Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Truth About Editors

Paul Doiron here— There’s an advertisement I see in magazines for Breitling watches that always cracks me up. It shows a picture of John Travolta wearing a bomber jacket and staring manfully out at the reader. The tagline reads: PROFESSION: … Continue reading

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Why I hate Halloween–and other stories

Barb here. I’m afraid it’s true. I’m one of those people who hates Halloween. It wasn’t always so. Though my mother didn’t sew, she was always able to execute whatever crazy costume idea I came up with. In fourth grade, … Continue reading

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Interview with Earl Smith, author of The Dam Committee

Maine Crime Writers recently sat down with Earl Smith, whose first comic-mystery novel, The Dam Committee, has just been published by North Country Press. Smith, who lives in Belgrade and is a retired Colby College dean, has written a tale … Continue reading

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“Hey, it’s fiction. Who cares if it’s accurate?”

By James Hayman The summer before last I attended an International Thriller Writers get-together at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan.  One of the better-attended sessions over the three days of the conference was an interview and discussion with Harlan … Continue reading

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Celebrating October 28: A Love Story Lea Wait

Today my husband, Bob Thomas, and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary. We’ve been married 8 years. Practically newlyweds, considering our (sh!) ages.  But, of course, there’s a story behind every marriage. Our story began April 1, 1968. (Yes, we … Continue reading

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Mr. Kipling Gets It Right, Again

Hi, it’s Sarah, here, and today I think I’ll let someone else speak for me. So here goes:                          The Power of a Dog by Rudyard Kipling There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our … Continue reading

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Darby Farr Makes Sushi

by Vicki Doudera Something that always surprises “people from away” is the great number and variety of adult education courses offered throughout the state at Maine’s high schools.  We’re talking more than eighty adult ed programs offering a total of … Continue reading

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