Tag Archives: Bernie O’Dea mystery series

There’s no research like being there

Late Friday afternoon I was piddling around, trying to get some writing and other stuff done, when a realization struck me: It was a gloomy, cold and rainy Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Yeah, I know, when isn’t it? But … Continue reading

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The TV cops shows of our childhood made us writers. Solid.

Well, the weather outside is frightful, but the TV is so delightful… That’s right, folks. As the snow and wind howl outside, those of us who don’t have the luxury of jetting off to the tropics to escape the Maine … Continue reading

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Okay, okay. I do like lighthouses, but never lobster.

We Maine Crime Writers are frequently asked about setting. Maine, famously, is a mystery and crime writing hot spot, though actual murders in the state average between 20-25 a year. So the topic of Maine as setting for our books … Continue reading

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Writers: Make audio one of the tools in the marketing chest

It’s no secret that authors these days have to be multi-taskers. No rest for the weary writer once the book is written. Even the authors who have the best publishing deals have to be on social media, know how to … Continue reading

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What my dogs taught me about writing. Yes, I'm gonna be that gal.

When I first got a dog 15 years ago, I worried that he wouldn’t like me. That tells you how much I knew about dogs. Now that I’m dogless for the first time in 15 years, how much I learned … Continue reading

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Hello Maine summer, courtesy of EB White

We Maine Crime Writers live in a dark place — both geographically and mentally. One of the things that makes Maine so delicious for mystery settings is its deep darkness. There are a lot of short days, a lot of … Continue reading

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