Monthly Archives: August 2011

It’s Just My Imagination . . . musings by Kate Flora

A few years ago, at one of those A-list parties where I was surrounded by some of those “famous” authors whose books are on all our shelves, I was working on an assignment to write a column for a magazine. … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World – of Crime Fiction Writers by Julia Spencer-Fleming

“Writing must be such a lonely profession.” The patron hands me a stack of audiobooks to check out. She drops in every two weeks at the tiny country library near my house to get books for her commute into Portland. … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Electronic Toolbox

Paul Doiron here— One question every novelist seems to get asked is: “Do you use a computer or write longhand?” I would like to answer that I scratch out my game warden mysteries on birchbark using a porcupine quill dipped … Continue reading

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Stocking a Real Maine Bookshelf

Kate: What books might be found on a real Maine bookshelf? When I started pondering on this topic, I found myself drifting back to my childhood and remembering what books were on the shelves of the old Union farmhouse. Robert … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney told me never drop names, but…

Hi. Barb here. This post gets its title from something Vince Gill said on the NPR radio program, “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.”  It’s such a perfect segue that now everyone in my family uses it whenever we are about to…drop … Continue reading

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Casting Aspersions: Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher???? Yikes.

By James Hayman Before I started writing novels, I wrote, produced and cast about a zillion TV commercials for clients like Ford, the US Army, Merrill Lynch and a bunch of other less glamorous clients including Tide detergent.  I always … Continue reading

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Mr. Rockefeller’s Roads — by Lea Wait

It all started, I was told by a Mainer with 5 generations of Bar Harbor carpenters in her genes, with a stubborn, pregnant, woman.  Never mind that her father-in-law was the founder of Standard Oil. Never mind that she could have … Continue reading

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