Monthly Archives: August 2016

Want proof a community cares about a library? Take a trip to Augusta, Maine

We’ve written often in this space about libraries and how much we appreciate them — as writers they hold a special place for us. Recently, I was reminded just how much libraries are part of a community as a whole … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 20-21, 2016

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

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Of Cats, Hats, and Headshots

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today writing about publicity photos. Like actors, writers pretty much have to have them. If you’re a big, bestselling author, your publisher will send a professional photographer to your house for a photo shoot. The … Continue reading

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In Your Opinion . . .

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 … Continue reading

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The Busy Season

Ah, summer in Maine. That magical time of year when the turnpike’s clogged from Friday to Sunday, your favorite haunts are choked with tourists, and your friends who live in warmer climes suddenly realize how much they miss you. I’m not … Continue reading

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How to Raise the Perfect Child, Or At Least Lie About It: Preparing for Parenthood

Brendan Rielly: As we prepare to deliver our two oldest back to college and as our youngest enters her junior year in high school, I think often about how Erica and I prepared to become parents in the first place.  This … Continue reading

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Vanity Plates, Cheesy Women in a Des Moines Elevator and Other Tales From the Road

John Clark sharing our recent foray into the heartland of America. What seemed simple a month before turned into quite a frazzling experience when Beth and I sat down to plan our trip last month. The centerpiece was our nephew’s … Continue reading

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