Category Archives: Jen’s Posts

Puppies, More Puppies, and a Maine Crime Writers Prize for Coastal Humane Society

Hi all, I feel like I’m getting a little stale with all this dog business – next month, I promise to write about something more murder-y. In the meantime, though, my life has become considerably more dogged in the past … Continue reading

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Jen’s First Children’s Book, and a Tribute to an Artist to Remember

After several months of unexpected roadblocks and delays, I’m very pleased to announce that my children’s book, Maya Picks a Puppy, is now available! It tells the story of a girl (named Maya, wouldn’t you know?) choosing her first puppy from the … Continue reading

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Maine Garden Mystery

It’s been a wild month for Ben and me, as we’ve finally settled into our new home in Phippsburg. One of the wonders (and key selling points) for this house is the gardens, which are vast and many. I’ve been … Continue reading

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A Photo Journey of the Beasties Who Walk Among Us

I’ll be honest… It’s been a rough month. My pup Killian, who shared my world from the moment he took his first breath back in December of 2006, passed away in May. There have been many, many tears since that … Continue reading

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Beta Readers: Where to Find Them, How to Use Them, and Why You Need Them

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my own writing process, as I slog away on the next Flint K-9 Search and Rescue novel. One of the most important parts of that process is one I actually have very little … Continue reading

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How to Make a Murder

You may remember this post that I wrote back in July, about the murder mystery I was writing and coordinating for Sisters in Crime and the annual Books in Boothbay event held at Boothbay’s Railway Village. Well, I’m at it … Continue reading

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Maine House Dreams

It’s been a crazy month here, between the sad loss of my grandmother and her subsequent memorial at the beginning of the month, a trip to Chicago to visit Ben’s family, and a blizzard that unexpectedly extended that Chicago visit … Continue reading

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