Mesdames on the Move -March 2017 – An Update


Only 5 days to submit your crime fiction story to 13 Claws. The deadline for submissions by authors previously unpublished in crime fiction is March 15, 2017.  Check the tab on this website for submission rules!


Mme Lisa De Nikolits shares the details on her upcoming salon event at Mt. Pleasant Library on Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

And earlier on the same day, Mt. Pleasant Library, one of the Mesdames’ big supporters, celebrates its 25th anniversary from 2:00 to 6:00 pm with an open house and refreshments!

Good things all happen at once and on the same day we have the first new book launch of 2017 in Ancaster. See below!




The Mesdames are delighted to announce the first new book of 2017, The Bootlegger’s Goddaughter, by our Queen of Comedy, Melodie Campbell.

Melodie Campbell

Melodie Campbell

Mel’s launch will be held on Thursday, March 30th at the Ancaster Branch of the Hamilton Public Library, 300 Wilson St. East, Ancaster, at 7 pm. This will be a fun evening with readings and a prize for best mob costume.

Mel is a great supporter of adult literacy and all the book sale proceeds will go to the Hamilton Literacy Council. This is a fabulous event not to be missed!



Spring is definitely in the air with lots of events and readings this month.

Lynne Murphy

Lynne Murphy

Catherine Dunphy

Cathy Dunphy

Rosemary McCracken

Rosemary McCracken

Lisa de Nikolits

Lisa de Nikolits







Tuesday, March 7th, 7 pm  – Mmes M. H. Callway, Lisa De Nikolits, Catherine Dunphy, Rosemary McCracken and Lynne Murphy visit the St. Lawrence Branch of the Toronto Public Library at 171 Front St East for readings and a panel discussion.

Thursday, March 9th, 2 pm – Mme M. H. Callway gives her workshop on How to get Published at Wychwood Branch, TPL, 1431 Bathurst St., Toronto.

Jane Petersen Burfield

Jane Petersen Burfield


M. H. Callway








Thursday, March 16th to Sunday, March 19th – Mmes. Jane Burfield and M.H. Callway will be attending Honolulu Havoc, Left Coast Crime 2017 in beautiful Hawaii!  They are both delighted with their panel assignments. Friday, March 17th, Jane will be on the short story panel, Compact and Powerful. Saturday, March 18th, Madeleine will be on the thriller panel, The Gorgeous Outdoors, Rugged and Dangerous.

 On Thursday, March 16th, Jane and Madeleine join fellow Canadian crime writers  Cathy Ace, Robin Donald, Marilee Robson and Loreth Anne White in hosting an author – reader event celebrating CANADIAN crime fiction!

They promise a write-up of their fun and celebrations when they return from the tropics.



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