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Stop stealing from writers. I’m not going to ask nicely. Just stop.

  If you are getting my books from someone who provides “free” PDFs for a monthly subscription, you’re breaking the law and helping a criminal steal from me. If you’re getting them free online without paying for them, it’s the … Continue reading

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Writers: Make audio one of the tools in the marketing chest

It’s no secret that authors these days have to be multi-taskers. No rest for the weary writer once the book is written. Even the authors who have the best publishing deals have to be on social media, know how to … Continue reading

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What my dogs taught me about writing. Yes, I'm gonna be that gal.

When I first got a dog 15 years ago, I worried that he wouldn’t like me. That tells you how much I knew about dogs. Now that I’m dogless for the first time in 15 years, how much I learned … Continue reading

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Want proof a community cares about a library? Take a trip to Augusta, Maine

We’ve written often in this space about libraries and how much we appreciate them — as writers they hold a special place for us. Recently, I was reminded just how much libraries are part of a community as a whole … Continue reading

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How did I spend my summer? On the awesome Maine author tour.

How did I spend my summer vacation? Book touring, of course! Earlier this summer (and are there any sadder words?), my Maine Crime Writer colleague Kate Flora wrote about touring Maine for author events, and all the neat places it … Continue reading

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A 'Day' in Baxter State Park

What a summer! On top of everything else, I stopped to pull some orphans and nuns out of a burning station wagon right as it was about to go over a waterfall and strained my arm. Okay, I didn’t. I … Continue reading

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A Day in Belgrade Lakes

When the Maine Crime Writers were asked to write posts for our summer series “A Day In…” my choice was obvious. E.B. White, 75 year ago, wrote an essay about Belgrade Lakes, “Once More to the Lake.” He’d taken his … Continue reading

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