Scheduled to blog this week at Maine Crime Writers are Vicki Doudera (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Jim Hayman (Wednesday), Jayne Hitchcock (Thursday), Julia Spencer-Fleming (Friday) and on Saturday we’ll have an interview with Dorothy Cannell, who will be contributing the occasional post from now on.
In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly here at Maine Crime Writers:
from Kaitlyn Dunnett: I’ve been doing some guest blogging to promote Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones. If you’d like to know about five places to visit in Moosetookalook, Maine, from the point of view of Liss MacCrimmon’s Aunt Margaret, take a look at this fun feature at: http://aprairiegirlreads.blogspot.ca/2013/08/top-5-places-to-visit-in-cozy-town-by.html I’ve also done an interview at www.mochasmysteriesandmore.blogspot.com that will probably appear this coming week and features photos of my cats, the prototypes for Lumpkin and Glenora in the Liss MacCrimmon series.
from Barbara Ross: My publisher, Kensington is giving away 10 copies of Clammed Up, the first book in my Maine Clambake Mystery series on Goodreads. Only a few days left, so if you’re a Goodreads member, go sign up for one! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17239894-clammed-up
from Lea Wait: Two items from me this week. First, a note that if you’re near Wiscasset, Maine, the Old Jail on Federal Street (featured in my Finest Kind, and a wonderful 19th century jail and jailer’s house to visit that kids as well as adults will love) is also exhibiting my Winslow Homer Civil War wood engravings (the kind Maggie Summer sells in my Shadows mysteries) and other items (guns, swords, mess its, etc.) related to the Civil War. (The Homer engravings are also for sale, to benefit the Lincoln County Historical Association.) The Jail is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. through Labor Day.
And if you enjoy art and high end crafts, don’t miss the Stable Gallery opening Friday, August 16, from 5-7 on Water Street in Damariscotta. Food, libations, live music … and my husband, Bob Thomas, is one of the featured artists this month. I’ll be there, and would love to see you, too!
From Kate Flora: I’ve just learned that I’ll be teaching the mystery track at the MWPA Fall Retreat September 18-20th. Looking forward to exploring plot ideas and great openings with other crime writers.