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The Scent of Balsam

The simplest thing can bring on the flood. A song. A scent. The shiny red-green-gold beads in a strand of garland. It’s Christmastime, and for me, sentiment comes easy. Putting up the tree triggers the memories, doesn’t it? Last weekend … Continue reading

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Memorable Fictional Killers From A Single Source!

Vaughn Hardacker here: At some point in a writer’s career they will be asked: Where Do You Get Your Ideas? It’s one of those questions that seems easy to answer until you’re standing before a group or sitting on a … Continue reading

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Thea Kozak’s Quick and Dirty Holiday Party

Kate Flora: This past Saturday, Ken and I gave our annual holiday party for our neighbors. When one of them asked how long we’ve been giving this party, I pulled out my ancient copy of Martha Stewart’s Entertaining and checked … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays To All & Expressing My Gratitude & Best Wishes!

Happy holidays, everyone. The end of the year has arrived and many of us are celebrating our favorite holidays with our families. It’s a great time to get loved ones gifts to put under the Christmas tree. One of the … Continue reading

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A problem with books

When a writer refers to a book problem the assumption is she’s having trouble writing or revising. Writers have lots of those, but now I’ve got another problem with books: what to do with them when you move. My wife … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Achievement

Last month I attended my fifth New England Crime Bake Mystery Conference in Woburn, Massachusetts. One of this year’s highlights was watching Kate Flora receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the Crime Bake and the mystery community. … Continue reading

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REVISITING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IN HARTLAND

What a sweet deal! John Clark sharing once again how caring folks in rural Maine take care of those less fortunate. Two years ago, I profiled the annual Christmas Childrens Gift Giving day in Hartland. I’m back with another look … Continue reading

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