Tag Archives: Finding Amy

The Nixed Nest of the Girl on the Train

Inspiration (from the Latin inspirare, meaning “to breathe into”) refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavour. Kate Flora: From time to time, we authors find ourselves scanning bookstore shelves, reading best-seller lists … Continue reading

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Another Version of the Story

Kate Flora: I never wanted to write nonfiction. I was dragged into that world to help a friend and became fascinated by learning about the real world of crime and the stories of those who investigate it. That fascination with discovering … Continue reading

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How Much is Too Much?

Kate Flora: It’s Wednesday, not yet seven, and I’m already running behind. I know that many of you like to read the blog with your morning coffee, and while I’m dithering here at my desk, your coffee is probably getting … Continue reading

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The Place Where I Came From

Kate Flora: In his note to readers in Hellhound on his Trail, the story of the manhunt for Martin Luther King’s assassin, author Hampton Sides writes: “All writers sooner or later go back to the place where they came from.” I’ve … Continue reading

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I’m Just A Girl Who Can’t Say No

Kate Flora: Lest you get the impression that I am on vacation in Florida this month, I thought I’d share some of my poolside reading. There’s In Defense of Self and Others: Issues, Facts & Fallacies – The Realities of … Continue reading

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Help! The Well’s Gone Dry

Kate Flora: I don’t know about you, but I look forward to each day’s new posting here at Maine Crime Writers. The subject matter is so diverse—real Maine crimes, the challenge of balancing book deadlines and a loved one’s illness, … Continue reading

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Saving Her Life So Someday She’ll Save Yours

Kate Flora here. This morning I have a story to tell you, one I hope may open your heart to shelters and shelter animals. First, some background. Although I was carefully watched over as a child by a brilliant collie-shepherd … Continue reading

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It’s Different When the “Story” is Real

Kate Flora here, just back from a quick drive up to Miramichi, New Brunswick, to deliver copies of Death Dealer to the investigators who are the real life characters in the book. Death Dealer, in case I’ve failed to describe … Continue reading

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And Finally – Some Good News!

Kate Flora here. Updating a post I wrote a year ago. When I wrote this, negotiations were underway for a contract to publish the true story of a murder up in Canada called Death Dealer.  Here’s what I wrote about … Continue reading

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Remembering Amy St. Laurent

The book begins like this: It is every parent’s nightmare–your child goes out on Saturday night and vanishes off the face of the earth.It is also, sadly, something that happens far too often–a sensible and independent young woman who thinks … Continue reading

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