Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Moving Experience

James Hayman:  Last week my wife Jeanne and I sold our house on Peaks Island and simultaneously bought another house in the Back Cove area of Portland. The closing on the Peaks house was at 11 AM on Tuesday.  The … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Jenny Milchman

Note:  Jenny Milchman’s debut thriller, Cover of Snow, was published in 2013, chosen as an Indie Next and Target Emerging Authors Pick, and nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark award. Jenny’s next novel, Ruin Falls, will be out in April. … Continue reading

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Struggling with the A Drive, an Ice Storm, and Writer’s Funk in General

Dorothy Cannell: For the past couple of weeks I’ve been wracking my brains about what to write this month.  Ideas flitted in and out only to be discarded as mundane, already likely to have been written about by someone with a … Continue reading

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Plausibility Versus Authenticity

Vicki Doudera here. As you read this, I am traveling home to Camden from sunny Key West and the Key West Literary Seminar. I’ve been lucky enough to be an attendee at the conference, along with fellow Maine Crime Writer … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: January 18-19, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Vicki Doudera (Monday) Dorothy Cannell (Tuesday), Special Guest Jenny Milchman (Wednesday) Jim Hayman (Thursday), and Susan Vaughan (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us … Continue reading

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The Comfort Factor

Kaitlyn Dunnett here. This was going to be a post about Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958), one of the earliest and most successful American women mystery writers. When I realized she qualified as a Maine writer, I hunted up a copy … Continue reading

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Devil in the Details

Hey all, Gerry Boyle here, just back from having a cup of tea in a local cafe, where I read emails from my literary agent and an editor (the business end of the book business), and wrote out plot notes … Continue reading

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