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Sharing Our Holiday Traditions

Today, Maine Crime Writers are sharing some of our holiday traditions and if you have the time and inclination, we’d love to have you, our readers, share some of yours as well. Kate Flora: Thanksgiving on the farm was often the … Continue reading

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Why You’ve Hardly Aged at All

Kate Flora: I began writing seriously when my second son was born. That was when I quit my job to stay home with the boys and immediately panicked. I’d always worked. Now what was I going to do? I thought, optimistically, … Continue reading

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Casting Call: Finding Characters for the Book

 Kate Flora: I had the privilege, earlier this week, of doing a zoom panel for the Concord Festival of Authors on the topic of how we choose and develop characters for our books. The discussion included two Maine Crime Writer bloggers, … Continue reading

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Scaring Us. Scaring You.

  It’s Halloween, and this year, Maine Crime Writers are sharing some scary moments from our own books: John Clark from the first story I had published in a Level Best Anthology: We set a 6 p.m. date and I … Continue reading

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Knowing What We Don’t Know, and Liking It

Dick Cass: As some of you may know, I had a little medical extravaganza perpetrated on my corpus earlier in the month (gory details definitely NOT on offer) and beyond the sudden deceleration of the fast-paced life here on Trout Brook … Continue reading

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The Very Mysterious Reason I Moved to Maine

Hi Maine Crime readers! My name is Jenny Milchman and I write suspense novels in which women face overwhelming odds…and triumph. My first four books take place in the fictional Adirondack town of Wedeskyull. They are standalones in one sense, … Continue reading

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Can You Tell a Book by Its Cover?

Kate Flora: As I am on the cusp of publication for my tenth Thea Kozak mystery, Death Comes Knocking, I’ve been reflecting on the challenge of author vs. publisher in the matter of what cover goes on my books. A quarter of … Continue reading

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Introducing Claire Ackroyd

Friends, today it our pleasure to introduce you to a new Maine writer who has recently debuted her first crime novel. We hope you enjoy meeting her and going on a journey to a less-visited part of our state.   … Continue reading

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Amidst the Mists

Kate Flora: My sister Sara used to love this tongue-twister of a poem, and recited it often enough that it immediately came to mind when I thought I would blog about fog and mists and weather in mysteries:  “Amidst the … Continue reading

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A Vocabulary for Fall

Kate Flora: Years ago, my mother’s Christmas gift to me—still a lawyer aspiring to be a writer—a copy of Rodale’s Synonym Finder. Over the years, as I transitioned from lawyer to writer, that book has always lived beside my desk, … Continue reading

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