Category Archives: Barb’s Posts

Gardens Aglow at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

by Barb, who’s beginning to feel it’s a lot like Christmas A few years ago, I had the chance to take a class sponsored by Sisters in Crime New England with Donald Maass based on his book Writing the Breakout … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving: My Grandmother’s Yellow Turnips

Yesterday, I made my grandmother Ethel McKim’s yellow turnips. I’ve written before about the recipe books she made for my sister-in-law and me the year before she died. Yellow turnips (also called rutabagas) were a particular feature of family feasts … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas–in Books

by Barb, who voted in Maine for the first time on Tuesday. Even after all these years of voting, it was kind of thrilling No, I’m not rushing the holiday. I promise. It’s just that Christmas books typically come out … Continue reading

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All the Happy People

by Barb, posting from the couch her living room in Portland, Maine, which is a cool thing all by itself As some of you know, the home we own in Boothbay Harbor was bought and run by my mother-in-law, Olga … Continue reading

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Where are the Maine Crime Writers at Bouchercon 2017?

by Barb, who is already in Toronto happily awaiting her fellow Maine Crime Writers Four of the Maine Crime Writers, Brenda Buchanan, Dick Cass, Bruce Robert Coffin, and Barbara Ross, will be in Toronto this week for Bouchercon, the World … Continue reading

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Funny and Weird, the Police and Me

by Barb, in her first post as a fulltime resident of Maine! (Please, don’t ask me about all the boxes.) The last few times I’ve posted I’ve written about my interactions with the Boothbay Harbor Police Department. (You can read … Continue reading

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Small Town Cops and Me–Part II

by Barb who is writing this in Milwaukee The last time I posted here, I wrote about my interactions with our small police force in Boothbay Harbor this summer. Unlike the murders I write about in the Maine Clambake Mysteries, … Continue reading

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