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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'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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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.