Weekend Update: May 24-25, 2014

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by John Clark (Monday), Sarah Graves (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), Gerry Boyle (Thursday), and Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Friday).

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


Maine Crime Writers (two current and one alum) took the three spots as finalists for the Maine Literary Awards for Crime Fiction:

Paul Doiron for Massacre Pond
Al Lamanda for Sunrise
Barbara Ross for Clammed Up

The winner will be announced May 29. Kate Flora took top honors last year for Redemption. For a complete list of 2014 nominees in all categories look here.

Meanwhile, Maine continues its outsized role in recognitions in the mystery world in 2014. The nominees for the Anthony Award given at US mystery’s largest convention, Bouchercon, were announced this week. MCW alum Julia Spencer-Fleming is nominated for Best Novel for Though the Evil Days and Friend of the Blog, Chris F. Holm is nominated for Best Paperback Original for The Big Reap. Also in that category, unknown Mainer Stephen King for Joyland. For a full list of nominees, look here. Winners will be announced in November.

John Clark has a short story appearing in the May 31st issue of King’s River Life. http://kingsriverlife.com/

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 availble 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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2 Responses to Weekend Update: May 24-25, 2014

  1. Thanks for the mention, Kaitlyn! I’m in fine company, to be sure.

    • Belatedly chiming in to say congrats to Chris and to shift credit for the update on awards to Barb Ross, who reported the news on nominations.


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