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Suddenly Sexy—the Novella Today ~ Rosemary Aubert

What do Animal Farm, The Old Man and the Sea, A Christmas Carol, The Little Prince, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Great Gatsby have in common? All of these famous books are novellas. But despite their success, the fact is … Continue reading

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Fire When Ready: A look at weapons in fiction ~ John Thompson

Hollywood has a lot to answer for, and widespread notions about guns are not the least of them. It is hard to be consistently accurate with a gun without a lot of practice – hundreds of rounds are necessary for … Continue reading

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Announcing “Thirteen”, an anthology of Crime Stories, to be released Sept. 1!

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the Mesdames of Mayhem is proud to present our Anthology Cover for THIRTEEN: This outstanding collection includes stories from 13 of our seasoned authors: Catherine Astolfo Rosemary Aubert Jane Petersen Burfield M.H. Callway Melodie Campbell … Continue reading

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The Future of Publishing – Part I: Why I love my Kindle… ~ Donna Carrick

We Carricks are a family of bibliophiles. Martha Stewart would have a “clutter-buster” field day in our home. From one room to the next, our deco-theme is consistent: a rich display of Canadian yarns — both the literary and 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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Writing Courses: Are they Useful?

Close to 800 wannabe writers, all of whom had paid several hundred dollars to take the prestigious summer writing course and rub shoulders with some of the big names in Canadian letters, crowded into the auditorium at Humber College. The … Continue reading

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WRITERS’ FESTIVAL IN BAYFIELD

In two weeks time, Mesdames Cathy Astolfo, Melodie Campbell and M. H. Callway will be meeting aspiring writers and mystery fans in Bayfield, Ontario. They’ll be joining with friends Alison Bruce, Rene Natan, J. A. Menzies and Tanis Rideout to … Continue reading

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It’s all a matter of point of view ~ Rosemary McCracken

Before keyboarding in the opening sentence, a writer needs to decide what point of view that novel or story will take. I didn’t do this when I started to write Safe Harbor, the first book in my Pat Tierney series. … Continue reading

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