Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Purpose and Future of Fiction

James Hayman:  There have been many dire predictions over the past few years that what we do and enjoy as writers and readers is doomed both as entertainment and art.  The arguments are simple. Today, as never before, the competition … Continue reading

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Kate Emerson, Video (and Audio) Star

Kaitlyn Dunnett, as many of you know, is a pseudonym. And some of you also know that I write non-mystery historical novels under a second pseudonym, Kate Emerson. Sometimes this triple identity thing gets a little confusing. Most of the … Continue reading

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No Two Books Alike

Hey all. Gerry Boyle here. A quick post this week because I’m headed for the finish line on THE DEAD SAMARITAN, a crime novel set in Ireland. This is the collaboration I’ve mentioned before. I’m here in America (most of … Continue reading

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(Note: I’ll be teaching a workshop, Mystery 101, on Saturday, April 6th at the Curtis Library in Brunswick. More information: Kate Flora here. Seems like I’ve been posting a lot lately about the writer’s process–how we see the world, and … Continue reading

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Two or Three Six-Packs: Musings on the Airline and other things Maine

I planned on reviewing the other four YA Edgar nominees this time around and predicting the winner. However, I haven’t finished reading all of them and the competition this time around is going to be tighter than last year, so … Continue reading

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The Second Time Around

Hi. Barb here. Reporting in from a glorious month in Key West. It’s the second year I’ve blogged from Key West. (Funny how blogging regularly can make you aware of your life’s rhythms.) Bill and I are here with my … Continue reading

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Piracy and the Coast of Maine

Please welcome today’s guest blogger, James L. Nelson, an expert on all things nautical. Jim was born in Lewiston, Maine, sailed for a year on a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s The Golden Hinde, and is the author of seventeen … Continue reading

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