Weekend Update: May 9-10, 2015

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Vicki Doudera (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday), Chris Holm (Thursday) and Jayne Hitchcock (Friday).

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

from Kate Flora:  On Wednesday, May 13th at 6:30, I’ll be at the Raymond, Maine library.

On Thursday, May 14th at 7:00, I’ll be on a short stories panel at the Leominster (MA) Public Library with Ruth McCarty, Susan Oleksiw, and Janet Halpin.

I’m also thrilled to be able to announce that retired Maine Game Warden Roger Guay and I have sold his memoir, A Good Man with a Dog: A Retired Warden’s Twenty-Five Years in the Maine Woods, to Skyhorse. We don’t have a pub date yet–sometime in 2016 is all I can say, but it was an honor to work with Roger and I’m very excited that the story can soon be read.

Stay tuned for more announcements about MCW summer events. We’re going to be EVERYWHERE!

Also, gearing up for a Maine summer, we want to do a weekend special on Maine recipes, so if you have an original recipe to share, please send it along. Some lucky person will be getting Moose and Lobster cookie cutters.

from Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett: And what Kate is too modest to share is that she has just been named a finalist for the Anthony Award in the category of “best critical or non-fiction work” for Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice. The winner will be announced at Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina in October. Way to go, Kate!


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.

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: May 9-10, 2015

  1. Mary Adams says:

    I need to get in touch with Barb Ross, Rick Copp, and Holly Simason. Please forward my email address to them so that I can communicate directly.

    By the way, I have loved the 5 Hayley Powell Food and Cocktail Mysteries I skipped through in no time, and am anxiously awaiting the 6th one. Author Lee Hollis is really the brother/ sister team of Rick Copp and Holly Simason. I first learned about them through Maine Crime Writers and I am so grateful! Also just about have finished Barb Ross’s newest Maine clambake Mystery. I read the first two and “Musseled Out” is just as entertaining. I am a Maine native and love the Maine settings of these fun-to-read mysteries. Some writers make the reader tired with all the details of solving the mystery but the Maine Clambake Series and the Hayley Powell series are pure entertainment and very well written. Keep them coming….Amazon will keep them coming to my door!

    • Mary,
      We don’t have any contact information for Rick Copp or Holly Simason. You can reach Barb by clicking on her photo on the side of this page. If you scroll down on that page, you’ll find a link to her website.


  2. sandy gardner says:

    congratulations on the Anthony nomination!

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