Monthly Archives: April 2016

No Bystander Effect Here

By Brenda Buchanan The April 10 headline yanked me into the story. ‘No hesitation’ as Maine man rescues mother, 2 kids from sinking car. The heroes were a 60ish couple from Steuben, Leonard and Rosemary Wallace, who were doing a … Continue reading

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Writing What I Know … My Home's History

Lea Wait, here. Stories of the past speak to me. Historical novels have always been among my favorites, and I write books set in nineteenth century Maine for ages eight and up in addition to my two mystery series, many … Continue reading

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Novel Architecture

Chris Holm here. Though Library Week has officially passed, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the role libraries played in making me who I am. Money was tight when I was young, and my love of books hit … Continue reading

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Who Killed Cranium 17?

The Mystery of Cranium 17 I was on a plane recently (something I’ve spent far too much time doing lately) and got into the usual conversation with a seatmate. “What do you do?” he said. “I’m a writer.” “What do … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: April 16-17, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Barb Ross (Monday), Dick Cass (Tuesday), Chris Holm (Wednesday), Lea Wait (Thursday), and Brenda Buchanan (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog … Continue reading

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Authorfest 2016

John Clark sharing an amazing day at Cape Elizabeth High School which started Friday evening April 8th with an evening event I was unable to attend, but here’s what kicked off the weekend. Jane Yolen is the award winning author … Continue reading

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Behind the Library Curtain

John Clark helping celebrate National Library week with some behind the scenes stuff from the Maine Library listserv Melibs-l which has over 1200 members from all over the country. It’s where we discuss vexing issues, tap the collective wisdom to … Continue reading

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