Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Mesdames of Mayhem is proud to welcome our newest member: award-winning author Rosemary Aubert

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 … Continue reading

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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

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The Mesdames – Getting It All Together, by Joan O’Callaghan

The Mesdames of Mayhem will be publishing an anthology of short stories in the fall. It’s been an interesting process and for Mesdames Madeleine Harris-Callway, Donna Carrick and myself, Joan O’Callaghan, the learning curve has arced steadily upwards. The anthology … Continue reading

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Author Branding: a sometimes “Mysterious” concept for Crime Writers ~ Donna Carrick

From cryptic tales to cozies, from classic mysteries to thrillers, the scope of our beloved “Crime” genre is being magnified even as I write this entry. The growing list includes: True Crime; Antiquities; Paranormal; Gumshoe; Literary Thrillers; Classic Mystery; Cozies; … Continue reading

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ARE WRITING CLASSES GOOD FOR PUBLISHED WRITERS? ~ M.H. Callway

Just back from an intensive 5-day class, The Fiction Writers How To, taught at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario by master teacher and Best Friend of the Mesdames, Rosemary Aubert. In attendance: Mesdames M. H. Callway, Rosemary McCracken and Joan … Continue reading

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