Monthly Archives: November 2016

Would You Trust Food Cooked by a Crime Writer?

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. Today, all the writers have the day off. We’re in fine kitchens everywhere, or carefully decanting the wine, or fighting about how a turkey should properly be carved, or we’re sharpening our knives or crimping crusts or just … Continue reading

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No Holiday for the Wicked

Dorothy Cannell: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. I am, as so often happens at this time of year, in book jail – a term coined by Kate Flora. It is where writers go when they have ignored looming deadlines until … Continue reading

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Setting and How It Affects Characters

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: This July my fourth thriller will be released by Skyhorse Publishing. The novel, WENDIGO, takes place entirely in the north Maine woods during the midwinter months of January and February. As I was writing the novel I … Continue reading

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Remember This Day

“Remember this day.” That was Paul Doiron’s advice to me the day I received the very first paperback copies of my debut novel. It was Saturday morning and the sun was shining and the temperature was nearing eighty as I loaded my … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: November 19-20, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Bruce Coffin (Monday) Vaughn Hardacker (Tuesday), Dorothy Cannell (Wednesday), and Barb Ross (Friday), with a special Thanksgiving Day post on Thursday. In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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