Tag Archives: Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries

A Favorite Past Post: Using Cuss Words in Cozies

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. This month we’ll be reprising some of our favorite past posts, and I’m starting it off with one originally published back in 2014. It was slightly revised to be included in I Kill People for … Continue reading

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Reality Will Always Trip You Up

Kaitlyn Dunnett here. Relax, I’m not going to talk about the pandemic or protests. No, my subject today is one of those normal but inescapable facts of a writer’s life—no matter how carefully you research a book, no matter how … Continue reading

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A View to a Kilt

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, reminding everyone that the thirteenth Liss MacCrimmon Mystery, A View to a Kilt, was released as a hardcover and in e-book format yesterday. I’ve been plugging this book for a while now, so I apologize if you’re … Continue reading

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Where Did You Get THAT Idea?

UPDATE: 1/10/2020 the winners have been chosen and notified in the drawing for advance reading copies of A View to a Kilt. Thanks to all who commented. Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, with more ARCs to give away. See the … Continue reading

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Writing for the Holidays

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. This year, as every year, many publishers brought out Christmas-themed books. Some editors regularly request Christmas books or novellas from the authors of the series they publish. One of my contracts even specified that the … Continue reading

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Plans, as in Floor

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today talking about one of the things I always do during the planning stages of a novel. Even if I’m going to be writing about a fictional place, I collect maps of the real surrounding … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 24-25, 2019

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Vaughn Hardacker (Monday), Bruce Coffin (Tuesday), Charlene D’Avanzo (Thursday) and John Clark (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, today celebrating the fact that all twelve of my Liss MacCrimmon mysteries published to date are on sale this month in e-book format. Yes, I know that a “baker’s dozen” is actually thirteen. Number thirteen in the … Continue reading

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The Paperback Reprint Dilemma

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here to talk about one of those problems that’s nice to have . . . but which is still a problem. I’m talking about what happens when the paperback reprint of a book that originally came … Continue reading

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Mapping Moosetookalook

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today talking about maps. I love maps. They are so much better than GPS—but that’s another story. When I was writing historical novels, I searched for every map I could find, both contemporary and historical, … Continue reading

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