Tag Archives: independent publishing

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MESDAMES!

  This year, 2016, was another terrific year for the Mesdames with several new books and short stories published! We love our readers – we wouldn’t be here without you. There’s no greater reward than hearing: “I loved your characters – I couldn’t … Continue reading

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LIMESTONE EXPO: A Fab Cross Genre Conference

 Mme M. H. Callway attended Limestone Expo held in Kingston ON, July 23 to 24th.  This is the conference’s second year. Here we reproduce her blog on the conference: NEWS: Limestone Expo – Fab Cross Genre Con Limestone Genre Expo, a … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move – Update for July

Mme D. J. McIntosh is just back from this year’s Thriller Fest held in New York City. Dorothy’s critically acclaimed thriller, The Angel of Eden, her third in the John Madison series, was one of five finalists for the ITW … 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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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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Sex in Fiction ~ Caro Soles, December 3, 2013

There is a word in the English language that is capable of turning perfectly articulate people into stammering, red-faced teenaged versions of their adult selves. I found this out early when I began teaching the Writing a Novel course I … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Editor: When You Can’t Afford an Editor ~ Cheryl Freedman, Nov.8/13

Hiring an editor can be very expensive , especially if you hire the editor too early in the writing process, i.e., when your manuscript is in very rough first draft form. I’m talking here about such basic writing mistakes as … Continue reading

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Rowena Through the Wall, by Melodie Campbell – Breaking News!

Last night, ROWENA THROUGH THE WALL, the first book in Melodie Campbell’s Land’s End series, broke the Top 100 Bestseller list (Amazon.com- all books )sometime after midnight. Melodie Campbell has over 200 publications, and six awards for fiction. She was … 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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The Future of Publishing, Part II: Anthologies ~ Donna Carrick

Advice for writers: Why participate in an anthology? I love novels. There. I said it. I love writing novels, and I love reading them. For me, there is no delight quite as satisfying as immersing myself fully in the brilliant … Continue reading

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