Weekend Update: April 5-6, 2014

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts Gerry Boyle (Tuesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett, blogging as Kathy Lynn Emerson (Wednesday), Vicki Doudera (Thursday), and Lea Wait (Friday), with a special guest post from Susan Oleksiw on Monday. 

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

Vicki Doudera:  Book Launch Party for Deal Killer is finally (almost) here!  This Thursday, April 10th, at Cappy’s Chowder House, 1 Main Street in Camden, from 5 to 7 pm. Come say hi, get your newest Darby Farr Mystery, and enjoy refreshments. Now on to our other news…

Kathy Lynn Emerson: Big news from me this week. As Kaitlyn Dunnett, I’ll still be writing the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage series, but (drum roll, please) under my own name, I am now officially writing the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries for Severn House, starting with Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe, set in 1582/3 in England and Russia, which was then called Muscovy. Look for more details in my post on Wednesday.

Lea Wait:  Hurrah, Kathy! Can hardly wait to read the new series! Meanwhile, my week is busy .. today (Saturday the 5th) I’ll be signing at the Children’s Book Cellar on Main Street in Waterville, Maine, from 10 until 12. Sunday, April 6, the publisher of my Uncertain Glory is hosting a launch party for the book at Le Garage Restaurant, on Water Street in Wiscasset, from 4-5:30 … refreshments and cash bar. I’ll speak a little on Wiscasset and the Civil War. Then Thursday, April 9, I’ll be on a panel at Reading Roundup, a conference for Maine children’s librarians in Augusta. And on Saturday, April 12, I’ll be one of many children’s authors and illustrators signing books at the Cape Author Festival at Cape Elizabeth High School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hope I see many of you along the way!

shortmysteryfictionsocietyBarb Ross: Two book launches this week! We are busy crew. My news is “Give Me a Dollar,” Ray Daniel’s entry in Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold won the Derringer Award for Best Long Story from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. It’s a great story featuring Ray’s character, uber-hacker Tucker who will appear in a series of mystery novels starting with Terminated in August.

Now that she’s finished the book she’s been working on, Sarah Graves will be rejoining us as a regular blogger next month. Welcome back, Sarah!.


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.

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