Tag Archives: Cathy Astolfo

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ROUSING PRINT LAUNCH FOR THIRTEEN ~ M.H. Callway, Nov. 26, 2013

On October 27th, the fabulous Mesdames of Mayhem celebrated the print launch of their first anthology, Thirteen, at their favorite bookstore, Sleuth of Baker Street. The serendipitous and ghostly collision of date and title made the Halloween theme a no-brainer! … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Write A Review Part 2: Star Wars ~ Catherine Astolfo

As a retired teacher, I suppose I am biased in my view of “ratings”. I came from the old school—literally. I never believed in scoring something unless there was a set of criteria laid out from the beginning. When I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WRITERS’ FESTIVAL IN BAYFIELD

In two weeks time, Mesdames Cathy Astolfo, Melodie Campbell and M. H. Callway will be meeting aspiring writers and mystery fans in Bayfield, Ontario. They’ll be joining with friends Alison Bruce, Rene Natan, J. A. Menzies and Tanis Rideout to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment