Weekend Update: September 19-20, 2015

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Brenda Buchanan (Monday) Chris Holm (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), Jessie Crockett (Thursday) and John Clark (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/Kaitlyn Dunnett: Next Saturday, September 26, I’ll be doing a “chat with the author” and book signing at Liberty Public Library, Liberty, New York. That’s my old home town and I’m going back for my 50th (gulp!) high school reunion.

Also, I’ve finally taken the plunge. I’m on Facebook (although I don’t really know what I’m doing yet) and you can see (and hopefully like) my page by using this link: Kaitlyn on Facebook

Meanwhile, this weekend, as in today, lots of MCW authors are at Murder by the Book

Lea Wait: Have fun at your reunion, Kathy! In addition to being at Murder by the Book, Kate Flora, Dorothy Cannell and I will be speaking  at the Rangeley Library,  7 Lake Street, in Rangeley, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 22.  And on Thursday, September 24, I’ll be speaking at The Mustard Seed bookshop in Bath at 7 p.m. Busy week!

Kate Flora: Wow, Kathy. I hear the 50th is really fun. And now, with apologies for “marketing” but it’s part of our job. The group of five who’ve written a novel about a serial killer are trying out something new and fun for the book launch:

We’re Launching Beat, Slay, Love with Thunderclap:

What is Thunderclap? It’s a new crowd-promoting site where your friends donate a tweet or a Facebook or Tumblr status to help get the message out. With Katy Munger, Kate Flora, Gary Phillips, and Taffy Cannon (the creators of the great and powerful Thalia Filbert) we’re launching our new book in just 14 days! Charlaine Harris calls it “An incredibly sly mystery… everything you’d want when you bite into a dish: suspense, spice, and a new take on an old classic.”

Can you help us with a tweet or status? We’re looking for 100 supporters. It’s simple and powerful, plus you get ‘Thalia Filbert’s Killer Cocktail Party’ book full of deliciously sinful drinks and appetizers, some featured in the novel when you do. Check out the details at the site. (Click below) It’s safe, friends, you can connect your account and let it post just once for you on October 1. Thank you!

Thunderclap campaign: http://bit.ly/BSL-thunder

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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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