Weekend Update: June 3-4, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Brenda Buchanan (Monday), Dick Cass (Tuesday), Lea Wait (Wednesday), Barb Ross (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:

from Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson: I have a couple of Goodreads giveaways going on, one under each name. For a chance at a brand new, autographed, hardcover copy of Scone Cold Dead, the second book in the Liss MacCrimmon series set in Moosetookalook, Maine, use this link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/238377-scone-cold-dead and for a chance at a brand new, autographed, hardcover copy of  Julia’s Mending, a novel set in 1887 in rural New York State and written for children ages eight to twelve, click here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/238693-julia-s-mending

Two of the Maine Crime Writers have stories in a new anthology, Noir at the Salad Bar, to be published July 18 and featuring short stories with a food connection. John R. Clark‘s story is titled “With Great Relish” and Barbara Ross has penned “Jane Darrowfield: Professional Busybody.”





Going to be near Southport, Maine (that’s a neighbor of Boothbay Harbor) Thursday, June 8? Lea Wait and her husband, artist Bob Thomas, whose work is on display at the library through June, will be speaking together at 7 p.m. about what it’s like to be an artist and

One of Bob’s Paintings

author married to each other. Lea’s books (and, of course, Bob’s paintings,) will be available for sale, and Bob is donating one-third of the price of his paintings to the Southport Memorial Library.  More info? 207-633-2741.




Bruce Robert Coffin: will be appearing at the Phillips Public Library, Saturday, June 3rd as part of the 3rd annual Readers, Writers, and Runners 5K event.

Bruce Robert Coffin: will be appearing at the Skidompha Library, 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, Tuesday, June 6 from 10:00 am to noon. He will be in the Porter Meeting Hall discussing his years as a detective sergeant and his novel Among the Shadows.

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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