Tag Archives: Tips for Writers

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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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 The deadline for submissions by authors previously unpublished in crime fiction  to 13 Claws is barely a month away on March 15, 2017.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The Mesdames of Mayhem are delighted to announce a crime fiction short story contest for Canadian writers previously unpublished in the genre.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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BIG NEWS: OUR THIRD ANTHOLOGY 13 CLAWS!

The Mesdames of Mayhem are delighted to announce their third anthology, 13 Claws, to be published by Carrick Publishing in September, 2017 in time for Bouchercon Toronto! All the stories in 13 Claws will be about animals: cats, dogs, bears, snakes  – and that’s … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move October

The Mesdames of Mayhem at Word on the Street Sunday, September 25th was a glorious fall day in Toronto and at Harbourfront the city’s book lovers were out to meet their favourite authors and celebrate literacy at Word on the … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: September!

Mesdames at Word on the Street–Sunday, Sept 25th! September brings the most important day in Toronto’s literary year —Word on the Street. This year at Harbourfront,   we Mesdames of Mayhem will have our own booth at the event for the first time. Eight of us will be there … Continue reading

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