Weekend Update: April 18-19, 2015

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Sarah Graves (Wednesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (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:

from Kathy Lynn Emerson: On Monday, April 20, I’ll be making the last stop on the Agatha short story finalists blog tour. Along with Barb Goffman, Edith Maxwell and Art Taylor I’ll be visiting The Stiletto Gang. Then it’s on to Malice Domestic, which suddenly isn’t so very far away. If you missed the post when the four of us visited here, with links to read the stories and to the other stops on the tour, you can read it at rolling rally

Meanwhile, here in Maine (and Massachusetts, because Maine was part of that state until 1820) we’re celebrating Patriot’s Day (“the eighteenth of April in ’75/ Hardly a man is now alive” etc.) and school vacation week and the arrival (finally! maybe?) of spring. There is, however, still snow on the ground in a lot of places around the state.

One more thing, totally unrelated to any of the above. Here’s a link to Graveyard Shift for a very funny post that ran there last week.

From Kate Flora: On May 1st–now not so far away, Kate Flora, Barbara Ross, Lea Wait, and Kathy Lynn Emerson will be at the Malice Domestic conference in Bethesda, Maryland, where Kate, Kathy, and Lea are nominees for the Agatha Awards, and Barbara is Kathy’s publisher.

Remember: Only two more weeks to write that great crime story to submit to Level Best Books! Get crackin’. Submissions criteria at: http://levelbestbooks.com/submissions/

In case you missed this earlier in the week, and are just catching up with our doings, to celebrate National Library Week, we’re offering one lucky person who comments on a blog post this week a chance to win this great pair of socks:

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from Lea Wait:  Next weekend, April 24-26, I’ll be at the New England SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference in Springfield, Massachusetts. On Friday I’ll be available from 4:00-4:30 at one of the Mentor Tables;on Saturday I’ll be doing a signing; and Sunday afternoon I’ll be doing two workshops:  “Who is Real? Combining Fictional & Real Characters in Historical Fiction,” and “”The Best Writing is Re-Writing: The Art of Editing.” The conference’s title this year is “Think Outside the Crayon Box.” Looking forward to a weekend talking books for children!

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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3 Responses to Weekend Update: April 18-19, 2015

  1. Gram says:

    Now that spring is here (maybe) you are all getting busier. Enjoy!

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  2. Heather Elizabeth says:

    Would love to hear how it goes at the New England SCBWI conference next weekend. And, I love books and cookies! 😉

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  3. Amanda L says:

    Hooray for National Library Week! I’ve always been a big supporter of my local libraries, wherever I’ve lived. And those socks are fantastic!

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