Weekend Update: December 3-4, 2016

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Brenda Buchanan (Monday) Dick Cass (Tuesday), Lea Wait (Wednesday), Susan Vaughan (Thursday) and Brendan Rielly (Friday).

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

Maureen Milliken and Jen Blood will be signing and selling books at the Belgrade Holiday Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Route 27, Belgrade Lakes, on Saturday (December 3). The first book in Jen’s new Flint K-9 series, The Darkest Thread, was released in October and the second in Maureen’s Bernie O’Dea mystery series, No News is Bad News, came out this summer.


Bruce and Kate along with the owners of Mainely Murders Bookstore at a recent event held at the Kennebunk Free Library.

Kate Flora is delighted to have received this e-mail this week: “It gives us great pleasure

windwardto inform you that your story, IDA MAE BUYS A CROWN VIC, has been selected for inclusion in BUSTED: ARRESTING STORIES FROM THE BEAT.” It’s always a thrill to have a short story selected for an anthology. This story about a timid wife and mother finding her calling as a police dispatcher has long been a favorite of mine and I’m so pleased it has found a home. Also still celebrating the fact that I have a story, Careful What You Wish For, in Level Best’s newly published collection: Windward


Bruce Robert Coffin will be interviewed in studio at WERU-FM 89.9 with Nancy Tancredi as part of Writer’s Forum at 10:00 am on December 8th. Also on December 8 at 6:30 pm he will be speaking at the Falmouth Memorial Library. Letterpress Books will be on hand selling copies of his novel, Among the Shadows, and copies Best American Mystery Stories 2016, featuring Bruce’s short story Fool Proof.

Lea Wait will be at the Unitarian/Universalist Holiday Craft Fair in Brunswick on Saturday, December 3, from 9 until 2. (Across the street from the front of the Curtis Memorial Library, at 1 Middle Street. And in addition to crafts, there’ll be soups, bread, desserts … and Christmas goodies.)

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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