In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:
From Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka Kathy Lynn Emerson; aka Kate Emerson): As Kate Emerson, I got a bit of an ego boost this past week. I was notified that Royal Inheritance, the last of my “Secrets of the Tudor Court” non-mystery historical novels, has won “the coveted 2013 Single Titles Reviewers’ Choice Award.” To be perfectly honest, I had never heard of this award before, but I have no objection to being able to use the adjective “award-winning.” Plus I get to display this nifty logo.
From Kate Flora: Exciting news this week as we announce the Inaugural Maine Crime Wave, Maine’s own one-day crime writing conference. The conference will be at the Glickman Library at USM on Saturday, April 19th. Panels on the many aspects of the genre and on the business of writing featuring our own Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett. Workshops on character, plot, setting and creating suspense by MCWriters Gerry Boyle and Kate Flora and alums Paul Doiron and Julia Spencer-Fleming. Keynote speech by Tess Gerritsen. Details and registration: http://mainewriters.org/2014-maine-crime-wave/
From Lea Wait: That’s wonderful news from both Kathy Lynn/Kaitlyn and Kate! I’ll just report in that (weather permitting) I’ll be speaking at the York Library in York Maine at 7 p.m. Tuesday the 18th, along with fellow Maine Crime Writers Gerry Boyle, Jim Hayman and Al Lamanda. If you’re in doubt as to whether the program is on or off, call the library that day to check. (Snow date: March 25.)
And a reminder: You have until March 1st to send Jen Blood your signed books as part of Authors for Troops: http://jenblood.net/authors-for-troops/
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. Contact Kate Flora: firstname.lastname@example.org