Tag Archives: Cathy Astolfo

WOW! 2016 What a Year!

FABULOUS EVENTS!! The Mesdames sponsored and attended numerous book launches, readings and public events in 2016.  Our highlight of the year was Sept 25th at Word on the Street, Toronto’s classic book fair in support of writers, readers and literacy. We had our booth … Continue reading

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MESDAMES!

  This year, 2016, was another terrific year for the Mesdames with several new books and short stories published! We love our readers – we wouldn’t be here without you. There’s no greater reward than hearing: “I loved your characters – I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move October

The Mesdames of Mayhem at Word on the Street Sunday, September 25th was a glorious fall day in Toronto and at Harbourfront the city’s book lovers were out to meet their favourite authors and celebrate literacy at Word on the … Continue reading

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Mesdames of Mercy

You may think that the Mesdames of Mayhem spend  their time thinking up ways to eliminate people in the most gruesome possible manner but this is not always true. We are also out there in the community, doing our best to help our … Continue reading

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The Reviewers Speak (and they like us)

The Mesdames of Mayhem anthology, 13 O’clock, has garnered two recent reviews, both great. Vanessa Westermann writes in Vanessa’s Picks in the April issue of the Sleuth of Baker Street newsletter: M.H. Callway very kindly sent me a copy of 13 … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move–April

Arthur Ellis and Bony Blithe Nominations–The Short Lists!                     Two of the biggest nights of the year for Canadian crime writers happen this month. On Thursday, April 14th, the finalists for … Continue reading

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The Mesdames’ Sparkling Year!

Farewell 2014, but what a terrific year it’s been: New books, dazzling awards and critical acclaim, oh, my! And the New Year promises the Mesdames more new books and success, which I’ll highlight in my upcoming blog. But first, let’s … Continue reading

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The Mesdames of Mayhem: A roaring end to 2014!

Greetings Readers! WE HAVE A WINNER!! Our very own Mme Joan O’Callaghan is not just a finalist, but the absolute first prize winner of Polar Expressions Publishing’s 2014 National Summer Poetry and Short Story Contest! Her flash fiction crime story, … Continue reading

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Raising a Glass to the Best Bloody Conference Ever! ~ by Donna Carrick

What do you call 250 Canadian Crime Writers at the Toronto Hyatt Regency in June? A Bloody Blast, that’s what! Chaired by our own Mme Cheryl Freedman (aka She Who Must Be Obeyed), featuring Canadian Guest of Honour Vicki Delany, … Continue reading

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We Are So Proud…………………….. by Joan O’Callaghan

What a few months it’s been for both THIRTEEN and its contributing authors, the fabulous Mesdames of Mayhem! On Thursday, April 25, an excited audience gathered on the lower level of Indigo at Manulife in Toronto to enjoy readings by … Continue reading

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