Author Archives: Brenda Buchanan

Making Writing Space, Redux

This post first appeared on the Maine Crime Writers blog on August 20, 2018. We’re just back from our annual visit to beautiful Brooklin, Maine, the inspirational place I wrote about here on MCW three Augusts ago. We had two marvelous weeks … Continue reading

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Maine Crime Wave 2018

This past weekend was the annual Maine Crime Wave conference and what a time we had. Acclaimed thriller and non-fiction author Douglas Preston was the Guest of Honor and the winner of the 2018 Maine CrimeMaster Award. He wowed the … Continue reading

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Reading and Watching

Most everybody who is anybody was at Malice Domestic the last weekend of April. This year I missed the fun. It would have been great to hang out with my MCW colleagues Lea Wait, Barb Ross, Kathy Lynn Emerson, Maureen … Continue reading

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Spring In My Step

It’s here!  It’s here!  It’s finally here! It was a long, damn winter, wasn’t it? The pre-Christmas snow. The post-Christmas cold snap that went on f-o-r-e-v-e-r. The ice and the slush and those three annoying nor’easters in the month of … Continue reading

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On Watching My Characters Take The Stage

Last week Barbara Ross posted some wonderful photos from the Portland Stage Company event on March 5th, where actors performed staged readings of work by Lea Wait, Dick Cass, Chris Holm, Barb and me. As Barb said, it was a joy to have our work … Continue reading

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The Winter Beach Between Two Storms

On this first day of Daylight Savings Time, we in coastal Maine find ourselves between two significant snowstorms. Last week we got a foot of dense, heavy snow, obliterating the brave crocus and tulips that poked their noses out of … Continue reading

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On comes the New Year

It is our custom to walk the beach on New Year’s Day no matter the weather, to inspect the sea and the detritus the waves have carried to shore. The first day of 2017 was sunny and warm with a … Continue reading

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Sunday Beach Photos – October 30, 2016

The much-needed rain finally came to an end late yesterday, and today dawned warm and sweet.  Scarborough Beach was beautiful, but I’ll let you see for yourself.

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Long Days, Wonderful Library Visits

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days. – James Russell Lowell   The long days last week on either side of the summer solstice were truly stunning, each one more beautiful than … Continue reading

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It’s spring, and I’m on the road again

Now that winter is behind us (the optimist writes on a day when the morning’s rain washed away the previous night’s annoyance snow, and the wind still howls outside the window) I’m out and about again, talking up Truth Beat in particular and … Continue reading

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