Tag Archives: Tips for Writers

CONTEST ANNOUNCED FOR IN THE KEY OF THIRTEEN!

    Announcing our second short story contest for Canadian writers previously unpublished in the genre of crime fiction. The winning story will be included in our fourth anthology, In the Key of Thirteen, to be published in 2019. Check … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: JULY and AUGUST

Greetings Readers! The Mesdames are taking it easy in July and August, gearing up for a super-busy fall with Word on the Street, the Women Killing It mystery festival in Picton, new book launches and many reading events.   No … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: JUNE

Greetings Readers! June is another super-busy month for the Mesdames with loads of reading events,  publication news. But first, the biggest news for 2018: 13 CLAWS WINS THE ARTHUR ELLIS!!!   Thursday, May 24th was   Carrick Publishing’s night! For … 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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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: APRIL

HAPPY SPRING, READERS! April is an amazing month for Canadian crime writing and especially for the Mesdames. We don’t just emerge from hibernation – we ROAR! With spring comes spring cleaning. Our website is up to date thanks to the … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: JANUARY

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Mesdames are looking forward to a busy year in 2018 with new book launches, conferences, readings and events. Our most exciting news first: Mme Donna Carrick announces an wonderful new venture for Carrick Publishing: podcasting! Dead … Continue reading

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Mesdames Abroad Part 4

On Location…in the west of England, long ago… In Part 4 of our travel series, Melodie Campbell, our Queen of Comedy, tells us how travel lead to a haunting and inspiring setting for her comic time travel novel, Rowena Through … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: SEPTEMBER

WE’RE BACK!! And Fall 2017 is going to be hot and super busy for The Mesdames. BIG NEWS! Our first Big News item: 13 Claws, our latest anthology is going to press! We have received a wonderful endorsement from renowned Canadian … Continue reading

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Learn With the Mesdames Part 3: The Accidental Teacher

This continues our series by Mesdames who teach. This month we feature Mme. Sylvia Warsh, who writes about her experiences working with seniors. Sylvia is the author of the Dr. Rebecca Temple series. Her novel Find Me Again won an Edgar award. … Continue reading

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LEARN WITH THE MESDAMES PT.2: Scary Stuff, Kids! Tips on Talking to Schoolchildren

CALLING ALL NEW CRIME FICTION AUTHORS! The deadline for submissions by authors previously unpublished in crime fiction  to 13 Claws is barely a month away on March 15, 2017.  Check the tab on this website for submission rules! **** This … Continue reading

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