Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Jim Hayman (Monday), Susan Vaughan (Thursday), and Barb Ross (Friday). On Tuesday we’ll have a special Christmas post.
In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:
Kate Flora: I’m taking a break from writing and editing the week after Christmas to read the new books I’m getting (I hope!). Meanwhile, this popped up on the MWPA Facebook page this week, and it is too wonderful not to share: http://pages.towson.edu/lieb/bestchristmascard.html Writers will appreciate this; readers will get a glimpse into what we go through when we submit what we think is a finished manuscript.
In other news, the winner of our newsletter giveaway is Carole Price, and those books will be heading out to California soon. But don’t despair, because there WILL be other giveaways. We love our readers.
And here’s another chance for you to get involved: For our New Year’s post, we’re putting up pictures that are especially Maine. If you have one you’d like us to include, send it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Kaitlyn’s link to the “Best Christmas Card Ever” led to a hilarious document. Thanks for the fun! Although this is my first comment I’ve been enjoying this blog since I started following it recently. I especially enjoyed Lea Wait’s post on living in an old building in Maine. Her love of historic buildings came through clearly. As one who has both built contemporary homes and rehabilitated a much younger (100 year old) structure, my sentiments about older homes are mixed. History over function can be a tough choice.
Level Best Books is now taking submissions for their next short story anthology. It is for New England writers only. Crime based but no torture of children or animals. 5000 words or less. The Sister’s in Crime weekend is when the winners are announced who get into the next anthology. Just type in Level Best Books for the submission requirements. Must be submitted before the last day in April.