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It’s Win an ARC Wednesday

Would you like to win an Advance Reading Copy of the fourth Deadly Edits Mystery? All you have to do is leave a comment here to be entered in a drawing to be held May 15. Murder, She Edited (publication … Continue reading

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Pieces Falling into Place

In my last post, I talked about the possibility of self-publishing a collection of my essays, to be made up of some of the 249 blogs I’ve posted at Maine Crime Writers since the summer of 2011. The response to … Continue reading

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The ‘feral’ cats and a thought on writing good characters

I’d been waiting in line for nearly two hours at the Waterville Humane Shelter Saturday when I finally was let into the cat area to see the cats. It was “clear the shelter” day and by the time my number … Continue reading

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HE WAS RIGHT. HE WAS RIGHT …

Sandra Neily writing here. My husband tells that I’m trying to do too much. And someone at a library presentation recently asked me how I had time to write. Good question. I thought I might journal my week, just to … Continue reading

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Too Darn Hot

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, writing this on August 10, the first relatively cool day we’ve had in weeks. More heat and humidity are due in next week, when this blog will actually appear. Let me just say . . … 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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Of Cats, Hats, and Headshots

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today writing about publicity photos. Like actors, writers pretty much have to have them. If you’re a big, bestselling author, your publisher will send a professional photographer to your house for a photo shoot. The … Continue reading

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A Visit from the Vet

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. Yes, you read that title correctly—it’s from, not to. In my part of Maine, we have a veterinarian who makes house calls. No more packing three cats (or, once upon a time, four cats and … Continue reading

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Cats, Dogs, and Dastardly Deeds

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, hawking my new Liss MacCrimmon mystery, The Scottie Barked at Midnight, which has been out in hardcover and ebook formats for a whole week and a half now. In some ways, it was a challenge to write … Continue reading

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“Your Name in a Book”

Recently letters went out to authors attending Malice Domestic, the largest gathering of fans of the traditional mystery, to ask for contributions for the annual charity auction. Many conferences hold these auctions as part of the festivities, choosing a good … Continue reading

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