Next week at Maine Crime Writers: On Tuesday, Kaitlyn Dunnett blogs, this time writing as her “evil twin,” historical novelist Kate Emerson. Then look for Vicki Doudera on Wednesday, Lea Wait on Thursday, and James Hayman on Friday.
In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly here at Maine Crime Writers:
From James Hayman: Decided on a new author photo for Darkness First and my James Hayman thrillers facebook page. A hell of a lot more menacing don’t you think?
From Kaitlyn Dunnett: The large print edition of Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones (Liss MacCrimmon #7) will be out from Center Point in hardcover on September 28. As is their custom, they’ve given it a different cover from the one used on the regular hardcover from Kensington. Here they are side by side. I have to admit to a preference for the Kensington version. Center Point sells mainly to libraries.
From Lea Wait: This will be a busy week for me. Not only am I doing final tweaks (a technical publishing word for checking for repeated words, wrong tenses, and other strange occurrences) for Shadows on a Maine Christmas, due to my publisher September first, but my husband and I will be entertaining three of his cousins for the week … and will be doing the Maine Antique Dealers’ Association show at Round Top on Business Route 1 in Damariscotta, Maine on Wednesday, August 28. Our booth is in the barn, but many of the seventy other dealers have outside booths for this fun and varied show. We dealers set up at starting at 6 in the morning, and it’s open to the public from 9 until 4. If you’re in the area, stop in and check out “Maggie’s” antique prints. I’ll also have copies of my books for sale in our booth.
From Susan Vaughan: I’m happy to announce that my romantic suspense trilogy, Task Force Eagle, is now available in all digital formats at http://www.smashwords.com as well as at Amazon and other online retailers. NYT Bestselling author Kat Martin says of the series, “Strong characters and plenty of romance.”
From Barbara Ross: It’s a crazy time for me with Clammed Up coming out September 3, and Boiled Over, the second in my Maine Clambake Mystery series due September 1. I’m happy to say Clammed Up has garnered another excellent review, this one from Suspense Magazine.
“Clammed Up is a terrific start to what promises to be a top-notch series, with a cast of characters I look forward to knowing better.”
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Kate, I like that there IS a large print volume for many reasons. This is where I look first in the library (besides the What’s New? section). One shortcoming is that they don’t list the author’s other books in the front pages. If I want to know what else has been written, I have to go to the regular print section. I like both covers. You can’t be in too many places in a bookstore, a bookstall or a library (or online)!
Good point, Judy. I’ve been very pleased that all but one of the Liss MacCrimmon mysteries were picked up for large print. And all of them are ebooks and selections at Mystery Guild book club. We haven’t cracked the audiobook market yet, but maybe someday. The more formats, the merrier!
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