Weekend Update: May 3-4, 2014

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Barb Ross (Tuesday), Sarah Graves (Wednesday), John Clark (Thursday), and Dorothy Cannell (Friday), with a special guest blog on Monday from Beth Oliver (aka Teagan Oliver), a Maine writer who is also a ghost hunter. Next weekend, we’ll post a special Weekend Update Report on this weekend’s Malice Domestic.

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

Dorothy Cannell, Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett, Kate Flora, Barbara Ross, and Lea Wait (and MCW alum, Julia Spencer-Fleming) are at Malice Domestic in Bethesda, Maryland this weekend. Dorothy is one of the three Lifetime Achievement Honorees (along with Joan Hess and Margaret Maron). Kathy/Kaitlyn is Guest of Honor and will be interviewed by Kate Flora on Saturday afternoon. Barb is up for two (count ’em, two!) Agatha awards, one for her short story “Bread Baby” and one for best contemporary novel for Clammed Up. Julia’s Through the Evil Days is also a finalist for best contemporary novel. Lea wrote Kathy’s profile in the Malice program book and will be doing a presentation in “Authors Alley” on Sunday, talking about her new Haven Harbor Needlepoint series. The Malice website, with more details, is at http://www.malicedomestic.org.

From Kathy/Kaitlyn: Just a side note: it was my post here on cussing in cozies that inspired the panel I’m participating in on Sunday morning at Malice. Nora McFarland will be moderating “Authors Who Tackle Difficult Subject Matter” and my fellow panelists are Jeff Cohen, Con Lehane, and Tracy Weber. It should be a lively discussion! 


Kate, Barb, Kathy/Kaitlin and Lea in Kathy’s Guest of Honor suite at Malice Domestic.

Barb's two (count'em) Agatha nominations at Malice Domestic.

Barb’s two (count’em) Agatha nominations at Malice Domestic.

John Clark Here: Enjoying the satisfaction of getting both the juvenile and YA Edgar winners right again. This makes two out of three times I’ve done this since starting to predict them here at MCW.

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: kateflora@gmail.com 

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