Category Archives: Susan’s posts

FLAG DAY… PLUS

Happy Flag Day to all! I’ve never thought much about Flag Day, but since this post is on the (non)holiday, I wondered why we have such a day to commemorate the red, white, and blue. After all, we already have … Continue reading

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What’s the Point… of View?

I’ve been reading more widely than usual lately—thrillers, a variety of mysteries, literary fiction—as well as romantic suspense novels, which is what I write. One thing I have been paying attention to (a bother with being a writer as well … Continue reading

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WHY MAINE?

I’ve posted a version of this article before, but I’ve updated it. So here goes. I’ve set eight of my published novels in Maine and the state is also the setting of my work in progress, a blend of romantic … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Vacation

I hope this will not seem like the proverbial student September essay. My husband and I recently escaped gray and frozen Maine for two weeks in Florida, aptly nicknamed the Sunshine State. We saw only a few clouds our entire … Continue reading

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ANNA, IDA B., AND MARY

I should be writing about hearts and flowers and Cupid on this Valentine’s Day. The day is special to me because it’s the day my husband asked me to marry him nearly 50 years ago. I had a dreadful cold, … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions

In these difficult times, I think we need a little extra to get into the holiday spirit. Here’s my small effort, about my family’s Christmas traditions. My little family (my husband, dog Sasha, and I), like others, has certain protocols … Continue reading

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Haunted or History

I once lived in a haunted house. No, this isn’t a Halloween post, but a history one. It’s partly my history and that of the farmhouse where I lived for a year as a child. My husband and I recently … Continue reading

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OCTOBER FAVORITES

You probably expected a post about Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day. So many other people will write about those subjects so I’m giving them a pass. I’d rather share the varied aspects of autumn I enjoy, even relish. So… autumn … Continue reading

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MEETING THE CHALLENGE – FIRST CHAPTERS

Did you ever wonder how the author of that great mystery or suspense you just finished grabbed you from the very beginning? Creating that hook is something authors of genre fiction, whether mystery or thriller or romance or sci fi … Continue reading

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Forgery or Genuine Fake?

The plot of my new release Genuine Fake involves art forgery. One of the main characters is an artist. She manages the legacy of her famous grandfather, whose art works are being forged. I needed information on many aspects of … Continue reading

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