Kate Flora here, filling in for Dorothy Cannell. For those of you who are regulars, you know that this blog is an eclectic mix of writing, author news, exploring our various parts of Maine, food, fun, and whatever else we encounter while we’re at our desks and when we’re allowed to leave them.
Something you must know, if you follow is, is that we’re very interested in you–our readers–and the conversations you start, the comments you make, the questions you ask, and the stories you add to our own.
So today, on behalf of all the writers who blog here, I’m asking the curious question: What do you like to see on this blog? Are we creating the right mix? Are there things about writing or the writer’s life that you wonder about? Are there topics you think we’re neglecting?
If you were the blog runner for a day, what subjects would you throw out to the group to see how everyone would answer?
If you were our guest blogger, what would you like to write about? Did you know that we love guests on our blog? We like to introduce readers to new writers, new books by favorite writers, and to all things “Maine” that we discover along the way, and we would like to share yours.
Do you have a favorite restaurant? A favorite Maine place that you are willing to share?
It is fascinating, for many of us, to hear the questions you ask when we’re doing a book talk. What do you wonder about as you’re reading a mystery? Are there questions about the process you’d like to ask but haven’t? Do you wonder about how we handle series characters and have opinions about those characters yourself?
Did you know that we sometimes give away bags of books and Maine goodies? We’re doing that during the month of August, and you can’t be one of our lucky winners unless you leave a comment. This is your chance. So share your opinions.
And if you happen to be near Carmel tonight, come to the Golden Harvest Grange at 6, going me and Lea Wait, and Dorothy Cannel, and answer these questions in person. It’s going to be an evening of Death and Desserts, so most likely there will also be chocolate.