Weekend Update: November 15-16, 2014

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by John Clark (Monday), Sarah Graves (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett (Thursday), and Vicki Doudera (Friday).

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

Kate Flora: Just got an e-mail from my publisher with this news about Death Dealer:

“Award-Winning Finalist in the “True Crime: Non-Fiction” category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards” – DEATH DEALER: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice (9780882824765) by Kate Clark Flora

And Kate adds this, from Joshua Bodwell at MWPA:

MAINE CALLING BOOK CLUB Don’t forget that Roxana Robinson’s “Sparta”—winner of the 2014 Maine Literary Award for Fiction—is the November pick for MPBN’s Maine Calling Book Club. Read the novel and tune in for the discussion at 12pm on Wednesday, November 26. *As an added bonus, we hear that Kate Flora—winner of the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction—is going to be one of the panelists for the Nov 26 discussion!


Finally, at the risk of making this update too Kate-centric, here are two little YouTube videos of me reading from my two new books at my book launch party on Thursday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vIQSc-Z7tQ KATE FLORA #09 11/13/14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq3HSewjnig KATE FLORA #11 11/13/14

Lea Wait:  Reading this on Saturday, November 15? Live near the Maine Mall in South Portland,

51qkuGEqAxL._AA160_[1]Maine? Then com’on over and say hello! I’ll be signing copies of my UNCERTAIN GLORY at the Islandport kiosk from 3:00 until 5:00 this afternoon. Next weekend? I’ll be signing copies of my recent books (including SHADOWS ON A MAINE CHRISTMAS and UNCERTAIN !cid_487CF410-53E3-4F9A-B4E9-3E3180900689GLORY) at Studio 53, 53 Townsend Avenue, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine from 5-8 Friday night, November 21, from 7-11 Saturday morning (early birds!) and from 1-2 Sunday afternoon the 23rd. Studio 53 also has wonderful art, high end crafts, and jewelry — a great place to start (or end!) your Christmas shopping.



Kaitlyn Dunnett: I’ve just heard from my agent that the title I picked for next year’s Liss MacCrimmon mystery, The Scottie Barked at Midnight, has been approved by the powers that be at Kensington Books. Yea! It will be out in November 2015. To my surprise, it’s already listed at Goodreads, which is where I’ve been concentrating my social media efforts lately. If any of you good folks reading this are also on Goodreads I hope you’ll visit my author pages there. I have one as Kaitlyn Dunnett and another as Kathy Lynn Emerson and both of us are always glad to accept new “friends.” I keep my reading list at Goodreads, for those of you curious about what books I have recently read. Most of the list is on Kathy’s page, but I’m gradually dividing my reading by putting traditional mysteries on Kaitlyn’s booklist while the historical and paranormal novels and the nonfiction stay with Kathy. And yes, sometimes it is confusing having a split personality!!

BoiledOverfrontcoverBarb: This week I was thrilled to learn that Boiled Over was nominated for an RT Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award–Amateur Sleuth. So pleased! http://www.rtbookreviews.com/award/2014/amateur-sleuth

Also, it must be title approval week at Kensington, because my editor and I also agreed on the title for the 2016 Maine Clambake book–Fogged Inn!


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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1 Response to Weekend Update: November 15-16, 2014

  1. Lea Wait says:

    Congratulations to everyone – especially Kate! (But kudos to Barbara and Kathy, too.) Sound as if this was a pretty terrific week for Maine Crime Writers!

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