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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