It’s 2017! How did that happen?
The Mesdames of Mayhem are getting back to work after a holiday break, teaching classes, appearing on panels and encouraging the public to read more books. We hope everyone gave and received lots of books this year. If not, we have suggestions for you–just go to our blog of November 30th, 2016 HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MESDAMES.
Several of the Mesdames have new books coming out this year. In February, Mme Melodie Campbell will launch the latest book in her fabulous comedy series, The Bootlegger’s Goddaughter (Orca Books) followed by Worst Date Ever in September. (Also by Orca Books) Mme Lisa De Nikolits is finalizing the edits on her thrilling new book with Inanna Publications, No Fury Like That. And Mme Caro Soles will be bringing out a new novel later this year. More details in our upcoming blogs.
We’re very excited that the Mesdames third anthology, 13 Claws, will be published by Carrick Publishing in September. To encourage new authors, we have a contest for writers previously unpublished in crime fiction. The winner(s) will have their story published in our anthology. For contest rules, click on the above tab on this website.
This year promises to be a busy one with Bouchercon 2017 hosted here at home in Toronto and many upcoming appearances by the Mesdames. Meanwhile here’s where you can see and hear the Mesdames this month.
Tuesday, January 10th
Mme Rosemary McCracken, is once again teaching her class, Novel Writing II: How to Develop Your Novel at George Brown College, beginning Tuesday, January 10th. Mme. Rosemary writes the popular Pat Tierney series—Raven Lake is her newest. To register follow the link here.
Also on January 10th, at 10 am, Mme Lisa de Nikolits, whose most recent book, The Nearly Girl, has received great reviews, will be interviewed by Fran Lewis at 10 a.m. on her program “Books”. To hear the podcast follow the link here.
Thursday, January 19th
Another busy day for the Mesdames!!
Mme Lisa will be appearing in Peterborough, Thursday, January 19th as part of a program called Women Write the City, at Theatre on King, 159 King St. at 7 p.m. There is a charge of $10 or pwyc.
In Toronto, on the same day, January 19th, at 7 p.m. Mme D.J. McIntosh will be part of a panel called “The Suspense is Killing Me” at the regular meeting of the Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Meetings are held at the Northern District branch, TPL, 40 Orchard View Blvd. Dorothy is the author of the highly successful Mesopotamian trilogy. Mme. Lynne Murphy will be moderator for the panel and the other participants are writers Steve Shrott and Jennifer Soosar. There is a five dollar charge for non-members of SinC.
Monday, January 23rd
Monday, January 23d, Mme. M.H. Callway will present her workshop on “How to get Published” at 6 p.m. at the Pape/Danforth Branch, TPL, 701 Pape Ave., Toronto.
Madeleine is also embarking on a new adventure on January 19th when she will be meeting fans of her debut thriller, Windigo Fire, at James Robinson Public School in Markham, Ontario. Students have studied her book in English class as an example of Canadian literature.