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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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And I use shower caps to cover bowls of leftovers.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2019 on Are You Turning Into Your Parents? at My Weblog
I come from frugal Puritan stock (on both sides) so it's no surprise that I'm a basic "meat and potatoes" cook like my mom. I also wash out and reuse ziploc bags. I'm going to miss Malice this year, too, for the first time since Nevada Barr won best first for Track of the Cat. A family conflict ... but I hope to be back next year as usual.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2019 on Are You Turning Into Your Parents? at My Weblog
Apparently Elaine is at Sleuthfest! LOL.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on I'm Not Springing Forward This Spring at My Weblog
I love daylight savings time! The extra light in the evening is what makes outdoor dining with friends so enjoyable. Going back and forth is a pain, but if we could be on DST all year, I'd go for it.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on I'm Not Springing Forward This Spring at My Weblog
I don't think any of Agatha Christie's novels were more than 60,000 words; most of the Golden Age mysteries, in fact, seem to run around 180-200 pages max. When I bought the latest Galbraith for my Kindle, I wasn't aware until I saw it in a bookstore that it was 670-some pages. No wonder it was such a slog.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2019 on The Long and Short of It at My Weblog
I probably shouldn't comment as we are wintering in the Bahamas where a 'cold snap' means 69 degrees. At present, I'm reading a draft of Deborah Crombie's next mystery and feeling lucky to have mystery writers as friends!
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2019 on Winter is HERE! at My Weblog
I binge-watched Longmire. Also Orphan Black. Now that my novel's been turned in, I plan to catch up on Vera.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2019 on What Do You Binge Watch? at My Weblog
Debra, you are spot-on! Thanks for sharing your story with us. My Hannah Ives mystery series was orphaned twice, until she found a new home at Severn House. Keep writing ... is key. I love the idea of a reluctant chef!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2019 on Why Writing Isn't a Solitary Process 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
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
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
Onward and upward! The revolution has begun.
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
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!
LOVE it, Dean! Who knew?
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.
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
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!
I glad no horses were injured in the production of this novel! ;-)
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2017 on Straight from the Horse's Mouth at My Weblog
Seinfeld -- although it was "about nothing." LOL. And there are any number of series, particularly emanating from the UK, that hooked me over the years. "Danger, UXB," "All Creatures Great and Small," and the absolutely perfect "Foyles War."
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2017 on Vive l'Ensemble! at My Weblog
BLAME is already on my Kindle and as soon as I deliver my WIP -- soon, soon -- I'm planning to get right on it!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2017 on Fighting Fire at My Weblog