In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:
Today (Saturday, April 29) Maureen Milliken, Gayle Lynds and Janet Morgan will all be at Wiscasset Public Library for a Sisters in Crime 30th Anniversary extravaganza. The library is holding an open house with the authors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the authors’ panel begins at 11 a.m.
It’s Malice Domestic weekend and Kate, Kathy/Kaitlyn, Barb, Lea, Jessie, and Bruce are all in Bethesda MD for the big event. We’ll try to post a picture or two during the weekend, and an update to the update, especially since Kate, Barb, and Jessie are all among the finalists for the Agatha award in their respective categories.
And if you’re not in Bethesda, and buy e-books on KOBO — you’re in luck! From April 27-May 1, in the US and Canada, Kobo will be selling e-books of Kaitlyn Dunnett’s KILT DEAD, Barbara Ross’ CLAMMED UP, and Lea Wait’s TWISTED THREADS, each for only $1.99. (Is there a rule against titles with more than two words??!)
Lea Wait would also like everyone in mid-coast Maine to know that she and her husband, Bob Thomas, will be celebrating the opening of an exhibit of Bob’s paintings at the Southport Memorial Library, 1032 Hendricks Hill Road in Southport, Maine, on Thursday, May 4, from 7 until 9 p.m. If you miss that night, the exhibit will be up from May 4 until June 30.
Lea is also excited to announce that she’s just signed a two-book contract with Crooked Lane for a series about two (very different) sisters running a restaurant on a (fictional) Maine island. The first in the series, tentatively called KINDRED SPIRITS, will be published in June of 2018.
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