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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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Windigo Fire, by M.H. Callway ~ Launching October, 2014!

“This is the most ambitious publishing program in our 19-year history,” says publisher Maureen Whyte. (Seraphim Editions) We’re thrilled to bring you this fabulous news from Mesdames’ founder M.H. Callway: her debut novel WINDIGO FIRE is scheduled for release in … Continue reading

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Raising a Glass to the Best Bloody Conference Ever! ~ by Donna Carrick

What do you call 250 Canadian Crime Writers at the Toronto Hyatt Regency in June? A Bloody Blast, that’s what! Chaired by our own Mme Cheryl Freedman (aka She Who Must Be Obeyed), featuring Canadian Guest of Honour Vicki Delany, … 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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Standalones vs. Series ~ Vicki Delany

There are, basically, two types of mystery novels: standalones, in which characters appear once, never to be seen again, and series, in which characters feature in book after book. As a reader as well as a writer, I am torn … Continue reading

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ROUSING PRINT LAUNCH FOR THIRTEEN ~ M.H. Callway, Nov. 26, 2013

On October 27th, the fabulous Mesdames of Mayhem celebrated the print launch of their first anthology, Thirteen, at their favorite bookstore, Sleuth of Baker Street. The serendipitous and ghostly collision of date and title made the Halloween theme a no-brainer! … Continue reading

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Exotic Locales–Part I: the Great Firewall of China ~ Donna Carrick

As someone who was born and raised in a northern climate, I admit to feeling the not-so-occasional pull toward far-off beaches, where the sun shines daily and music is part of the air one breathes. We tourists tend to forget … 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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