beach Metro News and Canadian Living magazine.  Mme. Lisa will be touring the Maritimes in early October–for dates and places check out our September Mesdames on the Move.


Carrick Publishing is bringing out three crime books by Mesdames Rosemary Aubert, Donna Carrick and M. H. Callway this fall, print and cyber launch dates to be announced later in October on this website!




D. J. McIntosh

D. J. McIntosh

By popular demand, the Mesdames of Mayhem have been invited back to the Mt. Pleasant Branch, TPL as part of the International Authors Festival, Tuesday, October 18th, 7 pm at 599 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Toronto.  The Mesdames reading will be: M. H. Callway, Lisa De Nikolits, Rosemary McCracken and D.J. McIntosh.



Rosemary Aubert

Rosemary Aubert

Mme Rosemary Aubert has two events this month. On Sat, October 8th, 9 am to 12 noon, visit her at the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, Durham College, Centre for Food Building, Thickston Rd and 401, Whitby ON.

On Tuesday, October 25th, 2 pm, she will be reading at the Eatonville Branch, TPL, 43o Burnhamthorpe Rd, Scarborough, ON.


M. H. Callway

M. H. Callway

Mme M. H. Callway will be giving her workshop on How to Get Published at the Eatonville Branch, TPL on Wed, October 5th at 6:30 pm.  Address: 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Scarborough, ON.



Lisa de Nikolits

Lisa de Nikolits

On Friday, October 21st, at 7:00 p.m. Mme Lisa de Nikolits will be reading from her new book, The Nearly Girl, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 59 Riddell St., Woodstock, ON. The evening is part of the International Festival of Authors.




Rosemary McCracken

Rosemary McCracken

 Mme. Rosemary McCracken’s  newest Pat Tierney mystery, Raven Lake, was a popular selection at our WOTS booth!

Rosemary will be in Minden, Ont. on Sat. October 15th to conduct a workshop on Structuring Your Novel. The workshop is sponsored by Haliburton Highlands Writers and Editors Network and will be held from 10:30 to 3:00 in the Minden Cultural Centre in Minden, Ont.



Joan O'Callaghan

Joan O’Callaghan

61bgefae0xl__bo2204203200_pisitb-sticker-v3-bigtopright0-55_sx324_sy324_pikin4bottomright122_aa346_sh20_ou15_Mme Joan O’Callaghan has updated her book, Amazing Days This gives teachers factoids and classroom activities for different days of the calendar year. Already available in e-book format courtesy of Carrick Publishing, it’s coming out this fall in Print Edition. Watch for this terrific resource, in October.



Bony Blithe Award

Mme. Cheryl Freedman reminds us that the Bony Blithe competition for light hearted mysteries is now accepting entries. Check out the Bony Blithe website for contest rules here.


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