Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Barb Ross (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Dorothy Cannell (Wednesday), and Kate Flora (Thursday), and on Friday we’ll have an interview with Little Sebago Lake resident, and Edgar nominee Al Lamanda. He is the author of the mystery novels Dunston Falls, Walking Homeless, Running Homeless, Sunset, Sunrise and First Light (Release date summer 2014.) He is an avid weight lifter, boxer and slave to his Maine Coon Cat.
In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:
Barb: We skipped last week, so I have lots of news. First of all, thanks to the Mainely Murders bookstore in Kennebunk for recommending Clammed Up as a great stocking stuffer. You can read their full December newsletter here. You’ll see books by Kaitlyn Dunnett and LOTS of other familiar names.
And finally, my short story “Home Improvements” is included in the anthology Someone Wicked, along with stories by twenty other fantastic writers. To learn more about it, click here. There’s also a Kindle version here.
Kaitlyn: Good news from my editor at Kensington on two fronts. They’re already working on sketches for the cover of next year’s Christmas book (Ho-Ho-Homicide), the one set on a Christmas tree farm. Guess what? There will be Christmas trees! Even better, he has approved the outline (actually a two page synopsis) for Liss #9, as yet untitled, the 2015 book in the series. The plot revolves around a Scottish Terrier, so if any of you folks out there are Scottie owners, I’d love it if you’d share anecdotes. I’m especially interested in knowing how a typical Scottie would react to temporarily sharing a house with Liss’s cats, Lumpkin and Glenora.
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.