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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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Mesdames Abroad Part 3: Follow Your Love

This is the third in our series of travel blogs by the Mesdames. This month we feature Mme. Caro Soles, whose most recent novel, A Friend of Mr. Nijinsky, was published this spring. Here  Caro shares her  passion for opera and … Continue reading

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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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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 The deadline for submissions by authors previously unpublished in crime fiction  to 13 Claws is barely a month away on March 15, 2017.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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Learn With the Mesdames No. 1

Over the next few months we will be publishing a series of blogs from Mesdames who write and also teach writing. This month we feature our Queen of Comedy, Mme. Melodie Campbell, author of the Goddaughter mysteries.   Vegetables for … 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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BIG NEWS: 13 CLAWS SHORT STORY CONTEST!

The Mesdames of Mayhem are delighted to announce a crime fiction short story contest for Canadian writers previously unpublished in the genre. The winning story will be included in our third anthology, 13 Claws, to be published in 2017. Many … Continue reading

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