When we Maine Crime Writers aren’t writing about the great state of Maine we’re often talking about writing in the great state of Maine. One of the fun things about being a mystery writer in Maine is that so many people want to talk to us about it.
The Maine Crime Writers has a panel we call Death and Desserts. And yeah, it’s just what it sounds like. We talk about Maine, writing, crime and mysteries, and then everyone eats.
Tomorrow (if you’re reading this Friday and yeah, I know I posted it late), I’ll join fellow Maine Crime Writers Bruce Coffin, Jen Blood and Vaughn Hardacker at the Carrabassett Valley Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. We’ll talk about writing in Maine. And then we’ll eat!
What? You thought Carrabassett Valley was only for skiers in the winter? Come on! It’s beautiful, even when you’re not careening down a snowy mountainside at 70 miles an hour. And that’s one of the things that makes Maine so great.
“Writing in Maine” may seem like a small topic, but it’s not. Our books take place all over the state (and in Jen and Vaughn’s cases, sometimes out of state). We have wildly different characters and cover all corners of the genre. Maine’s diverse and talented pool of crime and mystery writers means there’s an endless pool of information to draw from.
I’m excited, too, about being in Carrabassett Valley, up in Franklin County. That’s the heart of my Bernie O’Dea mystery series, and it’s always fun to talk about my books where they take place.
I know you’re getting cabin fever. The weather is supposed to be beautiful. So come on up to the library and check us out. Did I mention the desserts?
Maureen Milliken is the author of the Bernie O’Dea mystery series. Follow her on Twitter at@mmilliken47 and like her Facebook page at Maureen Milliken mysteries. Sign up for email updates at maureenmilliken.com. She hosts the podcast Crime&Stuff with her sister Rebecca Milliken.