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My Pictures From 2018 Crimewave

MaineCrimeWave was a lot of fun this year. I got to sit on two panels. One was about writing compelling endings. The other was about conflict. Here’s a picture of me with F. Lee Bailey, the keynote speaker. What a … Continue reading

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Jessie: Finally in Maine, enjoying the salty air! This summer marks the eighth that my family will spend on the coast of Maine. It is the second of those same summers that I haven’t had a September 1 deadline for … Continue reading

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Beavers Beware

Bob Noonan lacks neither opinions nor expertise and he’s fun to converse with. Born in southern Maine, he grew up in Scarborough and Windham. After graduating from Chevrus High School, he went to St. Michaels College in Vermont, earning a … Continue reading

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Who is Cornelia Kidd, and why is she writing Lea Wait’s Books?

Lea Wait, here. And it’s June 12 — launch day for Death and a Pot of Chowder, the first in my Maine Murder Mystery series. And, yes, it’s written by Cornelia Kidd. There are many reasons an author writes under … Continue reading

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Native to What?

So, once again, we come to the Silly Season—no, not the annual return of the summer people driving like soused nonagenarians down the wrong side of Commercial Street, but political primary season. I notice that, this time around, a lot … Continue reading

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The Surprising Collaboration Between Writers and Readers

Kate Flora: Thirty-five years ago, when my second son was born, I decided to quit my job and stay home for a few years with my boys. I immediately had the terrified thought, But I’ve always worked. Now what will I … Continue reading

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“It’s Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been”

  Mary Anne Evans once wrote “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” And she did become what she should have been. She became the novelist George Eliot, choosing a man’s pen name to ensure … Continue reading

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