Sunday Update: October 13, 2013

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Jim Hayman (Monday), Jayne Hitchcock (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday), John Clark (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: If you were looking for the radio interview I mentioned last time (at www.blogtalkradio.com/literarynewengland ), it was aired October 7th, but I’m the “and more” in the lineup. The author of Eat, Pray, Love and two other writers are up first, but I hope that if you download the interview or stream it, you’ll listen all the way to the end to get to me. A little easier to access is my guest blog, recently posted (as Kathy Lynn Emerson), at http://trace-evidence.net/ a blog from Linda Landrigan, editor of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

From Kate Flora: A happy week for me. So many irons in the fire that my head is spinning. The contract for Death Dealer, my next true crime, is in the mail, and the contract for And Grant You Peace just landed on my desk. My newly redesigned website is almost finished and will go live one day soon. I’m writing the book proposal for A Good Man with a Dog, the retired Maine game warden’s memoir that I’ve been working on for the past two years, and a wonderful woman down in Atlanta, who I found through Elance, is available to tart it up and take it from a writerly document to a marketing one.

I just got the cover for Stone Cold, the newest crime story collection from Level Best Books, and am already curious about how readers will react to my story, “Family Jewels,” in the collection. People often ask where writers get their ideas, and this one came from a clipping that my husband’s secretary, Dina, sent me. Who knew that our deceased loved (or not so well loved) relations could be made into diamonds? Or what those diamonds would be like?

Lea Wait: Finished final edits on Uncertain Glory, my historical for young people to be published next spring .. next stop: proofing! (Pre-order now on Amazon!) Now doing some research for Time’s  Twisted Threads, my first in a new series for Kensington, and backing up my husband, who’ll be helping to close down the Stable Gallery Friday October 18 (last week to stop in Damarsicotta at the gallery in 2013!) and preparing for a show in New Hope, PA, that opens November 2.

Plus., today, October 13, I’ll be heading for the Museum and Old Jail in Wiscasset – a site in several of my historicals set in Wiscasset. I’ll be docenting there from noon until 4, when the summer exhibit of my Winslow Homer Civil War wood engravings exhibit will close, and the site will close for the winter. It’s been a good run this summer. I’ve loved that my engravings are at the Jail … and the same engravings are now in an exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art. Being an antique print dealer has its rewards!

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.

 

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