Weekend Update: February 13-14, 2016

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Barb Ross (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Brenda Buchanan (Wednesday), Bruce Coffin (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:

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Registration is now open for Maine Crime Wave, April 9 in Portland, Maine. Check out the details at http://mainewriters.org/2016-maine-crime-wave/

Notice how many of the authors listed as presenters are present or past bloggers here at Maine Crime Writers. We are well represented!

Bruce Coffin is too shy to share this, but we’re thrilled to repost this news from Facebook page:

I am pleased to announce that late yesterday afternoon I received an email from Otto Penzler, editor of Best American Mystery Stories, informing me that my short story, “Fool Proof,” which appeared in Best New England Crime Stories 2016, has been selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Best American Mystery Stories 2016.
This anthology, slated to be released in early October, contains 20 mystery stories regarded as being the most outstanding to have been originally published in North America during the 2015 calendar year.

Our own Barbara Ross was one of the editors of Red Dawn, Best New England Crime Stories, in which Bruce’s story originally appeared. As Barbara noted: Her tenure as an editor at Level Best began with an Edgar nomination for Maine writer Judy Green, and ended with Bruce’s story being chosen for Best American Crime Stories.

It’s a simple fact: there are WONDERFUL writers in Maine

Speaking of wonderful writers, if you’d like to win a handful of books by writers we like, leave a comment to this weekend update. And please share the news about the Maine Crime Wave far and wide.

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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1 Response to Weekend Update: February 13-14, 2016

  1. Bruce Robert Coffin says:

    Thanks, Kate! Thanks also to Leslie Wheeler, Barbara Ross, Kat Fast, and Mark Ammons for giving my story a chance!

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