Weekend Update: May 21-22, 2016

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

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

Libraries who enter Sisters in Crime’s We Love Library lottery have to submit a photo of staff holding three books by SinC authors. The April winner was the New Gloucester Public Library here in Maine and they chose books by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Kathy Lynn Emerson, and Kate Flora. Congrats to the library, which will be receiving a check with which to buy books. And here’s the picture they submitted:

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In other Maine news, bestselling mystery writer Nevada Barr has set her newest Anna Pigeon novel, Boar Island, in Acadia National Park. If you’d like 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.

From Kaitlyn Dunnett: I’ve just added a special Scottie page to my Kaitlyn Dunnett website, for those who are interested in reading more about the two Scottish Terriers, Dandy and Dondi, who appear in The Scottie Barked at Midnight and will reappear, although only briefly, in Kilt at the Highland Games. You can find it at Kaitlyn’s Scottie Page  Enjoy!

May 24th Topsham Public Library’s Mystery Reader’s Roundtable (MRR) cordially invites you to their May 24 meeting at 3pm as they welcome special guest Charlene D’Avanzo, author of Cold Blood, Hot SeaAuthor talks are always interesting and engaging, but what makes this particularly fun is that Ms. D’Avanzo contacted MRR and asked if she could visit them!

Ms. D’Avanzo is from Yarmouth, Maine and is a marine ecologist, professor emeritus at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and has a passion for kayaking. Ms. D’Avanzo not only wants to entertain, but also hopes to educate readers about climate change with her first mystery. Her book will be available for purchase and signing at the group discussion. Full details here: http://topshamlibrary.org/special-events/author-to-visit-may-24/


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.

Keep those comments coming. Another bag of books and Maine goodies will go to one lucky person who reads and reacts to our blog posts.

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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