Weekend Update: April 16-17, 2016

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Barb Ross (Monday), Dick Cass (Tuesday), Chris Holm (Wednesday), Lea Wait (Thursday), and Brenda Buchanan (Friday).

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

from Kathy/Kaitlyn: This isn’t writing news, or mystery news, but it sure does relate to Maine. Saturday is the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race in Bangor, Maine. It’s a little hard to explain the appeal of watching canoes and kayaks tip over at Six Mile Falls, but this event is celebrating its fiftieth year and, for those Mainers who don’t make the trek to Bangor to watch in person, it’s broadcast live on channel 5, starting at 10 AM. I’ll try to find a video clip and put up a link later.

Murder by the Minute: On Sunday April 17th from 5-7 p.m., Maine crime writers Kate Flora, Brenda Buchanan, Maureen Milliken, Jen Blood, and Bruce Coffin will be at Bull Feeney’s Pub at 375 Fore Street in Portland, reading from our work. We’ll be joined by other Maine crime writers and hope you’ll come and join us and get a sneak peek at what we’re up to.

Here are a couple of photos from the launch event for A Good Man with a Dog, at the Pittsfield Library, Kate Flora, Roger Guay (holding a copy of his memoir), Bruce Coffin, and a clever yellow lab named Saba.

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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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2 Responses to Weekend Update: April 16-17, 2016

  1. David Plimpton says:

    Many of you who write crime fiction with a Maine historical backdrop may already be familiar with the Historical Atlas of Maine. But if not, it may be worth considering as a resource. I was fortunate to receive it as a birthday gift and, having started to read it, if I were to write a book which delved into Maine history anywhere from the Ice Age to modern times, I wouldn’t think of not consulting it.

    It’s a treasure trove of not only Maine maps (including, e.g., street atlas maps), but economic, industrial, environmental, political, ethnic, religious, demographic and other Maine history, rich in detail, source material and bibliography.

    Here’s some info:



    According to MaineCat, 38 Maine libraries have the book and it appears to be available for loan, as well as on-premises research use, from many of them.

    Have a wonderful school vacation week.


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