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Ed Callway
Madeleine Harris-Callway
BIO
Biography

After a career in science and business, I turned back to my childhood love of writing. As an avid reader of crime fiction, I naturally chose this genre. Like many new writers, I had my share of rejections as well as wonderful writing teachers and encouragement. My breakthrough came in 2009 when my novel was shortlisted for the UK's Debut Dagger Award, leading to the publication of Windigo Fire by Seraphim Editions. I have continued to write award-winning short crime fiction.

In 2013, I co-founded the literary group, The Mesdames of Mayhem, which now numbers 25 members. Three are even Messieurs! We have published four anthologies to date, with a fifth underway. In 2019, we were the subject of a  critically acclaimed CBC documentary by director, Cat Mills. The Mesdames of Mayhem is available for viewing on GEM and Youtube.

ADDRESS
City: Toronto, Province/Territory: Ontario
EMAIL
GENRE
Crime Fiction
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
Windigo Fire
Publisher
Seraphim Editions
Year
2014
Title
Glow Grass and Other Tales
Publisher
Carrick Publishing
Year
2016
Title
Moonlight and Misadventure
Publisher
Superior Shores Press
Year
2021
Title
In the Key of 13
Publisher
Carrick Publishing
Year
2019
Title
A Grave Diagnosis
Publisher
Carrick Publishing
Year
2020
Title
13 Claws
Publisher
Carrick Publishing
Year
2017
Title
13 O'clock
Publisher
Carrick Publishing
Year
2015
Title
Thirteen
Publisher
Carrick Publishing
Year
2013
Title
World Enough and Crime
Publisher
Carrick Publishing
Year
2014
AWARDS
Awards
Name
Debut Dagger Award
Name
finalist
Publication
The Land of Sun and Fun
Year
2009
Name
The Crime Writers of Canada Unhanged Arthur Award
Name
finalist
Publication
The Land of Sun and Fun
Year
2012
Name
The Crime Writers of Canada Best First Novel
Name
finalist
Publication
Windigo Fire
Year
2015
Name
The Crime Writers of Canada Best Novella Award
Publication
2018
Year
Snake Oil
Name
Crime Wirters of Canada Best Novella Award
Name
finalist
Publication
Glow Grass
Year
2016
Name
Derringer Award
Name
Best Long Story Finalist
Publication
2014
Year
The Ultimate Mystery
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Programs & Interests
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