Tag Archives: Maine Literary Awards

Plotting: The Thirty Thousand-Foot View

D.A. Keeley here. I’m honored to be invited to write a guest post for the Maine Crime Writers blog. I grew up in Readfield, lived in Presque Isle for a decade, and own a home in Old Orchard Beach. So, … Continue reading

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Fictional Murder More Common in Maine than the Real Thing

By Brenda Buchanan Last week when I was speaking about my debut murder mystery Quick Pivot at the Portland Public Library, a reader observed that there are an awful lot of Maine crime writers, despite our state‚Äôs enviable place at … Continue reading

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Am I Blue?

Kate Flora, sitting here on a rainy day. It’s June 1st and the temperature didn’t get above 52 degrees today. According to one of the silly e-mail ads I got this morning, June 1st is National Go Barefoot Day, but … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: June 7-8, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by John Clark (Monday), Sarah Graves (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), and Vicki Doudera (Friday), with a guest blog from Maureen Milliken on Thursday. In the news department, here’s what’s happening … Continue reading

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Learning to Juggle

Kate Flora, here, reporting in from my desk, where I’m trying to set priorities and get my homework done. I will start out by stating that this is grossly unfair. It is summer in Maine. The air is too hot … Continue reading

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Sunday Update

We are pleased to announce that Kate Flora is this year’s winner of the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction for her Portland-based police procedural, Redemption. Winners got blue balloons! Kaitlyn Dunnett here, falling in with the plan to pass … Continue reading

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Dreaming

When I was growing up on a chicken farm in a small Maine town, money was often tight. Bill collectors really did knock on the door, sometimes the phone got turned off, and there was a large hole in the … Continue reading

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