Category Archives: Dead to Writes

Mesdames on the Move: July/August 2020

GREETINGS READERS! Summer is here and it’s a scorcher. All the more reason to curl up with a great book, a cool drink and take it easy in the shade. And that’s exactly what the Mesdames will be doing for … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: June 2020

WE’RE REACHING OUT TO CONNECT WITH YOU! This June, the Mesdames continue to connect with you online and in print despite the challenges of social distancing. With the sun shining, we hope to add a bit more light and magic … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: May 2020

RECOGNITION TIME, DEAR READERS! May is awards season for the Mesdames. And we have three Mesdames’ nominees for awards. Although physical events aren’t taking place, we are looking forward to some exciting online announcements coming up. Our Mesdames have also … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: April 2019

HAPPY SPRING TO ALL OUR READERS! April is an amazing month for Canadian crime writing and especially for the Mesdames. We don’t just emerge from hibernation – we ROAR! What’s more, April opens crime writing award season! And we’ve got plenty … 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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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: MAY

 GREAT NEWS READERS! 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. The  2018 Arthur Ellis Awards … Continue reading

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