Tag Archives: Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries

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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Local Color in A VIEW TO A KILT

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, asking what makes a book a Maine mystery? Well, obviously, the setting. But what most people think of first when my home state is mentioned—lighthouses, sailing ships, clambakes, lobsters, the rocky coastline, or perhaps a … 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 Rewards of Procrastination

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. A few weeks ago, when the work-in-progress hit one of those “I have no idea what happens next” spots, I found myself procrastinating big time. I read other people’s books. I binge-watched Amazon Prime movies … Continue reading

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Whether or not to use the Weather

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, mulling over another of those questions that writers come up with to drive themselves crazy. If your book—which, remember, is FICTION—is set in a certain time and place and you know what the weather was … Continue reading

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