Author Archives: Darcy Scott

Just When Did I Stop Paying Attention?

Darcy Scott once again, ruminating on the weird things that have been happening in my neck of the woods since Covid 19 came to call.   Crazy times, right? I’m tempted to pause and waft philosophical about such things as hunches … Continue reading

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Narrowboating in the UK: A Different Kind of Cruise

I feel a bit guilty for not dedicating my Memorial Day post to the many brave souls past and present, military and medical, who’ve done and continue to do so much for us all, but I’ve become so worn down … Continue reading

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The Comforts of Routine

Darcy Scott once again, coming to you on Arbor Day with a post that has nothing even remotely to do with trees. April is normally the time we begin readying our sailboat (read summer home) for her annual mid-May launch—a … Continue reading

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That Writing Studio Vibe

Darcy Scott: It was during a very hot summer a good number of years back that I started drafting my first novel. I remember sweating profusely as I hunkered over our sailboat’s galley counter fighting to keep the tomatoes from … Continue reading

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Winter Reading, or How I Got Through Knee Replacement Without Losing My Mind…

Darcy Scott again, here to report that in mid-December, after having put off the inevitable for a number of years, I had knee replacement surgery. Good timing, I figured, as it would get me out of all that last minute … Continue reading

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So, When Did You Start Writing?

Darcy Scott here. I get this question at least once at every signing/show I attend, along with its inevitable follow-up: “And how long did it take you to get published?” In my case, the answer to the first question is … Continue reading

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What…Still No Dog?

Darcy Scott, again, determinedly ignoring the upcoming holiday to answer this most pressing of questions—one we’ve been getting a lot now that almost twenty years have passed since our dog, Harley, died.  Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I … Continue reading

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How Laying a Dry Stone Wall is Like Writing a Novel

Darcy Scott here, feeling nostalgic on this crisp November morning and remembering another such day maybe ten years back when, after reluctantly bailing on the oh-so-romantic but completely impractical idea of spending Maine winters shivering aboard our sailboat in Kittery, … Continue reading

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Of Berries, Babies, and Book Events—A Season of Bounty Revisited

Darcy Scott again with my monthly Maine Crime Writers post. It’s late October as I pen this and we’re in the process of preparing Skater, our sailboat and warm weather home, for its annual haul out in Kittery. Stripping sails; … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Darcy Scott here. Seeing as we’re fast heading toward autumn and this being my initial post as a member of Maine Crime Writers, I thought I’d introduce myself by offering my version of “What I Did On My Summer Vacation.” … Continue reading

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