Category Archives: Barb’s Posts

The Stakes

by Barb, in her office in Portland, Maine, enjoying the breezes For a little more than a year, I’ve been doing a library/conference presentation called “Mystery Making: How They Do It!” (or some such, local listings may vary) with Sheila … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Miss Marple

by Barb, working in her new study in Portland, Maine. There are still some boxes to go through, but it’ll do for now I’ve been working on a new project for my publisher, Kensington Books. It’s actually an update of … Continue reading

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My Comfort Animal

Dear Friend, You ask about my experience with a comfort animal. As you’ll recall, there was a lot of talk around the place during our brief institutionalization about the value of comfort animals. Frankly, I was inclined to see it … Continue reading

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The Maine Crime Writers at Malice Domestic

by Barb, enjoying a sneak peak of spring in Maryland This weekend six Maine Crime Writers, Bruce Robert Coffin, Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson, Jessie Crockett/Jessica Ellicott,  Maureen Milliken, Barbara Ross, and Lea Wait, will be at the Malice Domestic conference … Continue reading

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A Cozy Gathering in Portland, Maine

by Barb, who is finally back home in Portland Last night, Kensington Publishing and Print: A Bookstore combined to host a Cozy Mystery mini-con in Portland, with support from Thorndike Press, the Maine-based publisher of large print books. Maine Crime … Continue reading

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Four Maine Crime Writers and Lots of Friends in Portland, Maine on April 10

by Barb who is trying to figure out what weird meals to put together with the remaining ingredients in the refrigerator as we prepare to leave Key West On April 10, from 7 to 9 pm Lea, Kathy/Kaitlyn, Jessie/Jessica, and … Continue reading

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Doin’ Nuthin’

by Barb, who’s been enjoying a glorious February in Key West I handed in the manuscript for the seventh Maine Clambake Mystery, as well as the manuscript for my second holiday novella, on February 1. It has been a crazy … Continue reading

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