Mesdames on the Move: February 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Readers!

Our momentum continues through February with more new books, readings and honours!


Caro Soles

Big congratulations to Mme Caro Soles who is now a member of the Executive Council of the International Crime Writers Association. The ICWA runs the annual Hammett Award for literary excellence in crime fiction.

Caro is a well-known and versatile author from Toronto, who founded and ran Bloody Words, Canada’s national crime writers’ conference.  She was awarded the Derrick Murdock Award of the Crime Writers of Canada for her contributions to the crime genre.

Caro’s website. Her Caro’s Wikipedia bio.


Books, Books, Books!

Rosemary Aubert

Rosemary Aubert


Rosemary Aubert may be our Mme Emerita but she continues to publish at an enviable pace. Her historical novel, A Light in Trieste, is due to be released by Carrick Publishing in the spring.

Rosemary spent many years researching the colourful history of Trieste, which stands at the crossroads between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.




Lisa de Nikolits

Lisa De Nikolits

Lisa De Nikolits is delighted to share that she has signed the contract for her tenth novel, The Rage Roomwith Inanna Publications.

From the incomparable crafter of nine cross-genre works of fiction, award winning author Lisa de Nikolits expands her horizons to pen a multi-layered, grab-you-by-the-throat, feminist dystopian domestic suspense thriller, a speculative-fiction murder mystery in the style of Groundhog Day meets The Matrix. The perfect father kills his family on Christmas Eve, and tries to undo his actions by jumping back in time. The result is murder and mayhem in dystopia.


Melodie Campbell

And don’t forget Mme Melodie Campbell, Our Queen of Comedy’s new book, The Italian Cure published by Orca on January 29th.

This romantic comedy is perfect to cozy up with on a chilly evening.



Readings and Events!

Ontario Library Association Superconference

The OLAS 2020 just wrapped up and was a terrific opportunity for three Mmes to showcase their work.

Lisa de Nikolits

The Occult Persuasion

Melodie Campbell

Cover of Crime Club





Lisa signed complimentary copies of her new thriller, The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s Solution for Inanna on Thursday, January 30th. And on Friday, January 31st, Melodie Campbell did the same for her new YA mystery, Crime Club (Orca).


Madeleine Harris Callway


In the Key of 13Later on Friday, January 31st, the Crime Writers of Canada hosted their annual line-up of new crime books for 2020. M. H. Callway presented In the Key of 13 on behalf of the Mmes and Melodie Campbell presented Crime Club!



Pivot Readings

Lisa De Nikolits will be reading at the Pivot Readings on Thursday, February 27th, 8 p.m., at the Tranzac Club, Tiki Room, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto.


Social Media!

Blog Tours

Lisa de Nikolits Lisa De Nikolits is continuing her  Silver Dagger Book Tour into February after a grueling, almost daily blog tour in January to promote The Occult Persuasion. Check out Lisa’s full blog tour schedule.

And she has also started a new blog of AUTHOR INTERVIEWS. Rumour has it that a number of Mmes will be guesting on it. Stay tuned!

Save the Date!

Cheryl Freedman

Cheryl Freedman

A friendly reminder from Cheryl Freedman that registration is now open for the 2020 Bloody Words Mini-con/Bony Blithe Award Gala on Friday, May 22, 2020, High Park Club, Toronto.

Note to authors: The sooner you register, the more likely you are to be on a panel.

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