Weekend Update: May 14-15, 2016

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Jessie Crockett (Monday), Bruce Coffin (Tuesday), Maureen Milliken (Wednesday), Lea Wait (Thursday), and Dick Cass (Friday).

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

Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 3.17.27 PMFrom Kate Flora: We’re running another giveaway for the month of May, the winner to be chosen from those who comment on May posts here at Maine Crime Writers. The prize is a Poe tote bag containing books by some of our regular bloggers. All you have to do to enter is post a comment on any blog appearing in May. The April prize, a Nancy Drew tote bag with goodies and books, was won by “Gram.” Runner up was “Skye,” who won a jar of Stonewall Kitchen blueberry jam.


In other news, bestselling mystery writer Nevada Barr has set her newest Anna Pigeon novel, Boar Island, in Acadia National Park. Want to meet her? She will be making two appearances at Maine libraries. On Monday, May 23 at 6:30 PM she will be at Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor and on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 PM she will be the guest of Gray Public Library in Gray, Maine. The Gray event will be held at the Spring Meadow Golf Club. Tickets are free, but must be acquired in advance. For more information, call 657-4110.

Vaughn C. Hardacker’s novel, THE FISHERMAN, was selected as a finalist in the Crime Fiction Category of the 2016 Maine Literary Awards by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. The winners will be announced at the SPACE Gallery in Portland on May 26, 2016.

Maureen Milliken is traveling south of the border to participate in the Local Authors Local Author Fairat Nevins Library(1)Fair at the Nevins Library in Methuen, Mass. The event is from 1-3 p.m. and there are a lot of cool authors to meet and get books signed by.

While Maureen isn’t a “local author” currently, she spent some of her formative newspaper reporter years in nearby Haverhill, where she worked at the Haverhill Gazette.

Please stop by and say hi to Maureen and the other authors!


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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3 Responses to Weekend Update: May 14-15, 2016

  1. Maureen says:

    Hello Kaitlyn, I enjoy the Mainen Crime Writers so much. I have visited Maine once last year on a bus tour with my sister and her retirement group and will be back in the beginning of June with the same tour. Visiting Booth Bay Harbor again will be wonderful, it’s so neat that Barbars Ross clambake series depicts this gorgeous town, especially seeing the most famous White Church on one of her book covers, amazing. Walking the footbridge into the heart of Boothbay is on the list of my favorite places to walk. I enjoy reading all of the comments, thanks to all of you, Maureen

  2. Kate – Thanks for the info about Nevada Barr’s visit. As an environmental mystery writer, she’s my heroine!

  3. Skye says:

    Gasp, another bag of books? What kind of news are you searching for regarding crime?

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