Category Archives: Kaitlyn’s Posts

Another Update on Shadow

Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka Kathy Lynn Emerson) here. We’ve had Shadow living with us for a year and a half now, so its time for another update. I’m hoping the video below will play, but if not, I have plenty of … Continue reading

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Pieces Falling into Place

In my last post, I talked about the possibility of self-publishing a collection of my essays, to be made up of some of the 249 blogs I’ve posted at Maine Crime Writers since the summer of 2011. The response to … Continue reading

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My 250th Blog at Maine Crime Writers

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. As I was trying to think what to write about this time around, and contemplating the possibility of collecting some of my previous blogs into a book, it occurred to me to count just how … Continue reading

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Double Dipping

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today talking about the recycling of ideas, settings, and anecdotal material. I don’t think I’m alone in doing this, but perhaps I’m more aware of it than some authors. Here’s the thing: at least in … Continue reading

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Architectural Inspirations

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. I’ve written before about using my family’s houses and a few of my friends’ homes, and even some public buildings in various towns I’ve lived in as the inspiration for buildings in my novels. It’s … Continue reading

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Christmas With Liss MacCrimmon

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, pondering why so many publishers of cozy mystery series, including humorous mysteries, think Christmas is a good time to commit murder. In real life, of course, there are plenty of homicides over the holidays, mostly … Continue reading

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Weird Stuff in our Mailbox

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today blogging about one of the things just about everyone has experienced since last March—having items we’d ordinarily buy in a store sent through the mail or by UPS or FedEx instead. I live in … Continue reading

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Rewriting My Family History

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, again writing as Kathy. One of the most important people in my life when I was little was Grandma Coburg. She died when I was only ten, but even at that age I knew how … Continue reading

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Blocked!

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, writing again as Kathy. I thought you might like to know how my experiment in republishing  the children’s books written back at the start of my writing career is going. It progresses, quickly in some … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed . . .

Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today writing about the circuitous route my new book took to publication. I’m also giving away a print copy to one lucky person who comments on this blog. See the end of the post for details. … Continue reading

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