Monthly Archives: August 2017


Susan Vaughan here. A few years ago, my husband and I sold our small sailboat and bought a camp. For the uninitiated, in Maine parlance, a camp is a summer or weekend cottage either in the woods or on a … Continue reading

Posted in Susan's posts | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Want to make the world a better place? Give a kid a book

I’ve seen a few items in the news lately about The Molina Foundation giving away more than 5,000 books this summer to Community Action Programs across Maine. The books are to be handed out to kids served by the programs. … Continue reading

Posted in Maureen's Posts | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

The Best Destination

John Clark with a shorter than usual (for me) post. I don’t have a lot of hobbies. Golf, skiing, water craft and snowmobiling don’t interest me. Gardening does, but doesn’t cost much, sweepstaking tends to pay for itself, so I … Continue reading

Posted in John Clark | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Small Town Cops and Me

by Barb, enjoying an amazing run of good weather in Boothbay Harbor, Maine (and thinking of those less fortunate in Texas) There is one central challenge facing the author of mysteries featuring an amateur sleuth. Why does the sleuth get … Continue reading

Posted in Barb's Posts | 15 Comments

Weekend Update: August 26-27, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Barb Ross (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Maureen Milliken (Wednesday), and Susan Vaughan (Thursday), and on Friday we’ll have a special group post on Good Maine Cooking. In the news department, … Continue reading

Posted in Sunday Updates | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Pizza To Die For: The Tale of a Tale

Lea Wait here, with the tale of a tale. It started when an agent suggested I write a contemporary mystery for children. My previous books for ages 8-12 were historical novels, not mysteries, (although many of my characters had secrets … Continue reading

Posted in Lea's Posts | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Jen’s First Children’s Book, and a Tribute to an Artist to Remember

After several months of unexpected roadblocks and delays, I’m very pleased to announce that my children’s book, Maya Picks a Puppy, is now available! It tells the story of a girl (named Maya, wouldn’t you know?) choosing her first puppy from the … Continue reading

Posted in Jen's Posts | Tagged , , | 7 Comments