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About bethkanellbooks

My life is always a three-strand braid: love for Vermont, love of mysteries, and the need to write (and write better and better). Come visit and chat at any of my blogs and posts -- there's a big wonderful world of writing and reading, and we're in it together.

Sisters in Crime Embraces the New Hampshire Women’s Expo

Here’s a glimpse of the SinC New England team before the crowd flooded the Women’s Expo at the Radisson in Manchester, NH, this morning. We look organized and creative, right? Ready, set, let’s talk to everyone about SinC and the … Continue reading

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Subscribing to a Blog: Deep Conversation on Writing and Mysteries

Beth Kanell here, writing from Vermont, where the snowbanks are shrinking in March sunshine. Have you discovered the new media forum called Medium? It’s a sort of magazine of essays, with the very valuable addition of posting the estimated reading … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Clea Simon

  HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I just finished my thousand words for the day—yay—and I cannot being to tell you what a struggle it was. Every second, my monkey brain was suggesting I do something else. Check your email! Someone might … Continue reading

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PlotShots: What’s the Mystery?

Take Your Best… This week, Sisters in Crime New England challenges you with Mo Walsh’s latest creation: PlotShots: Take the writing prompt below and give us your best shot at writing a compelling crime story in 200 words or less! … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Rosemary Harris

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Rosemary Harris is the most adventurous person I have ever met. She’s—brave, in every way. She’s just as happy to be kayaking down the Dangeroso River (I made that up) as she is at the gala opening … Continue reading

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SinC New England Mystery Photo of the Week! March 24, 2014

Thanks to Maureen “Mo” Walsh, Sisters in Crime New England has a stash of photos — some of which have become true mysteries with time! Here’s one from Mo’s collection; can you name the event, guess the date, or name … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Cathy Pickens

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN:   We all love to soak up the knowledge of successful writers … right?  We madly attend classes in plotting, and character development and setting, in suspense and editing and structure and genre, and figure that if we … Continue reading

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