Weekend Update: January 9-10, 2016

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Wednesday), Brenda Buchanan (Thursday), and Kate Flora (Friday).

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

Lea Wait: Excited that this week the third book in my Mainely Needlepoint series, THREAD AND GONE, was published! So a few events to celebrate it …THREAD

Sunday night, January 10, I’ll be Lisa Haselton’s guest at The Writer’s Chatroom, an online venue, from 7 until 9 p.m. EST, when I’ll be answering questions (from YOU??) To find out more, check http://www.writerschatroom.com … and join Lisa and I Sunday evening! It should be fun! As I say when I speak to groups in person: no subjects are off-limits!

 

Then, if you’re in Maine, I’ll be out and about later in the week. Thursday, January 14, I’ll be speaking about my Mainely Needlepoint series (and anything else you’d like to hear about) at the Prince Memorial Library , 266 Main Street, Cumberland, Maine. Copies of all my books will be available.

Then Friday, January 15, I’ll be one of about 25 authors and illustrators who’ll be signing our books from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Nerdy Authors Evening at the Falmouth Elementary School in Falmouth, Maine. (This is a part of the 3rd Nerd Camp New England — for more info see http://nerdcampnorthernnewengland.blogspot.com)

If you missed this last week, several Maine Crime Writer regulars, as well as our guest bloggers, will be participating in a discussion of the Portland Stage Company production of The House of the Baskervilles and talking mystery in Maine at the reception that follows. Here’s more about that:

See THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and then join Crime Writers Kate Flora, Gayle Lynds, Lea Wait, Chris Holm, Paul Doiron for a discussion immediately following the Sunday, January 31st 2pm Matinee at the Portland Stage, 25 Forest Avenue! Complementary wine and cheese reception to follow discussion. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover in this cheeky spoof adapted by Stephen Canny and John Nicholson of the hit comedy team Peepolykus. This rollicking good show has Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson unraveling the mystery of Sir Charles’ death and the curse of the hound! Packed full of the verbal and visual ingenuity that Peepolykus is known for, this fast-paced comedy offers a slapstick adaptation of this classic tale featuring three actors in various roles. http://www.portlandstage.org/show/the-hound-of-the-baskervilles/

And looking farther down the road, final plans are being made for the Maine Crime Wave, Maine’s own mystery conference, to be held at the Portland Public Library on Saturday, April 9th, with a repeat of last year’s fun Friday night event, Two Minutes in the Slammer. Stay tuned for more details.

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: mail to: kateflora@gmail.com

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