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Cooler Surprise. Deer Flies. Acres of Lettuce.

Sandra Neily here: There’s a moment on every camping trip where you peer into the cooler to see what’s left floating around down there. A “Cooler Surprise” meal with a bit of everything often has us thinking over the whole … Continue reading

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“Lumpy, Aged, and Wrinkled Bodies”

“They did not know that lumpy, aged, and wrinkled bodies were as needy as their own young, firm ones, that love was not to be tossed away carelessly . . .” Sandra Neily here: Today, I want to explore (just … Continue reading

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Never Start a Book with the Weather

The Maine Crime Writers blog was born in the summer of 2011, when Kate Flora decided it would be fun to get a group of Maine writers together to talk about what we do and why we choose to live … Continue reading

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Pandemic Perspectives

Today, we are delighted to welcome Katherine Hall Page back to blog to talk about her new book, and writing during the pandemic. Katherine Hall Page: My new book, The Body in the Web is not about being in Maine. It’s … Continue reading

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A Dog Vacation (It’s Mud Season)

Sandra Neily : Raven’s vaca post is all ready to share.  She (my dog) is partial mostly to pictures. Below, I comment on “Middlemarch,” C.J. Box and hot moments, and confess an edit.  Raven here:           … Continue reading

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Pithy. Pithy. Pithy! (am so eager for more of it …)

  Sandra Neily here: Are you, like me, pining for the world to get a bit more … Pithy? A pithy phrase or statement is brief but full of substance and meaning. It often feels like a shot of truth. (I don’t … Continue reading

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On Ignoring Private Property Signs … and More

Sandra Neily here: With a bit of everything: recent lines from book #3, some great Maine winter events to join that fit into the spirit emerging in my novel, and a repeat, by request. ********* (In novel #3, “Deadly Assault,” … Continue reading

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Never, Ever … Buy or Eat the Big, Tasteless Ones

Sandra Neily here. My family and friends have given me a reputation for quick or novel fixes to create strategies that add “yum!” to food. My sisters still call me in the middle of gravy-making as that’s always a daunting … Continue reading

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Stealing a Memory From My Mom

Kate Flora: With the holidays on the horizon, I’ve been thinking about holidays past. These days, there are far fewer people around the table, yet I still enjoy making all the food I grew up with. A too-big turkey with lots … Continue reading

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“A Mother Moose Won’t Stop Until She Gets You”

Sandy Interviews Wildlife Biologist Ron Joseph on his upcoming book. (I updated this post with a recent Maine Calling interview and book buying links in June, 2023.) I got to know Ron Joseph when he was the wildlife biologist stationed … Continue reading

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