Author Archives: Kate Flora

About Kate Flora

Kate Flora is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including her Joe Burgess police procedural series, her Thea Kozak series, two true crimes, a stand-alone suspense and a memoir, as well as many short stories. Her books have been Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Derringer finalists. She’s twice won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction and won the 2015 Public Safety Writers Association award for nonfiction. She divides her time between Maine and Massachusetts. Flora is a former international president of Sisters in Crime.

Greetings from the Crime Wave

This weekend, Kathy, Kate, Lea, Al, and Barb, along with alums Paul Doiron and Gerry Boyle are at the Glickman Library at USM for a day of panels, classes, and schmoozing. We kicked off last night with Kate, Paul, and … Continue reading

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A Rose by Any Other Name

Al Lamanda here. When I was a kid in school in New York, in The Bronx, especially grades six through eight, every kid in my class had a really cool nickname except one. Me. My friends were called Ack-Ack, Muskie, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Police Academy? Seriously?

Kate Flora here. The weekend after Labor Day, I joined more than two hundred other writers in Greensboro, North Carolina, for an annual conference organized by the tireless and charming Lee Lofland, designed to teach crime writers how to write … Continue reading

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When a Writer’s Not Engaged in Her Employment . . .

Kate Flora here, feeling very guilty about today’s blog topic. The truth is that since I finished a book a couple weeks ago, I’ve been having a very hard time staying focused on work. I have plenty of work and … Continue reading

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Thirteen Reasons why Maine is the BEST Place to Live

Recently Maine Crime Writers alum Paul Doiron, building on the theme of this year’s crime writing conference, the Maine Crime Wave, wrote a blog post that got a lot of traction on BuzzFeed about why Maine is the scariest place … Continue reading

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