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Mesdames on the Move–February

On Jan. 21st the Mesdames of Mayhem were out in force to support their colleague, Mme. Joan O’Callaghan at the launch of her late husband’s book, Maverick Publisher. Joan O’Callaghan endured several sleepless nights worrying about everything from whether the … Continue reading

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The Mesdames’ Sparkling Year!

Farewell 2014, but what a terrific year it’s been: New books, dazzling awards and critical acclaim, oh, my! And the New Year promises the Mesdames more new books and success, which I’ll highlight in my upcoming blog. But first, let’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Mesdames, D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh~ by Joan O’Callaghan

Authors, teachers, business-women, and so much more… Our own Joan O’Callaghan presents a series of interviews with each of our Mesdames. D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh left her professional job to carve out a career as an author. It took almost ten … Continue reading

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Meet the Mesdames, Rosemary McCracken ~ by Joan O’Callaghan

Authors, teachers, business-women, and so much more… Our own Joan O’Callaghan presents a series of interviews with each of our Mesdames. Born and raised in Montreal, Rosemary McCracken has worked on newspapers across Canada as a reporter, arts writer and … Continue reading

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Meet the Mesdames, Lisa de Nikolits ~ by Joan O’Callaghan

Authors, teachers, business-women, and so much more… Our own Joan O’Callaghan presents a series of interviews with each of our Mesdames. Lisa has a great passion for mystery, crime and short stories and is thrilled to be invited to join … Continue reading

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Meet the Mesdames, Catherine Dunphy ~ by Joan O’Callaghan

Authors, teachers, business-women, and so much more… Our own Joan O’Callaghan presents a series of interviews with each of our Mesdames. A National Newspaper Award winner for feature writing, Catherine Dunphy was a staff writer at The Toronto Star, Canada’s … Continue reading

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Life is like a book of chocolates ~ Guest blogger Lisa de Nikolits

Life is like a book of chocolates. Yeah, I know, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense! But bear with me and let me explain. I am a bookaholic and a chocoholic and it occurred to me the other … Continue reading

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BOOK COVERS: AN ART EXPLOSION! ~ M.H. Callway

Greetings Readers! Technological revolution causes a paradox in impacted businesses: a rapid crumbling of seemingly impregnable bastions of commerce coupled with the birth of flourishing new enterprises. The proliferation of the e-book has led to a huge demand for book … Continue reading

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Party-Hearty (Cyber-Style) ~ Joan O’Callaghan, September 24, 2013

With more books being published electronically, a host of new words has entered our everyday vocabulary, and with them, some interesting challenges! How does an author generate buzz about a newly published e-book and gain sales, aside from notifying all … Continue reading

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Bad Girl’s Tricks for Writing with Kids ~ Melodie Campbell, September 20

IN THE WRITING TRENCHES: Rules for Moms Okay, these are not the definitive rules for Writer-Moms. I would never claim to be an expert. But I did raise two kids while writing stand-up on the side and penning a syndicated … Continue reading

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