Weekend Update: August 23-24, 2014

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Barbara Ross (Monday), Vicki Doudera (Tuesday), Lea Wait (Wednesday), James Hayman (Thursday), and Al Lamanda (Friday).

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

Lea Wait: Saturday, August 23, I’ll be speaking about my Shadows on a Down East Summer, in which Winslow Homer is a major character, at The Yarn Seller, 264 Route 1, York Maine, at 11 a.m. I’ll be bringing a few Homer wood engravings for “show and tell,” and will have copies of all my books available for purchase.

From the Kathy Lynn Emerson half of Kathy/Kaitlyn: I have news of another sort. Awhile back I wrote about 100 pages of what was supposed to be an Elizabethan thriller with (alleged) witches. It really didn’t work as a novel, but out of that 100 pages, I recycled two short stories about Old Mother Malyn, the local herb woman, and her granddaughter Joan. “The Blessing Witch” and “The Cunning Woman” both take place in 1570 and I’ve had the very good luck to find homes for both of them. “The Blessing Witch” will be in the next New England anthology, Rogue Wave, which will be published in November. “The Cunning Woman” has just been accepted by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. No publication date yet on that one. The moral: no writing is ever wasted. Heck, if I really look, there may be one or two more short stories in that 100 pages.

 

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.

 

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: mailto: kateflora@gmail.com

 

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