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While You’re Writing Your First Book …

When I was at the Crime Bake mystery conference this fall, two people who were writing their first mysteries asked what, if anything, they should be doing to help their in-progress books sell — to an agent, a publisher, and, … Continue reading

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The Addled Protagonist

Sitting around thinking why so many protagonists in crime fiction, at least at the darker ends of the spectrum, have protagonists who are addicted in some way. From Sherlock’s 7 per cent solution to the “dull routine of existence” to … Continue reading

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Twelve Social Media Tips to Boost your Book Sales this Holiday Season

A particular joy of crime writing conferences is the chance to meet new people, writers and non-writers alike.  At Murder By The Book, a two-day event at the fabulous Jesup Library in Bar Harbor this fall, I noticed Con Sweeney’s smile … Continue reading

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Saint Nicholas

  Several years ago, I penned a holiday tale titled Saint Nicholas. Knowing that many folks find the holidays a bit overwhelming, I wrote this short seasonal story to remind all of us what is truly important, and to provide … Continue reading

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Incidental Pleasures

Today it is our pleasure to host a guest blog from William Andrews, and introduce you to his Maine-based mystery series: William Andrews: I had a call recently from someone who is teaching an adult-education course on mystery novels that deal … Continue reading

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Straddling the Great Divide

Kate Flora here, thinking about the interesting situation I currently find myself in. What’s the great divide? Well, I think of myself as a classic East Coast liberal. I went to Northeastern, a radical law school, for my law degree. … Continue reading

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Another Gift From Mom

John Clark shifting gears in the midst of a planned post. I had today’s blog mostly written when a random thought made me go in another direction. Our book discussion group is reading Henry Beston’s The Outermost House this month. … Continue reading

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