Category Archives: Kaitlyn’s Posts

Books by Lea Wait (and a winner)

The winner of the drawing for an advance reading copy of THREAD AND BURIED is Rosemary Leveille. Congrats, Rosemary, and welcome to Maine! For any of our readers who aren’t familiar with all of Lea’s work, here’s an up-to-date list … Continue reading

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How Shadow Picks a Winner

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, with a follow up on last Friday’s review of Lea Wait’s Mainely Needlepoint mystery, Thread and Buried, and a reminder that to be entered in the drawing for an advance reading copy you need to … Continue reading

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A Review of Lea Wait’s THREAD AND BURIED (and a giveaway)

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. Our dear friend and fellow blogger, Lea Wait, wrote one last Mainely Needlepoint mystery before her death in August. Thread and Buried will be in stores November 26. Thanks to her publisher, Kensington Books, we … Continue reading

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A Cure for a Slow-Moving Plot: Add Conflict

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today writing about conflict. Most people aren’t crazy about encountering conflict in real life. It’s much more pleasant to avoid acrimonious clashes. But in fiction, especially mystery fiction, a plot without conflict is apt to … Continue reading

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The Most Useful Class I Took in High School (and a chance to win an advance reading copy of Kaitlyn’s next mystery)

SPECIAL MESSAGE: entries for the drawing will be accepted through midnight Eastern time on Friday, October 4. Then Shadow will pick the winner and I’ll email that person and also post the information in the comments section. Good luck everyone. … Continue reading

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Plans, as in Floor

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today talking about one of the things I always do during the planning stages of a novel. Even if I’m going to be writing about a fictional place, I collect maps of the real surrounding … Continue reading

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An Update on Shadow (Lea Wait’s cat)

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. As most of you who read this group blog know, last month we lost one of our founding members, Lea Wait, to pancreatic cancer. Lea left behind four daughters, many wonderful books, and a cat … Continue reading

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