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How to Start a Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farm

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, eight days before the publication date of Ho-Ho-Homicide, the 8th Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage mystery and my fiftieth traditionally published book. In honor of the occasion, I’m giving away an autographed copy to one person, randomly selected, … Continue reading

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Amazing Mazes

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, musing about mazes.I’ve always liked the idea of mazes. The reality? Not so much. On a visit to Hampton Court Palace, where one of the most famous mazes in the world is located, I totally chickened out … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: November 23-24,2013

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Susan Vaughan (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), and Kate Flora (Wednesday), and for Thanksgiving we’ll have a post on Holiday Traditions. In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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TV Commercials as Inspiration

I can see you scratching your heads as you read that title. Inspiration from television commercials? Surely you jest! But the truth of the matter is that the strangest things can spark an “ah-ha!” moment. Sometimes the idea is a … Continue reading

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Figuring out the Why Dunit

Next year’s Liss MacCrimmon novel has been turned in and accepted and it’s time to start thinking about the next book in the series, the one that will be out in 2014. I’m in the fortunate position, after writing seven … Continue reading

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Borrowing from Real Life

When I was still trying out ideas for what would become the first Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery, Kilt Dead, I was faced with the problem every author of a series featuring an amateur sleuth has to deal with–lack of … Continue reading

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Living on a Maine Christmas Tree Farm

Kaitlyn here. During the month of December, I don’t get much writing done. ‘Tis the season, which in our case means Christmas tree season. My husband Sandy and I run an organic cut-your-own Christmas tree farm (http://www.mysticvalleyfarm.biz). Twelve years ago, … Continue reading

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