Monthly Archives: August 2012

Julia Spencer-Fleming chats with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Julia Spencer-Fleming:  My friend Hank Phillippi Ryan is just fifty miles shy of being a Maine crime writer. Hank is the on-the-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH TV7. Hank’s real life is like something out of a good novel – … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories

Paul Doiron here— Recently I was asked to write a guest column for Suzanne Beecher’s I know that her newsletter goes out far and wide, but in the event you missed it, here is what I wrote: My wife … Continue reading

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Come and See the Gorgeous!

Hi. Barb here. For at least two weeks now, people have been saying to me, “I can’t believe the summer’s over.” When they do this, I stick my fingers in my ears and yell, “La-la-la-la. I can’t HEAR you!” as … Continue reading

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Dreaming Up Interesting Occupations and the Unexpected Joys of SIC Codes

James Hayman:  Like most novelists I try to people my imaginary worlds with characters who make their livings in ways that are both interesting to read (and write) about and relevant to the story. The storyline in The Cutting involves … Continue reading

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Maddy Hunter: Author of PASSPORT TO PERIL Mysteries

LEA WAIT: I first met Maddy Hunter at a mystery conference. We shared a publisher, she had a wicked sense of humor, and we discovered a shared passion for sneaking out of the conference occasionally in search of clothing boutiques … Continue reading

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Me and My Encyclopedias

Lea Wait, here. As many of you know, I grew up in a family of antique dealers. As a child my summer Saturday mornings were spent in Round Pond, Maine, attending outdoor country auctions run by Robert Foster, father of the … Continue reading

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Dog Days

In the last days of August in Maine we try to wring every last drop of summer from the few warm days remaining before autumn. We all have projects we swore we’d finish; mine include refinishing a floor, developing a … Continue reading

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