Tag Archives: crime writing

When the Book Won’t Write Itself

Susan Vaughan here. My latest novel of romantic suspense has just been published. Yesterday, actually. Dark Vision is an addition to the DARK Files series, and my fourteenth book. I had a glass or two of bubbly to celebrate and breathed … Continue reading

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Back To Basics

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: It’s been a long winter up here in The County (it’s a quarter past April and we’re still looking at two feet of snow on the ground). The winter of 2017/2018 seems to want to hang … Continue reading

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Dame Agatha and Her Orient Express

Susan Vaughan here. Seeing Kenneth Branagh’s new film version of Murder on the Orient Express prompted me to reread Agatha Christie’s original 1934 novel. For the uninitiated, the story as written and the 2017 film are both set aboard the … Continue reading

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MY FIVE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING

As a writer of romantic suspense, I’m a member of the Maine Romance Writers. Our newsletter has a feature called “My Five,” in which members list five items about anything—favorite children’s books, crazy Christmas gifts, a spouse’s foibles, writing challenges/successes/ … Continue reading

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IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, COOK ON

Yes, I know Shakespeare didn’t write it that way in Twelfth Night. But I’m definitely not the first to make the connection between food and love. In crime fiction as well as in romance fiction, people’s relationships are at the … Continue reading

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When a Writer’s Not Engaged in Her Employment

Kate Flora: You may recall that a post or two ago, I declared that I was going to spend my summer exploring indolence. At that time, I had visions of sitting in a white rocking chair on my porch, devouring novels … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Brian Thiem

Bonjour, fellow readers and scribes. Bruce Robert Coffin here with a real treat. This month I’m pleased to introduce friend, author, and former crime fighter Brian Thiem. Brian, author of the acclaimed series debut Red Line, spent 25 years with … Continue reading

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