Monthly Archives: September 2011

Getting to Know Lea Wait

Jim Hayman: Mystery readers know Lea Wait as (perhaps?) the alter ego of Maggie Summer, the protagonist of Lea’s 5-book Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series, the most recent of which is Shadows of a Down East Summer. Maggie has an … Continue reading

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When a Writer Looks to Craigslist for Inspiration

After a long, hard week of being deadly serious, I’m in the mood for a little light-hearted writing. And it’s a fact that inspiration, and a glimpse into the lives of others, can be found in strange places. So it’s … Continue reading

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The Wrong Man? Maybe.

By James Hayman I don’t know whether Troy Davis killed police officer Mark McPhail or not. Unfortunately, neither do any of the people who participated in his execution in Georgia two nights ago. Or any of the people in the … Continue reading

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“Warning! Adult Book!” In the Eyes of the Beholder Lea Wait

Since I write in two genres, at book events focusing solely on books for adults OR solely books for children, I often find myself the only author wearing two hats. That’s what happened last weekend. While it felt as though most of the mystery writers … Continue reading

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On Reference Books (and Zombies)

Sunday’s column about writers’ books got me thinking about what else is on my bookshelves. Like most writers, I have a small collection of old faithful volumes that I turn to for bits of detail, facts my characters know but … Continue reading

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