Monthly Archives: July 2015


Lea Wait, here, admitting there are a few downsides to being an author. One is that I spend most of my time (sometimes 8-12 hours a day) sitting and staring at a keyboard and screen. And getting up to stretch can lead to cups … Continue reading

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Falling Into The Precipice

 By Brenda Buchanan Paul Doiron was in my doghouse last week. His newest Mike Bowditch novel, The Precipice, had me awake until well after midnight two nights in a row, and I’m a girl who needs her sleep. The book … Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Local Venues

Vaughn Hardacker here: It’s been a month since the release of my second novel, THE FISHERMAN, and it’s been a struggle to schedule events at libraries throughout Aroostook County. My novel SNIPER was a finalist for a Maine Literary Award … Continue reading

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First or Third?

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, reflecting on one of the choices writers need to make when they start work on a new novel. I am currently working on a proposal for a contemporary cozy series. I’m not ready to share … Continue reading

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Meet Espionage Fiction Superstar Gayle Lynds

I met Gayle Lynds at a mystery conference many years ago, when she was the tall, glamorous, successful writer and I was the newbie, perched on the cusp of publishing my first book. She was generous and friendly, as well … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: July 18-19, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be a special Sunday guest post by thriller writer Gayle Lynds, and posts by Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett (Monday), Vaughn Hardacker (Tuesday), Brenda Buchanan (Wednesday), Lea Wait (Thursday) and Barb Ross (Friday). … Continue reading

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Dorothy Cannell: For those of you who grow basil and are looking for more recipes for its use, here’s an easy and tasty one that I came up with years ago. Crab Bisque: 1 large (family size) can of Campbell’s tomato … Continue reading

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