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Marcia Talley
I write mystery novels set in the Chesapeake Bay region
Interests: Sailing the Chesapeake Bay, travel, knittting and reading.
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After a whirlwind three weeks, I am back home in Annapolis, Maryland, chained to my desk as I put the finishing touches on the 17th Hannah Ives novel, Tangled Roots. Husband Barry is helping by slipping thin food under the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at My Weblog
I'd choose hearing, although you'd have to be able to tune in selectively or the cicadas in the summertime could drive you bonkers!
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2018 on A Femme Fatale with Extra Gears at My Weblog
And you didn't even need a photo ID!
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2018 on You May Already Be a Winner at My Weblog
I'm pro Provel, too.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2018 on Missing a Slice of Home at My Weblog
Spot on, Grace. And if a s/s idea pops up, I find it's worth the time to write something down before it evaporates!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2018 on Keeping it Short at My Weblog
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Recently, I was being interviewed for an article in UpStART Magazine (watch this space!) and the interviewer asked what I found particularly satisfying about writing short stories, as opposed to writing novels. I gave her a short answer, but since... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at My Weblog
Sometimes when I walk by a mirror and catch sight of myself I think, "Who is that old woman?" It's scary how much I resemble my grandmother as I age.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2018 on Mirror, Mirror at My Weblog
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by Marcia Talley For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the boating season. As my husband and I made our way back up the Intracoastal Waterway last week -- dodging speeding motorboats, maniac jet ski drivers and, yes, even... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Marcia Talley of the Femmes Fatales. Regular readers of the Femmes Blog will recall that two weeks ago, I was “at sea.” Literally. Twice a year – in October and again in May – my husband and I venture... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at My Weblog
Whoo whoo whoo! You won the Tony Ryan award and (gasp!) $10,000! Now you can buy the drinks at Malice Domestic. Ha ha! So proud of you, Sasscer. You persisted! Brava!
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I was bemused recently by two negative Amazon reviews for FLAMINGO ROAD, my novel that appeared last April. The reviews didn’t upset me, as Amazon ratings for the book currently average four-and-a half stars out of five. Besides I found... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at My Weblog
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How would you build your life if you were an adventurous woman living 100 years ago? I think most of us would do what we were told. We would go to school as long as our parents thought fitting. We’d... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at My Weblog
Onward and upward! The revolution has begun.
I have no idea, Hank! Acetone works, too, I hear, but I didn't have any handy.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2018 on Repairing an Earring, Hope Town-style at My Weblog
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April 1 is publication day for Mile High Murder!! I live in Maryland where marijuana has recently become available for medical purposes and where the legislature is actively considering legalizing the weed for recreational use. To date, nine U.S. states... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at My Weblog
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The earrings are among my favorites: pea-sized black and white marble balls free-floating in ebony rings. They weren’t expensive – I’d bought them for ten pounds at a craft fair in England – but they match the swirly black and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at My Weblog
Even though I've read all your stories ... except Devil ... I want them all together in one place. Congratulations on this collection, Elaine, and the super cover! See you at Malice!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2018 on How Do You Like My New Cover? at My Weblog
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One might think that daily life would be leisurely and, yes, a little bit dull, while living half the year on a small island in the Bahamas. On the contrary, here in Hope Town my husband and I are far... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at My Weblog
Wow! Now you're given me an idea of what to do about the UK ebook publication of my first 6 Hannah's! LOL. Congratulations, Elaine, especially for getting your rights back to all those wonderful novels which -- IMHO -- are well worth re-reading!
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2018 on New Covers for the Novels You Love at My Weblog
I LOVE this Frances! Half the fun of writing, at least for me, is the research. One can get lost it in!
Dana, I love this! Once you get Storyknife built, I will definitely apply for a spot. What's the weather like there?
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2018 on C is for Cabin? at My Weblog
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The Femmes Fatales are delighted to welcome guest blogger, Dana Stabenow. Do you remember the 2000 movie, Pay It Forward? Well, Dana is doing just that! Dana writes: "In 1989 I won a residency at Hedgebrook, a retreat for women... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at My Weblog
LOVE it, Dean! Who knew?
Oh, Sue! How sad for you, too. But Ellipsis seems to have led a good, adventurous life, and ending it here in the beautiful Bahamas after being cared for by many loving hands is sweet, in a way.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2018 on Life on a Small Island: Shipwreck! at My Weblog
Tamie, he's in one of Truman's cottages over near LVA.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2018 on Life on a Small Island: Shipwreck! at My Weblog