Weekend Update: October 4-5

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett (Monday), Vaughn Hardacker (Tuesday), Vicki Doudera (Wednesday), Lea Wait (Thursday), and Barbara Ross (Friday).

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

Lea Wait: Happy to hear that large print rights have been sold for Twisted Threads, the first in my Mainely Needlepoint series, which will debut in January. And I’ll be making two appearances this coming week:  Tuesday, October 7, I’ll be joining about twenty other authors at an Author’s Fair at the Fogg Library in Eliot, Maine, from 5 until 7 p.m. And on Saturday, October 11, at 1:30 I’ll be speaking at the Glen Ridge Public Library (the corner of Bloomfield and Ridgewood Avenues) in Glen Ridge, New Jersey — the library where I worked after school and weekends when I was in high school. I’m thrilled to have been invited back to the place where I first started analyzing books and discovered The Writer magazine. That weekend I’m also looking forward to visiting with some old friends, as my high school class celebrates its (really? already?) 50th reunion.

boiledoverlargeprintcoverBarb Ross: Speaking of large print, my large print cover is now available. What do you think? The book comes out in January from Maine’s own Kennebec Large Print, an imprint of Thorndike Press.

In other news, I just got word Musseled Out, the next Maine Clambake Mystery will be produced for audiobook by Audible.

Kaitlyn Dunnett: For anyone who has not read my Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage series or missed the first couple of books, both book one, Kilt Dead, and book two, Scone Cold Dead, are available right now in the Kindle editions at a special low price of $1.99 each. This is a limited time offer. I don’t know how limited (I’m only the author) but if you’re interested, you can find them here:

http://www.amazon.com/Kilt-Dead-Liss-MacCrimmon-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00EFANRM4/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DNRCXCQ440QSWPGSNKY

http://www.amazon.com/Scone-Cold-Dead-MacCrimmon-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00DY8B2NE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1412424641&sr=1-1&keywords=Scone+Cold+Dead

In Kilt Dead, Liss returns to her hometown, Moosetookalook, Maine, after a career ending injury to work in her aunt’s store, Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium. After a long day working a booth at the local Scottish festival, she comes back to the shop to discover a body and the investigating officers thinks she’s the most likely suspect. In Scone Cold Dead, Liss’s former dance troupe (think Riverdance, only Scottish), is performing in Maine when someone decides this is a good time to kill off their unpopular business manager. Suddenly Liss’s oldest and dearest friends are all under suspicion.

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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