Monthly Archives: October 2013

For Halloween – Our Scariest Books Ever

Lea Wait: I’m not a big fan of scary stories for the sake of scary .. although I love many contemporary suspense books, I don’t stay up all night to avoid nightmares. (Although I may stay up close to all … Continue reading

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Jury Duty

Kate Flora here, with 500 bulbs to plant, a writing class to teach, a book proposal to finish that needs at least another five to ten hours, a panel about writers and marketing at the Concord Author Festival to prepare … Continue reading

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Maine Balsam Libraries, the Next Big Thing?

          It all started with OPAC envy, OPAC being Online Public Access Catalog. I was hosting a Tri-County Librarians meeting several years ago (Penobscot, Piscataquis and Somerset), when someone asked how I liked running an open … Continue reading

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Susan Vaughan here. All through September I resist the advancing seasons, still hoping for more summer. But by October, I find I enjoy many things about fall. So many other people will write about Halloween, I’m giving it a pass. … Continue reading

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Sunday Update: October 27, 2013

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Susan Vaughan (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), and Gerry Boyle (Friday). In honor of Halloween, on Thursday we’ll have a special group post to answer the question “What is the … Continue reading

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A Time for Scarecrows

Happy Couple Damariscotta Resident Lea Wait, here, reporting on a growing trend … According to some sources, farmers on every continent have been trying to scare birds away from their crops for over 3,000 years. Some cultures hung dead crows … Continue reading

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So Thrilled! My latest news…

The world of writing can be fraught with disappointment.  The agent who doesn’t want to take on new clients.  The editor who isn’t totally pleased with your series. The less-than-favorable review in just about anything from the local rag to … Continue reading

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