Weekend Update: October 18-19, 2014

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett (Monday), Vicki Doudera (Tuesday), Al Lamanda (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:

Barb Ross: If there are any librarians out there who are going, I’ll be at the New England Library Association conference this Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 in Boxborough. MA. My publisher has supplied copies of Clammed Up to give away. I’d love to see you there.

Then on Saturday, October 25, 2014, I’ll be at the Boston Book Festival. I’ll appear on the panel “The Whydunnit in Crime Fiction,” at 10:00 a.m., First Church Chapel, Berkeley & Marlborough Street with Sheila Connolly, Ray Daniel, Arlene Kay, Marian Lanouette, Edith Maxwell, Liz Mugavero, Leigh Perry, and Maine Crime Writers own Kate Flora, along with host Julie Hennrikus

Then I’ll be in the Sisters in Crime New England booth from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., selling and signing books.

Lea Wait: Tuesday., October 21, at 7 p.m. I’ll be speaking at the Curtis Library in Brunswick, Maine as part of their Mystery Authors Series. I love visiting the Curtis Library, and will even “raffle off” an advance copy of Twisted Threads, which won’t be published until January.

Currently I’m booking school visits (talking about my historicals for ages 8 and up for grades 4-8, or my mysteries, and how to write them, for high school or college students) for the spring of 2015. For details about my visits, see my website, http://www.leawait.com

And — looking for a special book to read or give at Christmas time? The Library Journal has a great list of new books to choose from which includes work by Sharon McCrumb, Anne Perry, Donna Andrews, Fern Michaels, and my Shadows on a Maine Christmas and Kaitlyn Dunnett’s Ho-Ho Homicide. Check them all out at http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2014/10/books/fiction/Christmas

ahmmkk1Kathy Lynn Emerson (aka Kaitlyn Dunnett): The podcast I recorded while at this year’s Malice Domestic is now up at Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine‘s website. Here’s the link to listen to 45 minutes or so of me reading “The Kenduskeag Killer” (set in Bangor Maine in 1888):  http://ahmm.podomatic.com/entry/2014-10-17T08_13_18-07_00  Enjoy.

P.S. The artwork shown here went with the original story in the April 2005 issue of the magazine.



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:  mail to: kateflora@gmail.com

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