Weekend Update: March 12-13, 2016

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Bruce Coffin(Monday), Brenda Buchanan (Tuesday), Jen Blood (Wednesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Thursday), and Lea Wait Friday).

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

from Lea Wait: On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week I’ll be visiting the Hermon Middle School (in Hermon, Maine.) I love making school visits! I’ll be talking to classes about my historical novels set in Maine, addressing an all-school assembly, and running three writing workshops. Busy days — but always refreshing to spend time with young readers (and writers.)

from Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson: Just to give folks in the area near Longmeadow, MA a head’s up, I’ll be participating in a mystery writers panel at the Storrs Library on Monday, April 4th, with Susannah Hardy/Sadie Harwell and Sharon Healy-Yang. The program starts at 6:30 PM and will run for about an hour and we’ll be selling and signing our books afterward. You can find the library’s website at  longmeadowlibrary.org There is a form there if you want to register in advance to attend the program, but we won’t turn away anyone who decides to come at the last minute.

presscardss_vertfrom Maureen Milliken: April is turning out to be the coolest month for me (see what I did there, English majors?). The latest development is that 0n April 27, I’ll be talking about Journalism and Writing at the Belgrade Public Library in Belgrade, Maine. The library asked me this week, saying that patrons are familiar both with my work as a columnist for the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal, as well as my mystery novel Cold Hard News, which, of course, the library has on its shelves. The big question is, does more than 30 years as a journalist provide any kind of foundation at all for a mystery writing career? We’ll find out! I’m looking forward to the answer, too.


This joins a number of other upcoming events including one at my childhood library Lithgow, in Augusta, Maine; a panel appearance at Maine Crime Wave on April 9, reading from No News Is Bad News, the second in the Bernie O’Dea mystery series and due out this summer, as well as several other cool events. For details and/or to sign up for my “weekly” emailed updates, go to maureenmilliken.com.

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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