Category Archives: Jen’s Posts

The Best Part of Writing: The Research

In my last book, The Darkest Thread, teenage sisters go missing in Vermont’s mysterious Bennington Triangle, and it’s up to K-9 search and rescue handler Jamie Flint and her dogs to find them. Naturally, lots of unsavory things happen and it’s … Continue reading

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Trying to Go Green on This White, White Christmas

When I was imagining this month’s post last month (because I do think about these posts in advance — I just don’t actually write them then), I had beautiful visions of a post detailing all the eco-friendly ways I’ve embraced this holiday … Continue reading

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An Animal Rescue Story

Given the charged political climate and the fact that I’m still not quite recovered from the post-election catatonia I was plunged into after last Tuesday, I thought this month a little change of pace might be in order. As anyone … Continue reading

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How to Launch a Book on a Budget

Whether you’re an author with a traditional publishing company or you’ve elected to go it alone, I don’t think it’s really a surprise that budgets are tight when it comes to promotions and marketing these days. Unless you are one … Continue reading

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Field Trip: The VINE Farm Sanctuary

Last month, my boyfriend Ben and I went to visit his cousins, Stephen and Elaine — two well-traveled, kind, and delightfully eccentric septuagenarian vegans in Vermont. Our weekends in Vermont typically include lots of down time playing with the dogs, … Continue reading

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#WriterWednesday: 20 Questions to Help Write Strong Characters

This month, I thought I would include the Maine Crime Writers in something I’ve just started doing at my own blog on Wednesdays, to celebrate something the Twitter-verse calls #WriterWednesday, or #WW. In the Twitter world, you use that hashtag … Continue reading

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Whodunit (and Whowonit) at Books in Boothbay 2016

Jen Blood here, coming to you in the midst of a very hectic moving day in Mid-Coast Maine. In my last post, I talked about the Murder Mystery Mashup at this year’s Books in Boothbay, which I helped Sisters in … Continue reading

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