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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: DECEMBER 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MESDAMES! The year is winding down but the Mesdames are still making news. Our very successful anthology, 13 Claws, remained a highlight in 2018, garnering four Arthur Ellis nominations!! What’s more, Mme Catherine Astolfo won this year’s Arthur Ellis Best Short Story Award … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE – NOVEMBER

Greetings, Readers! It’s November, time to get cozy with your favorite books, especially crime fiction! And for the hardy authors among us, it’s National Novel Writing Month, the annual writing marathon where participating writers aim to churn out 50,000 words … Continue reading

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CONTEST ANNOUNCED FOR IN THE KEY OF THIRTEEN!

    Announcing our second short story contest for Canadian writers previously unpublished in the genre of crime fiction. The winning story will be included in our fourth anthology, In the Key of Thirteen, to be published in 2019. Check … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE – OCTOBER

Happy Thanksgiving and Halloween Readers! October is one of the busiest times of the year for authors – and readers. The nights are getting colder, the nights longer: all the better to cozy up with a delicious crime novel. Word on the Street … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE – SEPTEMBER

Welcome back, Readers! Hope you had a great summer holiday. Hard to believe it’s already September with this hot weather, but Fall is here and the Mesdames are back on the move with book news, readings and events. And we’re … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE – AUGUST UPDATE!

Greetings Readers! Hope you’re enjoying this fine summer as much as we are. but even as we bask in the sun, we are on the move. As promised, here are our  updates for August!   BOOK READINGS AND EVENTS! On … Continue reading

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Connecting with readers

via Connecting with readers Great blog by fellow mystery author, Jeff Markowitz on a wonderful and generous way to connect with readers.

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: JULY and AUGUST

Greetings Readers! The Mesdames are taking it easy in July and August, gearing up for a super-busy fall with Word on the Street, the Women Killing It mystery festival in Picton, new book launches and many reading events.   No … Continue reading

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NEW WAY TO SELL BOOKS – VENDING MACHINES!

No doubt about it – selling print books is getting harder and harder. E books are great for portability and quick access to exciting new reads. But print books have several advantages: FANG can’t track your reading progress and you … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: JUNE

Greetings Readers! June is another super-busy month for the Mesdames with loads of reading events,  publication news. But first, the biggest news for 2018: 13 CLAWS WINS THE ARTHUR ELLIS!!!   Thursday, May 24th was   Carrick Publishing’s night! For … Continue reading

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