Weekend Update: November 28-29, 2015

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Kate Flora (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday), John Clark (Thursday), and Maureen Milliken (Friday).

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

Murder in the Merchant's Hall (192x300)from Kathy Lynn Emerson: December 1 is the official publication date for Murder in the Merchant’s Hall, the second of my Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, set in England in 1583. Of course, Amazon had been selling the hardcover for a couple of weeks, and it came out in England earlier this year, but it IS the launch date for the ebook in both Kindle and Nook formats. I’ll be blogging on that day at Severn House blog, Lady Killers and Wicked Cozy Authors.

Lea Wait: Congratulations, Kathy! Really looking forward to reading it! This next week is a busy one. Tuesday afternoon/evening December 1, I’ll be signing with other writers at the Barnes & Noble in Augusta, Maine, from 4 p.m. until about 7:30. The event is a benefit for the Manchester (Maine) Elementary School.

Then Thursday evening, I’ll be at Mystery Night at the New England Mobile Bookfair, 82 Needham Street, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts along with other Maine Crime Writers including Barbara Ross and Kate Flora. My signing time is 6-7, but there will be dozens (yes!) of New England mystery authors signing from 6 until 8 — plus you can enjoy refreshments while chatting with your favorite writer. Not to be missed annual event for anyone who loves mysteries — or has mystery lovers on their holiday gift list.

Then Saturday, December 5, selling my books and signing at the Holiday Arts Fair sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick, Maine, from 9 am until 2 pm.

Maureen Milliken and Kate Flora will be at the Belgrade, Maine, Holiday Craft Fair Gingerbread House Making and Craft Fair 2015from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons, about 15 miles north of Augusta on Route 27. It’s a great craft fair with a wide variety of gifts — aside from some very excellent Maine Crime Writer books, of course.

Kate is the award-winning author of the Joe Burgess mystery series as well as the true crime books “Finding Amy” and “Death Dealer.

Maureen is the author of Cold Hard News, the debut novel in the Bernie O’Dea mystery series, and will also be selling her non-fiction books “The Afterlife Survey” and “Get it Right: A Cranky Editor’s Tips.”

There’s also a gingerbread house making contest and food. Stop by and say hi!

Barb: Kensington, which is my publisher, and one of Lea and Kaitlyn/Kathy’s publishers, is having a big ebook sale in December. EBooks by all three of us will be on sale, along with a host of other New England Authors. If you’ve been resisting our charms, now may be the time to try one out. Sale starts 11/29.


6Great New England Authors5An 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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