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From A Maine Bookseller’s Perspective

Paula Keeney, co-owner of Mainely Murders Bookstore in Kennebunk, is a strong supporter of Maine Crime Writers. She occasionally weighs in from her vantage point of bookseller. “This bookstore is my dream job.” We hear it—or some variety of that—almost … Continue reading

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Seven Months Post-Diagnosis … And I’m Still Here

And Happy 2019! Last summer I never thought I’d be saying or writing those words. In case anyone missed the excitement of my health issues, in mid-June of 2018 I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, metastasized. I wrote … Continue reading

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Are Maine Winters Murder? Try Some Of This Stuff!

Sandy Neily sharing  here. (And there will be more good winter stuff; look for a special Maine Crime Writers “Cabin Fever” post, January 30th.) It was late.  The snow was still falling furiously and I was still typing furiously, finally … Continue reading

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The New Year Is Off To A Great Start

It’s only January 17 in the year 2019 and I’m feeling that this year will have a lot in store for we writers. First: I was invited to be a participant in Guys and Goals, a forum for gifted fifth … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

What do think when you return to your hometown? Does it make you happy? Sad? Did you grow up in a big city or a small town? For many of us, it brings conflicted emotions, especially if we have family … Continue reading

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Working from home

A friend told me recently that her brother, who lives in what we around here think of as (The Other) Portland, is spending a month in Maine with their father to help him through some medical problems.  “Of course,” she … Continue reading

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Inside A Writer’s Head

Bruce Robert Coffin here, wishing all of you the very best 2019 has to offer. I thought I’d begin the new year by allowing you a glimpse behind the scenes, where the magic happens. Trying to explain novel writing to someone … Continue reading

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