Weekend Update: July 15-16, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Jessie Crockett (Monday), Maureen Milliken  (Tuesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Wednesday), Susan Vaughan (Thursday), and John Clark (Friday).

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

On Saturday morning, July 22, Dorothy Cannell, Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson, Kate Flora, Katherine Hall Page, Lea Wait and many other Maine authors will be in Lincolnville Beach for Maine’s annual Beyond the Sea Book Festival. We’d love to see you there.

On Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 pm, Lea Wait and Barbara Ross will speak and sign books at the Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St., Thomaston, Maine 04861 207.354.2453. We’d love to see you there!

Kate Flora, Barbara Ross and Lea Wait were all smiles

Last week, a bunch of us enjoyed meeting with readers (and other writers) at Books in Boothbay, an annual event held at Boothbay Railway Village.

Brenda Buchanan

Though this event is behind us, we thought you’d like to see photos of some of the crime writers who attended.

Richard Cass


Bruce Coffin









Want to win a free book? From time to time, we like to give presents to our readers.

The Maine Mulch Murder by A. Carman Clark

This month, one commenter on the blog will will a copy of Kate Flora and John Clark’s mother’s book, The Maine Mulch Murder. As some of you may know, A. Carman Clark was a journalist and edited the home and garden pages for the Camden Herald. She also loved mysteries. After listening to her complaints about mysteries with too much violence, or characters who lived improbably lives a country woman couldn’t related to, her librarian friends told her to go home and write her own book. So she did.

If you can’t wait to see if you win, here’s the e-book cover and a link to the e-book version: http://amzn.to/2tRckZr





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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4 Responses to Weekend Update: July 15-16, 2017

  1. Prentiss Garner says:

    I love the blog. I read it daily and am a fan of many of the contributors.

  2. Beth says:

    As a lover of Maine, mysteries and gardening, I love the background story of The Maine Mulch Mystery!

  3. Gail Arnold says:

    I’d love to win Kate Flora’s mother’s book. Kate is one of my favorite writers, so I’m sure her mother was good too.

  4. Ruth Nixon says:

    I’ve always wanted Kate’s and John’s mother’s book and never found it. Would love to own this book, I for some reason never realized it was in Ebook form. I’m a big fan of both Kate Flora and John Clark and I love how they have shared their mother with us.

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