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Spring’s Sweet Rituals

By Brenda Buchanan Winter’s cold, dead fingers were pried away from Southern Maine this week. No one mourned. This year’s transition to spring demanded the same kind of emotional fortitude one needs to get over a bad head cold that … Continue reading

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Walking the Winter Beach

by Brenda Buchanan Sunday afternoons lend themselves to rituals. Leisurely drives to who knows where.  Gathering around the table for dinner with family and friends.  Kicking back with the Sunday papers, funnies and all, at least at my house, where we’ve … Continue reading

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Bright Lights! Red Carpet!

By Brenda Buchanan Nine wonderful actors brought the work of five Maine crime writers to life Monday night in front of a nearly-full house at Portland Stage Company. It was an absolute blast, the tonic we all needed on a cold … Continue reading

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A Car is as Telling as a Name

By Brenda Buchanan One of my beta readers jotted an interesting question in the margin of an early draft of my first Joe Gale book. Does the reader really need to know what kind of car Joe drives?  I didn’t even have to … Continue reading

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Dreaming About What’s Next

By Brenda Buchanan I can make stuff up all day long sitting in front of this keyboard, but at night, my dreams are as literal as literal gets. One recent night—hours after finishing a major (but by no means final) revision to the … Continue reading

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