Associated Authors

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Author, Economist, professional speaker, co-founder of Carrick Publishing

Alex is the author of four books of short stories. “Four Scoops” Is Over The Top features “Caboose Follies”, which received Honorable Mention in the 2011 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition.

“Three Scoops” Is A Blast! includes the 2010 Lorian Hemingway Honorable Mention winner, “The Size Of The Skip”.

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Author, businesswoman, executive member of Crime Writers of Canada, co-founder of Carrick Publishing

Also a member of the Mesdames of Mayhem.

Donna is the author of 3 mystery novels: The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling’s Map(winner of the 2011 Indie Book Event Award), Gold And Fishes and The Noon God, as well as 2 Kindle anthologies, Sept-Iles and other places and Knowing Penelope.

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Rosemary Aubert is the author of sixteen books, among them the acclaimed Ellis Portal mystery series and her latest romantic thriller Terminal Grill. Rosemary is a two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction, winning in both the novel and short-story categories.

A popular teacher and speaker, Rosemary is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada and the Mystery Writers of America. She conducts a much-in-demand writer’s retreat at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, as well as mentoring writing students who are studying at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.


Anne Barton is a retired veterinarian and flight instructor.

A prolific mystery author, Anne also writes under the pen name Carolyn Dale.

Born in Drumheller, Alberta, she grew up in Idaho.

She now lives in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia where she is deeply involved with Habitat for Humanity and the Anglican Church, when she isn’t riding her horse or curling.


Current Chair (2014-15) of Crime Writers of Canada, and Capital Crime Writers, and is on the board of Wolfe Island’s Scene of the Crime Mystery Festival. (

Author of the e-book Murder at Lost Dog Lake, as well as numerous titles in the The Constable Molly Smith Series, The Klondike Gold Rush Series, various Standalone Novels of Suspense as well as Books For Reluctant Readers.

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Claudette Carrida Jeffrey, a native New Orleanian, is a retired teacher who lives in Northern California.

Her novels draw on recent American history to depict the struggles of a young woman re-inventing herself.

The Color of Life is her second installment in a four-book series.

Book one, A Brown Paper Bag and A Fine Tooth Comb (2012), begins the coming of age story of Claire Soublet, a young Creole of Color growing up in 1940s and 50s New Orleans.

Mofina’s career in journalism has spanned three decades and several newsrooms, including The Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald and Southam News wire service.
His reporting has put him face-to-face with murderers on death row in Montana and Texas.
He has reported from the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.
Titles include: Three To The Heart, Dangerous Women & Desperate Men, Cold Fear, If Angels Fall, Six Seconds and many more.

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Author of socially relevant science fiction that bridges thriller, suspense, and sci-fi genres.

Trained as a mathematician and physicist with an avid interest in forensics, robotics, genetics, and scientific ethics that is evident in his fiction. Moore is also a world traveller who spent twelve years working in Bogota, Colombia, as professor and researcher.

Full Medical, Evil Agenda, Survivors of the Chaos, Soldiers of God, The Midas Bomb and more…

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Author, Teacher, participating member of Canada’s Crime writing community

In addition to her full-time position at OISE/UT, Joan has an active career in freelance writing, with over 30 publications to her credit. She is the author of three books, two published by Scholastic Canada and the most recent one by Rubicon.

Kindle titles: George, For Elise

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Noel Boivin and Christopher Lombardo

Humor writers Noel Boivin and Chris Lombardo follow up their definitive compendium of drunken feats, The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death (Penguin, 2007), with Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys’ Book of Bitingly Funny Lists.

Tastes Like Human, The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death

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Hosted by Donna and Alex Carrick of Carrick Publishing, this Facebook group for readers and authors is a popular forum for book lovers of all genres.

Authors post excerpts from their works, and readers come to familiarize themselves with new names in the lit-scene.

The best of these authors are invited to contribute to the EFD Series of Anthologies. Book 1, Starship Goodwords, gained attention through Social Media and became the catalyst for our most recent anthology, World Enough and Crime.


Les Mesdames are sixteen dedicated Crime Writers who share one deadly mission: to thrill readers with our passion for Crime Fiction.

Their first crime anthology, Thirteen, took the genre industry by storm. Two of its stories, “The Emerald Skull” by Sylvia Maultash Warsh and “Watermelon Weekend” by Donna Carrick, were finalists for the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story.

Their second anthology, 13 O’Clock (Carrick Publishing), will be released Fall, 2015!

Meet les Mesdames:

Catherine Astolfo Rosemary Aubert Jane Petersen Burfield Melodie Campbell

Donna Carrick Vicki Delany Lisa de Nikolits Catherine Dunphy

Cheryl Freedman Madeleine Harris-Callway Sylvia Maultash Warsh Rosemary McCracken

D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh Lynne Murphy Joan O'Callaghan Caro Soles


Catherine Astolfo, author of the Emily Taylor Mystery Series
Rosemary Aubert, author of sixteen books, among them the acclaimed Ellis Portal mystery series and her latest romantic thriller Terminal Grill.
Jane Petersen Burfield, author of short stories (Blood on the Holly) and Communications professional.
Melodie Campbell, author of Rowena Through The Wall, The Goddaughter, and other comic crime and time travel novels.
Donna Carrick, author of 3 mystery novels: The First Excellence, Gold And Fishes and The Noon God, as well as 2 crime anthologies.
Vicki Delany, author of the popular Constable Molly Smith series (including In the Shadow of the Glacier and A Cold White Sun) from Poisoned Pen Press.
Lisa de Nikolits is a magazine art director and has worked on international titles such as Vogue Australia, Vogue Living, Cosmopolitan, marie claire and SHE. Her titles include: The Witchdoctor’s Bones, A Glittering Chaos, The Hungry Mirror and West of Wawa.
Catherine Dunphy was a staff writer at The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, for more than 25 years. She is the author of Morgentaler, A Difficult Hero, which was nominated for the prestigious Governor General’s Award in 1997.
Cheryl Freedman, former secretary-treasurer and later executive director of Crime Writers of Canada. An honorary lifetime member of the CWC, she’s also the chair of the board of directors of Bloody Words, Canada’s oldest mystery conference. Cheryl is also working on her own historical mystery series.
Madeleine Harris-Callway, founder of the Mesdames of Mayhem collaboration, whose debut novel, Gunning for Bear, was short-listed for the 2012 Unhanged Arthur award and previously for the Debut Dagger award.
Sylvia Maultash Warsh, author of the award-winning Dr. Rebecca Temple mystery series, whose historical novel, The Queen of Unforgetting, published in 2010, was chosen for a plaque by Project Bookmark Canada.
Rosemary McCracken, whose mystery novel, Safe Harbor, was shortlisted for Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association’s Debut Dagger Award in 2010.
D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh, whose debut novel The Witch of Babylon was chosen by CNN International as one of six enduring historical thrillers. In her new novel, The Book of Stolen Tales, the dark origins of famous fairy tales come to life.
Lynne Murphy, founder and past president of the Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime, whose recent short story The Troublemaker appeared in the anthology The Whole She-Bang.
Joan O’Callaghan, author of three educational books as well as two e-shorts: George and For Elise. Her short story Stooping to Conquer appeared in the 2012 Anthology EFD1: Starship Goodwords.
Caro Soles, founder of The Bloody Words Mystery Conference and author of the mystery Drag Queen in the Court of Death and the sf adventure/thriller series The Merculians.