Author Archives: Maureen Milliken

About Maureen Milliken

Maureen Milliken is the author of the Bernie O’Dea mystery series. Follow her on Twitter at @mmilliken47 and like her Facebook page at Maureen Milliken mysteries. Sign up for email updates at maureenmilliken.com. She hosts the podcast Notes from a Cranky Editor all by herself, as well Crime&Stuff with her sister Rebecca Milliken.

Maine winter love: There are no words

We love to grouse about winter in Maine. That’s when we aren’t saying, in the middle of a blizzard or a minus 20 snap, “Hey, it’s winter in Maine, what are you going to do?” We love it. We know … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s just bett-ah to stay away from Maine accents. Ayuh.

I saw an article recently in the Bangor Daily News catching people up on what movies are being made out of Stephen King books. As much as I’m a huge fan, every time I think of Stephen King-book-based movies, I … Continue reading

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Top ingredient for successful writing: Imagination

One thing that always gets a laugh when I give an author talk is when I tell the audience that I always expect to find a body when I open the door of an outhouse at a state park or … Continue reading

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The ideal writing trip — quiet, long roads, Reese’s cups and the great state of Maine

The last week of October/first week of November, I took a writing vacation to Lubec. And to forestall the inevitable question, NO, I did NOT go to Campobello. Well, first I went to Murder by the Book at the Jesup … Continue reading

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The part of the writing process that makes people run screaming

The writing process is a weird and wonderful thing. Every writer has his or her own process. Want to know what a writer’s process is? Just ask, writers will talk about it endlessly. It’s similar to when you ask a … Continue reading

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The writing process: Don’t try this at home, kids

My Crime Writer colleague Brendan Rielly a week ago confessed he’d been too busy to write. I was relieved. Misery sure does love company. And I know the rule of writing is that YOU MUST FIND TIME TO WRITE NO … Continue reading

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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

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