Maureen always wanted to be two things: a journalist and a mystery writer. She's lucky to be both. Her debut mystery novel, Cold Hard News, set in her home state of Maine, combines her love for the area with her love for journalism. And lots of murder, of course.
Maureen is a newspaper editor and columnist and blogs at maureenmilliken.com
She lives in central Maine with her loyal hound, Emma, and her equally loyal cat, Binti.
The snowbanks in a small Maine town start to melt, and the town’s secrets begin to emerge. Bernie O’Dea, the editor of the Peaks Weekly Watcher, finally has a big story to cover when a body is found in a melting snowbank. As spring turns into an explosive summer in Redimere, Maine, the body count rises and the story gets bigger. Will Bernie's stories cost her and others their lives?
Tips on punctuation, word and usage errors, and other writing wisdom from a veteran editor in easy-to-understand language. This writing guide not only covers common mistakes and rules, but also has a liberal dose of cranky peeves from someone who's spent 30 years in a newsroom (and is also a freelance book editor). Want a hug? Wrong book. Want to get it right? Let's talk.