Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer

By James Hayman One of my favorite films from the 60’s is Tony Richardson’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner starring a very young Tom Courtenay.  The film is based on a short story by Alan Sillitoe who also … Continue reading

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Winslow Homer?

Lea Wait, here.  Shadows of a Down East Summer,  the most recent in my contemporary Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, has a surprise character:  Lea Wait’s Shadows of a Down East Summer   Winslow Homer.  Just for fun, see how you do … Continue reading

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Dodging a Bullet?

Hi, it’s Sarah Graves writing from Eastport, Maine just after noon on Sunday. We’ve had a few torrential downpours from Irene’s outer bands, but so far no big wind. I hope our agility in dodging the hurricane bullet continues, but … Continue reading

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Maine Crime Writers: Vicki Doudera

Maine Crime Writers’ own Vicki Doudera is a million-dollar broker with a busy coastal firm handling luxury real estate. She is the author of nonfiction books on real estate relocation, and of the Darby Farr Mystery Series—A House to Die … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Harbor, and Me

Vicki here. As Hurricane Irene whirls its way up the coast to Maine, I find myself hunkering down and pondering how these powerful storms have influenced literature throughout the years, from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, to Longfellow’s The Wreck of the Hesperus, to … Continue reading

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