Weekend Update: August 30-31, 2014

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Barbara Ross (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Sarah Graves (Wednesday), Kate Flora (Thursday), and Kaitlyn Dunnett (Friday).

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

vbts(small)from Kaitlyn Dunnett: Tuesday, September 2nd, is the release date for the paperback reprint of the 7th Liss MacCrimmon mystery, Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones, the one set at Halloween in Moosetookalook, Maine. The next new hardcover (Ho-Ho-Homicide) is a Christmas book, so it won’t hit stores until the end of October. Meanwhile, I’ve sent back the copy-edits for Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe (March 2015 pub date, w/a Kathy Lynn Emerson) and turned in the 9th Liss, tentatively titled The Scottie Barked at Midnight. That one will be out in about a year. Time now to take a deep breath. Then it’s back to work on the proposal for the 10th Liss MacCrimmon (“a reasonably detailed outline” due in December) and on turning the second book in the historical series, which has been “resting” in its very very rough draft stage, into something readable by January 15th. Busy. Busy. But at least I can do some of that sitting on the screen porch on the last lazy days of summer.

Lea Wait:  Congratulations, Kaitlyn! Great book! (I read it in hard cover.) My only news this week is that Tuesday morning I’m speaking at Career Day at Lincoln Academy in Damariscotta about careers for writers. Gee .. why did they ask me to do that?!

 

An invitation to readers of this blog: Do you have news relating to Maine, Crime, or Writing? We’d love to hear from you. Just comment below to share. Don’t forget that comments are entered for a chance to win our wonderful basket of books and the very special moose and lobster cookie cutters.

 

And a reminder: If your library, school, or organization is looking for a speaker, we are often available to talk about the writing process, research, where we get our ideas, and other mysteries of the business. Contact Kate Flora: mailto: kateflora@gmail.com

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