Brewing up mysteries at Crime Bake 2014

Thankfully no real bodies

After a twenty year wait, two decades of raising kids and working a day job, I finally attended the annual writers’ conference sponsored by Sisters in Crime, a group formed in the 1980’s to raise awareness that women mystery writers made less money than their male counterparts. Men are allowed in, of course. What fun […]

Give me Liberty, or give me Liberty Craft Brewing

Getting ready for the Grand Opening

Okay, I’m not good with puns. But I couldn’t resist in this instance. Maine’s newest little brewery will celebrate its grand opening on October 18, 2014. Guy Hews just doesn’t have enough to do. Not only does he work full-time inspecting bridges as an engineer for the state of Maine, he recently turned a long-time […]

Get cooking: without a stove?

This will be the first dish I make when I get the new one! Osso Buco & Happy Birthday to me

It’s October 1st and I’ve been without a stove for exactly two weeks. How have I been getting along? Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….. Does that convey my frustration well enough? Frankly, though, because I’ve been working with “go with the flow” for so long, not always successfully, mind you, I’m going to be okay. Even though we will […]

Interview! Interview! Beer book gets traction

Allagash Brewing Company logo

Interviews, visits and more interviews were on my agenda this past week, and the beer book is chugging along. Monday it was a reunion with Rob Tod, owner of Allagash Brewing Company in Portland. Last time Rob and I met about fifteen years ago, (or longer!) he had a ponytail halfway down his back and […]