Weekend Update: May 20-21, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Jen Blood (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Joe Souza (Wednesday), Jessie Crockett (Thursday), and Kate Flora (Friday).

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

From Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson: The Goodreads giveaway my short story collection, Different Times, Different Crimes (https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/235672-different-times-different-crimes) ends May 23. Up for grabs are five autographed copies of this trade paperback containing thirteen stories, three of them previously unpublished.

Kate Flora: If you happen to read this early enough on Saturday, Roger Gray and I will be at the Newport Cultural Center in Newport, Maine this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. to talk about A Good Man with a Dog, Roger’s memoir, finalist for the Maine Literary Awards.

On Sunday, Maine Crime Writers Maureen Milliken, Brenda Buchanan, and Kate Flora will be participating is Sisters in Crime’s Murder by the Minute at the Curtis Library in Brunswick. The event is from 1-3 p.m. and authors will be reading from their work. We’ll be joined by Gayle Lynds, Gin Mackey and Kate Cone.

And a reminder: Some lucky commenter is going to win a bag of books and Maine goodies. It could be you, so keep those comments coming.

In case you missed it, we’re thrilled that Maine Crime Writers Dick Cass and Kate Flora are finalists for the Maine Literary Award. The awards ceremony, also a fun Maine literary event, will be at the Space Gallery in Portland on June 1st.

Brenda Buchanan here with big congrats to Dick and Kate as well as MCW emeritus Gerry Boyle, the 2017 Maine Literary Award finalists. Solo Act, Led Astray and Straw Man are three terrific books by three terrific writers.

I’m checking in to say that at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, May 25 I’ll be over at the North Gorham Public Library, reading from my first Joe Gale mystery, Quick Pivot. I know several fine writers who are part of a longstanding writers group at NGPL and librarian Jennifer Plummer tells me it’s also haunted by a lot of mystery readers, so I’m hoping for a good group on Thursday evening. Please join us if you’re in the area.

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.

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

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2 Responses to Weekend Update: May 20-21, 2017

  1. Judy Furlow says:

    It started with Elisabeth Ogilvie and I am still entranced by Maine fiction.

  2. Sandy Ellison says:

    I’ve just read my first Kate Flora: I’m hooked! “Playing God” is on my recommend-it list. Joe Burgess can keep me busy while I wait for the next Lea Wait story.

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