Monthly Archives: February 2015

Poem From My Past

Lea Wait, here, thinking about writing I did (literally) years ago. I’d always wanted to be a writer. But when, in my early and mid twenties, I was living in a tiny walk-up in Greenwich Village (where else would a writer live?) … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Poetry Beat Ice Cycles in Your Face

By Al Lamanda Along with everyone else in the Great Northeast, I’ve had it with this winter. Not so much the cold, but the relentless snowstorms. One after another so that by mid-January, my picnic table had vanished under six … Continue reading

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Drum roll please!

Jayne here – I’ve been dying to let you all know about this, but couldn’t announce it until today. Here it is – the award I received this morning! One of the earliest advocates protecting cyberstalking and cyberbullying victims, Jayne … Continue reading

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Women Could and Women Did

Kathy Lynn Emerson here, stealing this title from a program fellow historical mystery writers Sharan Newman and Miriam Grace Monfredo used to present to debunk the idea that women in the past all fit into a neat stereotype. Fictional female … Continue reading

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Does Romance Belong in a Mystery: Please Discuss

(Note: Kate’s husband often tells her that her books would be more successful is she left out all that relationship stuff. So today, we take that topic to our writers and here are their responses) From Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett: … Continue reading

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Midwinter Funk

This essay is from a book by my late mother, A. Carman Clark, called From The Orange Mailbox, notes from a few country acres. Midwinter funk begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Some doctors, social workers and psychologists have already taken … Continue reading

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Where to Begin?

Dorothy Cannell here: In response to a request from publisher I spent the better part of last week slogging out an outline for the third book in my mystery series featuring Florence Norris, housekeeper at an ancestral home in the English village … Continue reading

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