Monthly Archives: February 2016

Never Entirely a Solo Act: Introducing Dick Cass

Dick Cass here and most grateful for the welcome and the chance to ramble on to the MCW blog audience. The recent thrill of joining the lively and vibrant community of crime writers in this state has been eclipsed only … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: February 27-28, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be a special Leap Day post on Monday and posts by Lea Wait (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday), Bruce Coffin (Thursday), and Maureen Milliken (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Jessie: Thinking thoughts of spring and keeping an eye out for robins, crocuses and skunks Do you have a dream job? I don’t necesarily mean something glamorous or that even would pay the bills, but rather the sort of thing … Continue reading

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Grail Quest

John Clark sharing a series find in young adult fiction. Years ago, I deliberately avoided reading any of the Harry Potter books until I finished the second book in my own YA fantasy series. Once I got into them, I … Continue reading

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Help! The Well’s Gone Dry

Kate Flora: I don’t know about you, but I look forward to each day’s new posting here at Maine Crime Writers. The subject matter is so diverse—real Maine crimes, the challenge of balancing book deadlines and a loved one’s illness, … Continue reading

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How to Write Animals in the Modern Mystery

Jen Blood here, delving into a post about my favorite people on the planet: animals. When I was first in grad school in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program, I had the stellar novelist/playwright Michael Kimball as a … Continue reading

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Escape to Another Time and Place

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, today with a blog about books. When I read, I am almost always seeking to escape from reality, both the real world of the nightly news and whatever reality I’m inhabiting to work on the book … Continue reading

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