Tag Archives: Thea Kozak mysteries

Thea Kozak’s Quick and Dirty Holiday Party

Kate Flora: This past Saturday, Ken and I gave our annual holiday party for our neighbors. When one of them asked how long we’ve been giving this party, I pulled out my ancient copy of Martha Stewart’s Entertaining and checked … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come

A Maine Crime Writers compilation of opening lines (or paragraphs) from works coming your way in 2018: Kate Flora: From the opening of Schooled in Death, the 9th Thea Kozak mystery It was Monday. Always the worst day of the week … Continue reading

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Inside or Outside: It's the season of conflict

Kate Flora here, pondering on a subject much on my mind this summer: How a writer balances Maine summer with the need to be at her desk. You know, from reading this blog, that I love being in my garden, … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Tuning Up Your Descriptions

Kate Flora: There are so many challenges facing a writer who is trying to craft fiction that sometimes descriptions fall far down the list. By the time an author has developed a cast of characters, created a plot filled with twists … Continue reading

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Thea’s Quick and Dirty Holiday Party

Kate Flora here, still busy doing my homework, way behind on holiday shopping, with nothing wrapped and no holiday tree. So you won’t be surprised to learn that when I sat down to write a blog post, I came up … Continue reading

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Growing New Ideas

Kate Flora here, bookending the week with another post. Lately, life has felt like I’m impelled forward by some unseen hand that is shoving and nudging me along from one task to another. My to-do list seems endless. I would … Continue reading

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Watch Your Language!

Kate Flora here, hoping I’ll write something today that will interest you. I had grand plans to continue my “little black book” series with a post about structure, but I was behind on my homework, it’s nearly time to start dinner, … Continue reading

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