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The Inevitable Cat

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, blatantly plugging Murder in the Merchant’s Hall, available in hardcover and ebook formats in the U.S. since December 1. The Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe and Murder in the Merchant’s Hall, are … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 29-30, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Maureen Milliken (Monday), Lea Wait (Wednesday), Barb Ross (Thursday) and Vaughn Hardacker (Friday) with a special guest post by Bruce Coffin on Tuesday. In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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A Cozy Thriller?

Kathy Lynn Emerson (aka Kaitlyn Dunnett) here, once again plugging Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe. Next blog, I promise, Kaitlyn will be back with something more contemporary than the sixteenth century. But for today, one last post about my new … Continue reading

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Women Could and Women Did

Kathy Lynn Emerson here, stealing this title from a program fellow historical mystery writers Sharan Newman and Miriam Grace Monfredo used to present to debunk the idea that women in the past all fit into a neat stereotype. Fictional female … Continue reading

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A Visit to Ivan the Terrible’s Muscovy

Kathy Lynn Emerson here, getting ready for the U. S. launch of Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe at the beginning of March. Most of the book takes place in Elizabethan England, but the plot revolves around the desire of Russia’s … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: January 10-11, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Lea Wait (Monday), Barb Ross (Tuesday), Al Lamanda (Wednesday), Jayne Hitchcock (Thursday), and John Clark (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog … Continue reading

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Breaking News: New for 2015! Books, Books, Books!

Happy New Year from Maine Crime Writers Here’s what will be coming your way from us in 2015: Sarah Graves: New in 2015, WINTER AT THE DOOR,  due out January 6, 2015. Ex-Boston homicide cop Lizzie Snow hunts her long-missing niece … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: December 6-7, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday), Al Lamanda (Thursday), and John Clark (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog … Continue reading

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Rethinking Plots

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, thinking about plotting, and how it is a rare writer who can plan the entire novel in advance and stick to that plan from start to finish. If you are one of those lucky few, more … Continue reading

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Breathing Space

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, musing today about the most useful trick I’ve learned in over thirty years of writing novels—giving myself breathing space between drafts. Deadlines being what they are, this isn’t always possible, but whenever I can manage … Continue reading

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