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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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I have no idea, Hank! Acetone works, too, I hear, but I didn't have any handy.
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 3 days ago 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
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
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
Yes, the bottom has several big holes in it. Today they managed to turn the boat slightly and tip it over on its port side and you can now clearly see the temporary patches. I went down at high tide (2 pm) but the wind was too strong, blowing directly on the beach, so no progress was made.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2018 on Life on a Small Island: Shipwreck! at My Weblog
The BOLO went out on a Monday. Be on the lookout for Ellipsis, a thirty-foot sailboat with tanbark sails, overdue on a planned course from Puerto Rico to St Augustine, Florida, carrying a crew of two men and two dogs.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at My Weblog
Beautifully said, Elaine. We are all Sue's daughters. I remember reading A-C while on a trip to Stratford-on-Avon to visit my daughter, Laura, who was spending her junior year studying Chaucer at nearby Warwick University. When I got home, I immediately bought and devoured D ... and every letter of the alphabet since. I was fortunate to have been able to chat with Sue at Malice and at the Edgars one year; she was super supportive of other mystery writers. We shall miss her.
I’m excited to let readers know that Hannah’s sixteenth adventure, Mile High Murder, will be released by Severn House Publishers on December 30! To promote the launch, Severn House included me in a new feature on their website, Five Things... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at My Weblog
Awwwww! I love cute kitten stories. A shot in the arm during these troubled times!
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2017 on The Family Grows at My Weblog
Fish and chips by the seaside is my idea of a perfect day, Frances!!
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2017 on Whitby, Queen of the British Seaside at My Weblog
She’s b-a-a-a-a-ck! After a month of living on a sailboat, pretty much off the grid, it’s good to set my feet on dry land. Followers of the Femmes know that my husband and I spend approximately half the year –... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at My Weblog
The news has been so depressing lately that even the New York Times has been interspersing their briefings with pictures of pandas cubs. Meanwhile, I've been avoiding television and concentrating on the copy edits for the next Hannah Ives mystery,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at My Weblog
Cath, I remember our chats oh so many years ago about your efforts to locate your biological father! I'm so glad your efforts were successful.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2017 on The Family Vault at My Weblog
Dean, I agree about the careless errors you find in the trees of others! I'm super cautious when the only "proof" is from another person's family tree! I found one relative on my husband's side who died in 1835, and yet he somehow appears on the Civil War pension rolls. Uh, no!
Be afraid, Hank. is like an addiction!
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2017 on The Family Vault at My Weblog
Well, well, well Kathy Lynn Emerson. We must be cousins, then, because Samuel Gorton is my 9th great grandfather!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2017 on The Family Vault at My Weblog
It must be something in the air! Dean James and I are both caught up in our family histories! I’ve recently delivered Hannah’s sixteenth adventure, Mile High Murder, to my editor, and while I await her feedback, I’ve been visiting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at My Weblog
The Femmes Fatales are delighted to welcome guest blogger, Triss Stein, who will tell us all about her Brooklyn mystery series. -- Marcia ======= When I started writing my Brooklyn series, I wasn’t thinking several books ahead. The truth is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at My Weblog