Monthly Archives: May 2016

I Didn’t Know I Was Allowed . . .

Kate Flora: Last week my husband and I were sitting with some good old friends in Oxford, England, talking about the length of our friendship, and what we were doing now, the usual catching up people do. I had brought them … Continue reading

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Going to the Source of Inspiration

In Cover Story, the second book in the Joe Gale series, my newspaper reporter protagonist finds himself on deadline without a computer. Does Joe panic? Nope. He goes to the local library. He’s covering a high-profile murder trial in Machias during the brutal winter of 2015. His laptop … Continue reading

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Back to the Old Home Town: Why is this plot device used so often?

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today blogging about a topic that came up in the Q&A session after a panel I was part of not too long ago. The gist of the question was: why do so many cozy series … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: May 21-22, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday), Brenda Buchanan (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), Vaughan Hardacker (Thursday), and Jen Blood (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us … Continue reading

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Word of Inspiration – for Writers and Others

Lea Wait, here. Twenty-five years ago I wasn’t a published writer living in Maine. I was a corporate manager living in New Jersey, vacationing in Maine, caring for four teenaged daughters, one granddaughter, my mother, and, at work, the up to 125 people … Continue reading

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