Monthly Archives: February 2012

Winter’s Lease Hath All Too Short a Date by Julia Spencer-Fleming

I realized this season had become The Little Winter That Didn’t last night. We had all gotten home exhausted from serving a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at church. I changed into pj’s, threw a load into the wash, and then, … Continue reading

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How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?

Paul Doiron here— This post gets its title from the immortal words of singer-songwriter Dan Hicks. That question has been on my mind lately as I’ve come to realize that too many novelists (myself included) seem to be spending a lot … Continue reading

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Oh, The Things People Say

Kate Flora here, beginning a conversation about some of the amazing things that people say to writers, leading off, of course, since many of us served our time in the unpublished writer’s corner, and/or have been banished back there from … Continue reading

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How Do You Rate As A Working Mother?

Hi! It’s Lea Wait, and I’m deep in a manuscript, under deadline. So I looked through an old file, desperate for an idea for today’s blog. And I found a quiz I wrote years ago. In those days I was the single parent of … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up

Hello again from Sarah Graves, writing from far downeast Maine where Eastport’s a beach, at least to judge by the amount of sand everywhere. Last week’s snowstorm confined itself mostly to Washington County, and gave us our first real reason … Continue reading

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A View From the Library-By John R. Clark

Last month I noted how many juvenile and Ya books have a magic or supernatural slant and further observed that mystery writers might give consideration to expanding their genre a bit or moving into the juv/teen market. My resident paranoia … Continue reading

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A Crime Writer Looks at Love

Vicki here on Valentine’s Day, letting myself count some of the ways that love and crime connect. Let’s start with crimes of passion. I have to confess a certain fascination with murders committed in jealous fits of rage or heartbreak. Maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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