Dorothy Cannell here. Had a great time at Boothbay Book Festival last Saturday. Appreciate Sherman’s providing copies of my books Murder at Mullings and Sea Glass Summer for sale. Enjoyed talking to readers.and being at a table with other Maine crime writers. Always fun getting together and talking shop. Some of us, including Kathy Lynn Emerson, Kate Flora, and Lea Wait, will also be signing books at Beyond the Sea in Lincolnville Beach, Saturday July 26th. My time slot is 11 – 1p.m. The store is owned by Nanette Geonfriddo and it is a great favorite of mine. If ever I need to send a gift to someone and am not sure what to get, I go there and always find exactly the exactly the right thing. If you would like to know which other Maine authors will be attending you can email info@BeyondTheSeaMaine.com. Another benefit of the signings is that Lincolnville Beach is charming.
I just heard from my publisher Severn House that the hard cover run of Murder at Mullings has sold out apart from a few copies. Nanette will have some available along with the trade paperback of Sea Glass Summer. Another short run of Murder is planned for end of July. The trade paper edition will be available in three months. I’m extremely pleased sales have done so well.
Meanwhile I am racing to the finish of Death at Dovecote Hatch, second in this new series, by the August 31st deadline. I could be done now if summertime in Maine weren’t so delightful that I keep succumbing to the urge to be outside instead of holed up in my basement office. Luckily, it has only one tiny window high on the wall, but there’s a rose bush outside and sometimes the scent pours in.
In my next life I plan to be a Carmelite nun with very bad adenoids. Also another problem – I’ve come to sympathize with my murderer and it’s been waking me in the night. Wonder if I’m becoming too soft hearted for this job.
Hope to see some of you at Beyond the Sea.