Category Archives: Awards/Achievements

MESDAMES ON THE MOVE, NOVEMBER 2019

Hello, Dear Readers, It’s hard to believe it’s November. Aren’t the fall colours wonderful? After the whirlwind of October, we Mesdames are still catching our breaths from the excitement of a new CBC short documentary on our  Mesdames’ collective and … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS! The Mesdames of Mayhem CBC Short Doc

CBC Films The Mesdames of Mayhem  Our heartfelt thanks to Cat Mills and the CBC Short Docs Team, especially producer Felicity Justabro, for this absolutely wonderful short film about The Mesdames of Mayhem. The CBC released this film on Friday, … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: May 2019

MAY IS IN BLOOM! MAY is one of the most important months of the year for Canadian crime writing when Crime Writers of Canada announces the winners of the Arthur Ellis Awards for excellence in crime fiction. It’s also one … Continue reading

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April Breaking News: Derringer Awards Finalist

Terrific News for Mme Sylvia Warsh Congratulations to Mme Sylvia Warsh! Sylvia’s short story “A Cabin in the Woods” has been named a finalist in the “Short Stories” Category for the 2019 Derringer Awards! You can read Sylvia’s story in … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: March 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Readers! Our Mesdames are going West this month to Left Coast Crime in Vancouver, B. C.  A number of our Mesdames and a Monsieur are participating in other events, as well as celebrating new stories … Continue reading

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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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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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TERRIFIC NEWS FROM ARTHUR ELLIS!

              Thursday, April 18th will be a night to remember for the Mesdames, with FOUR Arthur Ellis nominations for 13 Claws!! We were blown away to be so honoured! And we owe everything to … Continue reading

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