NEWS FLASH! Big Congrats and Terrific Books!

Greetings Readers!

June is turning out to be a terrific month of recognition for the Mesdames. Here’s the great news since our June newsletter.

Lisa de Nikolits

Lisa De Nikolits

The Occult PersuasionLisa De Nikolits‘ latest novel, The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s Solution, has been long-listed for the Sunburst Award, which celebrates exceptional writing in Canadian speculative fiction.

The Sunburst shortlist will be announced in July and the winners in September. The prize for Best Novel includes a $1,000 award.


Madona Skaff

Madona Skaff

Madona Skaff launched her new book, Death by Association and was our pioneer for virtual launches and conferences!

Her publisher, Renaissance Press, held the conference June 5 to 7th, which features panel discussions and author readings. Madona’s panels included Authors in Quarantine, Building a Mystery and The Apocalypse Wasn’t What We Expected!

Death by Association is now available on


Rosemary McCracken

Rosemary McCracken

Mystery Most Edible AnthologyRosemary McCracken‘s story, “Dining Out”, is one of 36 murderous tales with a culinary bent in the Malice Domestic anthology, Mystery Most Edible.

Great news in that the Anthony Awards now include  a new category for Best Anthology and Mystery Most Edible is short-listed.

Check out the full details on Rosemary’s blog, Moving Target.

Caro Soles

Caro Soles

Marlo's DanceCaro Soles‘ new book, Marlo’s Dance, is getting terrific reviews.

For the video and the scoop, check out Caro’s blogpost about Marlo’s Dance.

Now available on

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