Tag Archives: The Maine Mulch Murder

She Wrote a Book Once

Kate Flora: As many of you have read, if you’ve followed this blog for a while, my late mother, A. Carman Clark, published her first mystery, The Maine Mulch Murder, featuring 60-something freelance editor and gardener Amy Creighton, when she was 83. https://amzn.to/2KcJsSI She … Continue reading

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When a Writer’s Not Engaged in Her Employment

Kate Flora: You may recall that a post or two ago, I declared that I was going to spend my summer exploring indolence. At that time, I had visions of sitting in a white rocking chair on my porch, devouring novels … Continue reading

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Our Garden Plot

Hi! Kate here, coming to you over the airwaves while at vacation. At Maine Crime Writers, we’re happy to share another guest post from our friends at Mainely Murders Bookstore today. Hope you’ve had a chance to visit them this … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: July 4-5, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Maureen Milliken (Monday), Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett (Tuesday), Lea Wait (Wednesday), Barb Ross (Thursday) and Susan Vaughan (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us … Continue reading

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How Do You Write a Character Very Different from You?

Hi, it’s Kate Flora, in the midst of a summer of visiting Maine libraries. One of the best things about talking mystery to a library audience is the questions you ask. So often there are questions I’ve never been asked … Continue reading

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Never mind what mother told you. . .

It’s Kate, and I’m talking today about teaching. A writer has to listen. That’s what I tell my writing students. As they sit there around the table, pens poised for the wisdom that a 28-year writer might have to impart, … Continue reading

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