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Weird Gardening: Ticks, Slugs, Cats, and Beetles

Sandy Neily here, trying to keep slugs off my petunias. A few years ago, writing for a regional paper, I went looking for unusual garden tips, first interviewing Joanne Suley, a spunky Skillins Greenhouses instructor. “People are just going to … Continue reading

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Maine’s Coast for the Proletariat: The Rest of Us

 Over 97% of Maine’ s coast is privately owned and much of that is behind lots of signs telling us we can’t go there. How on earth are the rest of us to get to salt water? Enter the Maine … Continue reading

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More Magic, More Empthy, More Urgency

What if nature-based fiction works better than most any science course we ever took? What if it delivers more magic, more empathy, more urgency, and more wisdom than a cross-section or diagram ever could? When authors use the natural world … Continue reading

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Dogs. Snow. Mary Oliver.

My dog, Raven is rolling in the snow. With wild abandon she’s tossing it over her head and rubbing it all over her body in a snow massage. I am jealous. Animal gladness is a fine thing and I am … Continue reading

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Are Maine Winters Murder? Try Some Of This Stuff!

Sandy Neily sharing  here. (And there will be more good winter stuff; look for a special Maine Crime Writers “Cabin Fever” post, January 30th.) It was late.  The snow was still falling furiously and I was still typing furiously, finally … Continue reading

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Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Anyone?

When I first joined the Maine Romance Writers, Kathy Lynn Emerson aka Kaitlyn Dunnett and Tess Gerritsen were then writing romantic suspense for Harlequin, which also published some of my romantic suspense novels. Kaitlyn’s move to mystery and Tess’s to … Continue reading

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HE WAS RIGHT. HE WAS RIGHT …

Sandra Neily writing here. My husband tells that I’m trying to do too much. And someone at a library presentation recently asked me how I had time to write. Good question. I thought I might journal my week, just to … Continue reading

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