Tag Archives: Portland Maine


by Barb, back from Bouchercon and working away in her study Back when our condo in Portland, Maine was built, it had views of the harbor. That’s why, improbably, our living-dining-kitchen space is on the third floor. Now we have … Continue reading

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Who is John Byron?

Bruce Robert Coffin here manning the helm of the Maine Crime Writers blog. This month I thought I’d share a bit of insight into my protagonist Detective Sergeant John Byron. People often ask me, who is John Byron? Me? Someone … Continue reading

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The Post Where I Announce We’re Moving to Portland

by Barb Ross Yes, we’re going to be full-time Mainers! Both Bill and I are excited about this next chapter. The plan (there’s always a plan) was to sell our house in Massachusetts (check–you can read about it here), and … Continue reading

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For lovers of new authors, we introduce Dale T. Phillips

Tell us about your latest book, A Shadow on the Wall: In this third outing of the series, Zack Taylor’s new life in Maine is crumbling. His fledgling Portland business is in jeopardy, he’s been dumped by his lady love, … Continue reading

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Inside my head. Outside my head.

Kate Flora here, checking in from sunny Florida. It’s still sweater weather down here, maybe even sweater and windbreaker weather. But the sun is shining and I’m not out shoveling the front steps or battling the persistent icicle that dumps water … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Us

Hi, it’s Kate Flora, here, on the 4th of July, realizing that in a few short days, Maine Crime Writers will celebrate our first birthday. It’s been a wonderful year sharing thoughts and ideas, of asking questions about process, of … Continue reading

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A Wedding in Portland, Maine

Hi. Barb here. On May 19, a group of people gathered on a hill with a stunning view of Portland Head Light for a very special wedding ceremony.The weather was perfect–not always a given for Maine in mid-May, and if … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Kate Flora, here, sharing something I wrote earlier this spring for the charming Dru Ann Love’s blog,  Dru’s Book Musings, when I was on my book promotion blog tour. I was asked to write about a day in my character’s … Continue reading

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An Interview with Kieran Shields

Kieran, like a couple of us here at MCW, you’re a lawyer in your day job, so can you tell us what drew you to mystery writing? Is it a life-long dream? I’m happy to say I’ve been writing as … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Right to Privacy

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, starting off a new topic. Recently someone at a listserv I subscribe to posted the opinion that “once you publish, you are public property.” I probably overreacted to this comment, but it really set my teeth on … Continue reading

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