Tag Archives: Rosemary McCracken

Mesdames Abroad- Part One

Welcome to our new series of travel blogs, Mesdames Abroad, looking at different destinations with a writer’s eye. This month we feature Mme. Catherine Dunphy and her experience running a Scottish bookshop. A retired journalist (do journalists ever really retire?), Cathy is the author … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: June 2017

June is a busy month for the Mesdames leading up to our summer break when we’ll be doing what authors do – WRITING!  Things get super-hot again in the fall with Word on the Street and Bouchercon 2017, the crime fiction world conference. And of course, the launch of our latest … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move-May 2017

AND THE WINNER IS: For our upcoming anthology, 13 Claws, the Mesdames ran a contest for authors who had never before published a crime fiction story. We had a large number of quality entries so the decision was not easy. We’re delighted to announce … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move–April, 2017

THE ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS ARE COMING!   The  biggest night of the year for  Crime Writers of Canada (next to the Arthur Ellis banquet itself) will take place Thursday, April 20th when the shortlist for this year’s Arthur Ellis Awards will be … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move-Jan. 2017

It’s 2017! How did that happen? The Mesdames of Mayhem are getting back to work after a holiday break,  teaching classes, appearing on panels and encouraging the public to read more books.  We hope everyone gave and received lots of … Continue reading

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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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BIG NEWS: OUR THIRD ANTHOLOGY 13 CLAWS!

The Mesdames of Mayhem are delighted to announce their third anthology, 13 Claws, to be published by Carrick Publishing in September, 2017 in time for Bouchercon Toronto! All the stories in 13 Claws will be about animals: cats, dogs, bears, snakes  – and that’s … 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 on the Move – Update for August

Editor, Mme Lynne Murphy, is on holiday from August 3 to 17th. She will be back with more news after Aug 18th. On August 17th, 6:30 to 8 pm, the Mesdames of Mayhem are guests at Authors Night at Albert … Continue reading

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