Weekend Update: September 10-11, 2016

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

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

from Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson: Next Saturday, September 17, Jen Blood, Kate Cone, Lea Wait and I will be in the gazebo just outside the New Gloucester Public Library in New Gloucester, Maine at 1 PM to celebrate the $1000 grant given to the library by Sisters in Crime. We’ll be talking about and selling our books and there will be food. Everyone welcome.

Our friends at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, who run a fabulous mystery author series every fall, have asked us to share the schedule, which includes two of our MCW writers:

Tuesday September 13: Ron Chase author of The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery
Tuesday September 20: Maureen Milliken author of Cold Hard News and No News is Bad News
Tuesday October 4 : Amy Ray author of Dangerous Denials
Tuesday October 18: Chris Holm author of The Killing Kind and Red Right Hand

All programs are at 7pm in the library’s Morrell Meeting Room.

Susan Vaughan is excited to announce the publication of the first two books in her new four-book series, The DARK Files. In DARK MEMORIES, after witnessing a murder, Laura Rossiter hides under an alias at a Maine lake resort where she feels safe. Until old flame Cole Stratton walks back into her life. Now a Fed with DARK, he has come to protect her and flush out a killer. As dark memories assail them and a killer closes in, they must learn to trust each other—before their future is extinguished forever. In DARK COVER, Nick Markos inherited the shame of his brother’s terrorist dealings. Hoping to uncover the terrorists’ plot, DARK installs Vanessa Wade as Nick’s fiancée. Amid galas and intrigue, they cannot deny attraction, but is their relationship only a charade? One that can explode—along with a terrorist bomb? The DARK Files ebooks are available on Amazon.

bloodonthebayoulogoIf you’re coming to Bouchercon in New Orleans, you can find Maine Crime Writers and the Maine Crime Writer-adjacent (i.e Chris’s spouse, the wonderful Katrina) at the following places.

Thursday, September 15

12:30 to 2:30 Barbara Ross will be reading and signing at the Kensington Librarian’s Tea, Bissonet Ballroom

3:00 to 3:50 Barbara Ross will be on the panel Small Plot of Land, Small Towns, Mardi Gras ABC, signing immediately after in the Book Room

7:30 to 8:30 Bruce Robert Coffin will be signing at the HarperCollins Group Signing, in The Book Room

Friday, September 16

7:30 to 9:00 Bruce Robert Coffin will be on the New Author Breakfast Panel, Bissonet Ballroom, third floor Marriott

11:40 to 12:10 Chris Holm will sign at Mystery Mike’s Table in The Book Room

12:00 to 1:00 Barbara Ross will be a the Cozy & Proud meetup, location tbd.

2:00 to 2:50 Chris Holm will be on the panel We Don’t Need Another Hero: Author Thunderdome, Mardi Gras D, with signing immediately following in the Book Room

Saturday, September 17

10:30 to 11:20, Katrina Niidas Holm will moderate the panel What Is And What Should Never Be: Ever-changing Trends In Genre Fiction, Mardi Gras D

12:00 to 12:50, Chris Holm will moderate the panel Bad To The Bone: Antiheroes, Mardi Gras ABC, with signing immediately following in the Book Room

5:00 to 6:00 Bruce Robert Coffin will be attending the Blogger Meet and Greet for Witness Impulse Authors at the HarperCollins Room in the Marriott.

Sunday, September 18

9:00 to 10:00 Bruce Robert Coffin will be on the panel The Heat is On, Outdoing Yourself with Each New Book, Mardi Gras ABC, with signing immediately following in the Book Room


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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