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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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Thanks Art and Mark. It captures he theme of the book perfectly and is eye-catching to boot. Someone suggested I should get this as a tattoo. LOL.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Cover Reveal! at My Weblog
Readers may remember last year about this time I became deeply involved in researching my family history. Tangled Roots is one of the happy results. My research for Tangled Roots began with the obvious first step: I spit into a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at My Weblog
I voted! Thanks for taking my slot today, Joanna. I'm in deadline hell!! With a broken finger!
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2018 on Small Details at My Weblog
P.S. I just donated to Carnegie Library in MaryAlice's memory and my donation was matched!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2018 on Mary Alice Gorman, 1944 - 2018 at My Weblog
Amen, Kate! And how fitting was her last Facebook post, urging us all to get out and VOTE!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2018 on Mary Alice Gorman, 1944 - 2018 at My Weblog
To make a donation to Carnegie Library in Mary Alice's name, go to:
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2018 on Mary Alice Gorman, 1944 - 2018 at My Weblog
I know! Pizza and wine and authors go so well together! And we'd stay at the fabulous Inn at Oakmont. I'm not sure when I started attending the Festival, but I must have gone over a dozen times, bring three or four authors along on a fabulous road trip. Lunch at Jean Bonet Tavern, Tea with the Librarians in Oakmont. Hundreds of people lining up for hours, even in the rain, to be among the first in the door. And because Richard and Mary Alice always seated us in alphabetical order, a goodly number of my author friends are in the R - Zs. I'm looking at you, Elaine Viets! And Victoria Thompson, and Wendy Corsi Staub,and Julia Spencer-Fleming, and Denise Swanson and ... and ... and.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2018 on Mary Alice Gorman, 1944 - 2018 at My Weblog
I'm still in shock. Thinking today about contributions in Mary Alice's honor -- ACLU for sure, and the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh where she was on the board.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2018 on Mary Alice Gorman, 1944 - 2018 at My Weblog
Sad news has reached me today about the sudden death of Mary Alice Gorman, founder and long-time owner with her husband, Richard Goldman, of Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, PA. I am stunned, and heartbroken. Mary Alice and Richard were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at My Weblog
In these dark times, especially today, I find myself asking, “What would Florence do?” So I made 4 phone calls to key Senators and agreed to write 50 postcards. WWFD? Yup.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2018 on Here Comes the Judge at My Weblog
I love the picture of Cousin Florence on her "Votes for Women" pilgrimage. Would you mess with that woman? I think not!!
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2018 on Here Comes the Judge at My Weblog
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my first cousin twice removed, Florence Ellinwood Allen. In 1922, Florence was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court, making her the first woman to serve as a judge of the highest court of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at My Weblog
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
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.