In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:
from Kaitlyn Dunnett: The first book in my Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery series, Kilt Dead, is on sale through the 22nd of this month as a Kindle download. Bargain price is just $1.99. We’re gearing up for the release of the paperback edition of last year’s hardcover, Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones [#7] on September 2nd and the debut of the new hardcover, Ho-Ho-Homicide [#8] on October 28th. In Kilt Dead, Liss returns to her hometown of Moosetookalook, Maine after a knee injury ends her career as a professional Scottish dancer. She’s agreed to take charge of the family business, Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium, while her aunt makes a buying trip to Scotland. What she doesn’t bargain for is finding a body in the stock room and being suspected of putting it there.
Lea Wait: Busy week, here! Saturday, August 16, I’ll be speaking about my Uncertain Glory and Maine during the Civil War at Willowbrook Village in Newfield, Maine. Willowbrook is a reconstructed 19th century village … a great place to talk about an historical novel. Wednesday, August 20, I’ll be putting on my Maggie Summer persona and displaying and selling both my books and my antique prints at the Maine Antique Dealers’ Association show at Round Top Farm on business route 1 in Damariscotta from 9 until 4. Lunch will be available, I’ll be one of about 70 dealers, and if you come looking for me — my booth is inside the barn. Then Saturday, August 23, at 11 a.m. I’ll be speaking about Shadows of a Down East Summer at The Yarn Seller, 264 Route 1, in York Maine. I’ll be bringing some of my Winslow Homer engravings to share, and will have copies of my other books available for purchase and signing, too. And I do have a manuscript due September 1 …
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. Don’t forget that comments are entered for a chance to win our wonderful basket of books and the very special moose and lobster cookie cutters.
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