May puppy and kitten

Summertime and the Mesdames are still rocking it with film, books, events and more recognition! We’ve also had time for reflection on what it means to be Canadian and who we are as writers. Some of us have baked in record-high temperatures and we’ve seen the terrible consequences of climate change to fellow Canadians and those in the Pacific Northwest.

Yet with the pandemic on the wane, thanks to our Public Health and to vaccinations, we look forward to a summer of new hopes and more accomplishments to come.

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2021
Cat Mills

Documentary Month 1st – 31st July 2021

Our fab film maker, Cat Mills and her producer, Felicity Justrabo, get our mega congrats. Our film, The Mesdames of Mayhem, is being screened at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.

2021 International Book Awards
Lisa de Nikolits

Big congrats to Lisa De Nikolits. Her latest novel, The Rage Room, was a finalist for the 2021 International Book Awards in Science Fiction.

The Rage Room

Caro Soles‘s, latest book, The Colony Dancers, the fifth in the Merculian series is now available on Amazon!

All Merculian is excited about the visiting Colony Dancers. The children’s group is so cute in their old-fashioned outfits and few stop to question how they acquired their brilliant technique so young, or why they are all so carefully guarded. Meanwhile, Investigator Marlo is tantalized by the strong resemblance of one of the young dancers to a child who was kidnapped long ago.

How far will the guardians go to keep the secrets of the Colony Dancers?


Melissa Yi will be speaking at Toronto Sisters in Crime via Zoom on Thursday, July 15th, 7 p.m. Melissa will be appearing as both an emergency room physician and an award-winning author to teach us how to make sure medical details in your manuscript are true to life. Plus a Q&A about common medical mistakes in crime fiction!

This is a members only event. To join Toronto Sisters in Crime is only $25 for the year.

Madeleine Harris Callway

On Saturday, July 3rd, M. H. Callway was delighted to be one of the authors in Moonlight and Misadventure interviewed by author and podcaster Joanna VanderVlugt. AUTHOR | JCVArtStudio. The Moonlight and Misdadventure podcast included a terrific interactive panel with authors Elizabeth Elwood, Susan Jane Wright, Karen Abrahamson, Susan Daly and Judy Penz Sheluk, who edited and published the anthology.

New Website

Blair Keetch’s website is up and running. Check out. Blair Keetch – Discover Crime Writer..

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2 Responses to MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: JULY 2021

  1. topoet says:

    Melissa Yi & M. H. Callway deserve better quality photos. Fuzzy photos are not professional.

    • It’s a matter of what the authors provide and, unfortunately, the WordPress Block Editor’s image gallery limitations, which I am still struggling to manipulate to create a better experience for readers and authors. I am not an expert in Photoshop. I will, however, bring your comment to the authors’ attention. Thank you for your comment.

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