Tag Archives: Maine writers

Write What You Want To Know

One of the basic rules for authors is to “write what you know.” That rule makes sense. I often write about the State of Maine, which I know and love. In my Shadows Antique Print Mystery series my protagonist, Maggie Summer, … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Maine Writers and One Packed Away Clown Mobile

The heroes (and villains) in our books all have origin stories. Most writers do too. I never knew my parents. I was left in the care of a gruff aunt and uncle on a desert planet with two suns and nothing … Continue reading

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Feel the Mystery Burn

Hello, friends: Gerry Boyle here. My friend Kate Flora graciously invited me to write something to coincide with the launch of ONCE BURNED, the new and 10th Jack McMorrow novel, to be released by Islandport Press next week. The book is … Continue reading

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Even if your town’s made up, it has to be real

Please welcome today’s guest, Maureen Milliken, sharing a few thoughts about setting mystery novels in Maine. At the Crime Bake conference in Dedham, Mass., last November I was standing in the agent pitch line with a fellow writer and the … Continue reading

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A Visit from Beth Oliver, Ghost Hunter

Kaitlyn/Kathy: I first met Beth Oliver a long time ago in a galaxy far far away . . . in other words, back when we were both members of the fledgling Maine Romance Writers of American chapter (MERWA). During the … Continue reading

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The Comfort Factor

Kaitlyn Dunnett here. This was going to be a post about Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958), one of the earliest and most successful American women mystery writers. When I realized she qualified as a Maine writer, I hunted up a copy … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Paper vs. Digital: Where Are We Headed?

Hey all, Gerry Boyle here. Today’s post is a continuation from something I posted yesterday on my blog over at gerryboyle.com. In that post I talked about finishing a new crime novel called THE DEAD SAMARITAN, which I wrote with … Continue reading

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