Category Archives: Vicki’s Posts

Camden’s Christmas By The Sea

Vicki Doudera here, ready to celebrate the season with our 28th Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration, which gets underway today here in Midcoast Maine. If you want to get in the holiday spirit, it would be an absolute crime … Continue reading

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Back from Bouchercon

Vicki Doudera here, and I’m back from Long Beach, California and my first Bouchercon. For those of you who are wondering what the heck I’m talking about, Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention, held annually in the fall for writers … Continue reading

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In the Wake of a November Nor’easter

Sunday’s early season snowstorm may have dropped flakes as far away as South Carolina, but here in Maine – particularly along the midcoast, where I live — we felt its real wrath. Vicki Doudera here. Fifty miles-per-hour winds and record-breaking … Continue reading

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Where Do We Get Our Ideas? We Look Around and There They Are . . .

We crime writers are often asked where we get our ideas. Do we conjure them up like magicians? Keep inspirational dream journals? Scribble down snippets of snatched conversations? Sometimes, it seems, we merely have to live in the right little … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s Mystery Solved

When Stephen King was just two years old, his father went out for cigarettes and never returned. “When people ask you why he left,” his mother would instruct, “say he’s in the Navy and that he’s at sea.” She’d follow … Continue reading

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It happens in a flash…

One minute, you’re riding  your bike down Camden’s pretty Chestnut Street, admiring the row of pristine white homes. Your gaze lingers on your friend Rob’s house, and you think about how he is getting married in two weeks, and then…. … Continue reading

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Intuition

Vicki Doudera here, living the Maine summer reality of working plus trying to enjoy the many visitors who come up to our state for their vacation. Our guests last night for dinner here in Camden were our friends Patty and … Continue reading

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