Weekend Update: August 27-28, 2016

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Brenda Buchanan (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett (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:

Jimmy FallonFrom Kaitlyn Dunnett: So, I was minding my own business, checking Facebook, and what should pop up but Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show holding up my mystery novel, Ho-Ho-Homicide, the eighth entry in the Liss MacCrimmon series. This is great! Free publicity! It would have been even better if he wasn’t doing it because he was sharing the next segment of his “Do Not Read” list. You can see the video at  https://www.facebook.com/Kaitlyn-Dunnett-1490240871270635/timeline/ by scrolling down to the link. I’ll be blogging this coming Thursday about what it was like to suddenly find my book in the spotlight.

Saturday, August 27 — Maureen Milliken, Jen Blood and Lea Wait will be joining an impressive group of women crafters and several authors of children’s books at the Designing Women show at Longfellows Greenhouses, 81 Puddleduck Road, in Manchester Maine. The show is from 9:30 until 4:00, and the show supports the Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center in Winthrop, Maine. Great place to buy crafts and books for yourself- or for Christmas gifts!

Also on Saturday, August 27th, Kate Flora and Roger Guay will be signing copies of A Good Man with a Dog at Sherman’s in Camden from 1-3. And on Thursday, September 1st, we will be at Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta at 11:00.

In case you missed it, Kate Flora, Lea Wait, and Dorothy Cannell were at the Carmel Library last week for a Death and Desserts event. We are still recovering from the amazing chocolate overload, but Maine Crime Writers are very happy to be invited to any library, whether they serve chocolate or not, so let us hear from you!!

Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 3.17.14 PMAnd remember, we’re closing in on the end of our August give-away (which actually extends through Labor Day–maybe we should call it the “End of Summer” give-away?) and we know that you really want to own one of those fabulous Nancy Drew tote bags full of books and Maine goodies. Just remember to leave a comment on any one of our blogs, and you’ll be eligible.

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

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12 Responses to Weekend Update: August 27-28, 2016

  1. Gail Arnold says:

    Any publicity is good! I think being on the Do Not Read list is an honor!

  2. C.T. Collier says:

    The faces Jimmy Fallon made in that clip– priceless. I guess that’s why they pay him the big bucks. It was really obvious he’d never read the book. Awesome publicity for you and your series, Kaitlyn!!

    • I agree. Even when he’s obviously poking fun at something, he does it in a way that isn’t insulting. Certainly not when compared to some of the book reviews I’ve had over the years!

  3. Sally Chadbourne says:

    I agree – (almost) any publicity is good publicity, especially when it involves Jimmy Fallon. And it was the first time I could say I own a signed “Do Not Read” selection! Congrats, and keep us posted on how this publicity works out for you.

    • Enjoy that “treasure” Sally. Someone suggested I have stickers made up to put on my books, like the ones that say “local author” or “autographed copy,” but it would have to be an awfully big sticker to have room for “This book made The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’s Do Not Read list.”

  4. Prentiss Garner says:

    Lea, any FREE publicity is GOOD!

  5. Gram says:

    I would advise everyone to join in the drawing for the Nancy Drew tote – among other goodies. My librarians all want one. I use it to take books to and from the library.+

  6. León Flint says:

    Don’t worry, Kaitlin, I’m sure nobody takes his advice anyway. 🙂
    And I would love to win the drawing. I’ve been a Nancy Drew fan since childhood and still have my old copies with their worn blue covers and that iconic silhouette on the front.

  7. Linda Lord says:

    Ho ho to great publicity. An honor indeed!
    Very best wishes.

  8. Jane says:

    I really really really want that Nancy Drew tote bag. After all she was the one who got me hooked on reading mysteries!

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