Monthly Archives: March 2015

Crime Wave Therapy or Self-help for the Mystery Minded

Our guest blogger today is writer Karla Whitney, sharing some of her writer’s journey and the value of conferences and community to a writer. Back in April 2011, I attended Maine Crime Wave at University of Southern Maine. This was … Continue reading

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As the Crowd Turns

When I was a young girl, I often came home from school to find my mother standing in the living room at her ironing board, a cigarette in hand, and the television playing her favorite (and if I recall correctly, … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: March 28-29, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Vicki Doudera (Monday), special guest Karla Whitney (Tuesday), John Clark (Wednesday), Sarah Graves (Thursday), and on Friday the mini-blog tour of this year’s Agatha Award short story finalists (Kathy … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Body in the Birches from Katherine Hall Page

Today’s special guest blogger is MCW’s friend and frequent contributor, Katherine Hall Page, giving us a glimpse into her forthcoming mystery. The epigraph for The Body in the Birches (May, 2015) is from the master of them all, Oscar Wilde. … Continue reading

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Would You Believe?

Dorothy Cannell here.  A few weeks ago my husband Julian mentioned that he was joining the Masons. Mentioned – not announced, let alone confessed. To say I was shocked to the core puts it mildly. If he’d said he’d decided to become … Continue reading

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Four Lies Book Publicists Will Tell You

Hi. Barb here. At home in Somerville, MA, but venturing to Maine early next month. My experience is that, if you write fiction, whether you are a new author, or a mid-career author adapting to the brave new world of … Continue reading

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Sometimes S#&T Just Happens or When I Knew I Would Become A Writer

Al Lamanda here. Sometimes in life, s#&t just happens all by itself and seemingly for no good reason. Trust me; there is a reason, and a cause and an outcome. Most of the time, we’re too busy leading our lives to recognize … Continue reading

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