Author Archives: Vaughn Hardacker

About Vaughn Hardacker

Vaughn Hardacker is the author of three published crime/thriller novels,(SNIPER, THE FISHERMAN, and THE BLACK ORCHID) published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. and his next novel (WENDIGO) is scheduled for release in July 2017. His fifth (MY BROTHER'S KEEPER--the second installment in the Ed Traynor series) is under contract for future publication. He is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He lives in Stockholm, Maine.


Last year the Marine Corps League Detachment in which I am the second in command (officially the Senior Vice-Commandant) in conjunction with Cary Medical Center in Caribou began a quest. We wanted to establish two things: (1) an advisory committee … Continue reading

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Time To Move On

On December 2, I embarked on a trip that would affect me more than I ever realized. My sister-in-law asked me to go to Orlando, Florida and bring back her late son’s car. I agreed and decided to drive down … 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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Character Building

Vaughn Hardacker here: One of the things that will turn me off on a book is Tom Swift style characters, you know the hero who excels at everything they have ever done. You know The Great Leslie Gallant character of the … Continue reading

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Where Did The Summer Go?

As I sit here on the evening of the first day of autumn, watching this year’s potato crop being harvested, I can’t help but ask, “Where did the summer go?” Up here in The County we joke that “I overslept … Continue reading

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