Monthly Archives: November 2014

Online Holiday Shopping Tips

Jayne Hitchcock here – I was asked to speak at a local library recently about safe online shopping over the holidays and thought I’d share with you what I shared with them. The first question I always get asked is … Continue reading

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As We Gather Together . . .

As we all celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, as perhaps you are doing with yours, we thought we’d share some of our Thanksgiving memories, recipes, and thoughts (positive and negative) about togetherness. Kaitlyn Dunnett: Here’s a picture for the Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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How My Editor Changed My Book … and My Household

Lea Wait, cat owner, here. When I was a young child my mother had a pair of Siamese cats. But I was a sickly kid, and after one life-threatening asthma attack the doctor proclaimed I was allergic to cats. My mother’s cats sadly … Continue reading

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When Inspiration Fails

Dorothy Cannell: Occasionally, as in now having just finished a book, I feel squeezed dry of syllables, let alone even short words. I wilt under the weight of admitting that writing is a job, that my nasty employer (self) heaps on … Continue reading

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Less Is Sometimes A Whole Lot More by Al Lamanda

Thanksgiving is upon us, and to be honest, I’m pretty sick and tired of hearing about it. Not because I’m not grateful for the many blessings bestowed upon me, my family and our great country, but because I’m not looking … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: November 22-23, 2014

Ne xt week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Al Lamanda (Monday), Dorothy Cannell (Tuesday), Lea Wait (Wednesday), and Barb Ross (Friday) and next weekend we’ll have a special post from our cyber expert, Jayne Hitchcock on … Continue reading

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Back from Bouchercon

Vicki Doudera here, and I’m back from Long Beach, California and my first Bouchercon. For those of you who are wondering what the heck I’m talking about, Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention, held annually in the fall for writers … Continue reading

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