Mesdames on the Move: February 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February is a busy month for the Mesdames with the year’s first new book launch, new events – and of course,  the Ontario Public Library Association’s annual superconference.

FIRST NEW BOOK OF 2019! And Gina is back!

Melodie Campbell

The Goddaughter Does Vegas

Our Queen of Comedy, Mme Melodie Campbell, has a new book out in her award-winning and hilarious Goddaughter series, The Goddaughter Does Vegas.


Her book, published by Orca Book, is available now in Chapters/Indigo, Amazon and independent bookstores. such as Sleuth of Baker Street and Book City.


Lisa de Nikolits with her book Rotten PeachesOn Friday, February 1st, Mme Lisa De Nikolits will pitch and sign her latest book, Rotten Peaches at the Ontario Library Association’s annual super-conference.

It’s become a tradition for the Crime Writers of Canada to pitch their new Canadian crime publications at a conference lunchtime event between 1:00 and 1:55 pm and to convince librarians why they should acquire these books in a strictly timed two minutes!


Rosemary McCrackenOn Wednesday, February 13 from 10:00 am to 12 noon, Mme Rosemary McCracken will be giving a talk titled: “Traditional Mysteries: The Christie Legacy” that is part of Learning Unlimited Etobicoke’s 10-week winter series, A World of Crime, held at Fairfield Senior’s Centre, 81 Lothian Avenue, Etobicoke



Join Mmes Lisa de Nikolits, Madeleine Harris-Callway and Rosemary McCracken for a Mystery Tea with readings, games, book draws and answers to questions about the crime writer’s life. With tea and delicious pastries provided by Rahier. Rahier Patisserie, Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2 to 4 pm (to be confirmed) Tickets $15.

Lisa de Nikolits, M. H. Callway, Rosemary McCracken


Our 4th anthology, In the Key of Thirteen mingles music with murder. Publication and launch at Sleuth of Baker Street planned for this fall.

Once again, we are running a contest for authors previously unpublished in the mystery genre.  Check out the submission rules on this website.  Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019. 


Mme Madeleine Harris-Callway joins host Mme Donna Carrick to talk about our upcoming anthology, In the Key of Thirteen, on Dead to Writes podcast Sunday, February 17th.

Follow Mme Lisa de Nikolits as she takes you on a funny, sometimes wild and always insightful daily journey into the life of a writer in her YouTube series Writer for a Year.

Mme Lisa de Nikolits is also on a Blog Tour this month.

02/01 Interview @ BooksChatter
02/04 Review @ The World As I See It
02/04 Showcase @ Crack A Book Cafe
02/06 Interview @ Quiet Fury Books
02/07 Showcase @ Stacking My Book Shelves!
02/08 Review @ Books Direct
02/10 Showcase @ Eclectic Moods
02/11 Interview @ A Blue Million Books
02/12 Review @ Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
02/12 Review @ sunny island breezes
02/12 Showcase @ Just Books
02/13 Interview @ CMash Reads
02/14 Showcase @ Mythical Books
02/15 Review @ Tome Tender
02/16 Review @ Ruthie Jones: Reading by Moonlight
02/18 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
02/20 Showcase @ Sailor Girl Etc.
02/21 Showcase @ The Pulp and Mystery Shelf
02/23 Review @ The Literary Apothecary
02/24 Review @ Shelleens Musings
02/25 Review @ Queen of Random


Dead to Writes

February 3: Interview with author Michael Poeltl,  A.I. Insurrection; The General’s War. Reading by Donna Carrick of story “The Test of Time” by Melodie Campbell, from 13 O’Clock, by the Mesdames of MayhemCarrick Publishing, 2015.

February 10: Interview with author Lanna Webb, (Lonesome Wolf). Reading TBD.

February 17: Interview M.H. Callway (Windigo Fire). Reading by Donna Carrick of “Incompetence Kills” by M.H. Callway, Starship Goodwords, Carrick Publishing, 2012.

February 24: Interview with author Lisa de Nikolits (Rotten Peaches). Reading by Donna Carrick of “Troubled Times” by Lisa de Nikolits, from 13 Claws by the Mesdames of MayhemCarrick Publishing, 2017



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