Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Mostly True, Sorta Tale of Guyishness, Minus the Bullet Holes and Duct Tape

John Clark is unavailable today as he’s in Rapid City, SD at the Elmo Ermwood Institute for an annual spiritual oil change and alignment. He will return for his next regularly scheduled post. His favorite cousin, Pradesh ‘Bubba’ Letourneau is … Continue reading

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Letters from the Civil War

Hi. Barb here. When I realized my posting day was Memorial Day, I was a bit flummoxed. There are several people here on the blog who are better equipped to remark on this day than I am. My father served … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: May 28-29, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Barb Ross (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Dick Cass (Wednesday), Maureen Milliken (Thursday), and Lea Wait (Friday). Keep your comments coming this weekend. Another bag of Maine books and goodies … Continue reading

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Freelance Editing for Fun and/or Profit

Jen Blood here on a gorgeous May day, taking a break from the daily grind to write this. As a freelance editor, I get asked fairly frequently how I got started, and how I recommend others get their footing if … Continue reading

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The Part of Writing I have The Most Trouble With

My most recent novel, THE BLACK ORCHID, was released in mid-March and received a favorable review from Publisher’s Weekly: : “…Hardacker keeps the action flowing all the way to the violent climax.” I was also pleased to learn that My … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Know I Was Allowed . . .

Kate Flora: Last week my husband and I were sitting with some good old friends in Oxford, England, talking about the length of our friendship, and what we were doing now, the usual catching up people do. I had brought them … Continue reading

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Going to the Source of Inspiration

In Cover Story, the second book in the Joe Gale series, my newspaper reporter protagonist finds himself on deadline without a computer. Does Joe panic? Nope. He goes to the local library. He’s covering a high-profile murder trial in Machias during the brutal winter of 2015. His laptop … Continue reading

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