Weekend Update: September 30-October 1, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Kate Flora (Monday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Tuesday), Bruce Coffin (Wednesday), Brenda Buchanan (Thursday), and Dick Cass (Friday).

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

Kensington Books and Barnes and Noble have been running a promotion during September (Sept. 5 until October 5) featuring some of Kensington’s paperback cozies in an end cap display. If you buy three Kensington paperback cozies from B&N, you get another Kensington cozy paperback for free. And now there’s another neat wrinkle in the promotion. Everyone who buys a Kensington cozy paperback from B&N, in store or online, between those same dates and registers their purchase at http://sites.kensingtonbooks.com/kensingtoncozies/BN/ will receive a free Kensington Cozies recipe booklet plus a download code for the novel A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon on October 6 and be entered into Kensington’s Cozy Mystery Bonanza sweepstakes for a chance to win a $300 gift basket. One grand prize winner will be announced on October 6. Why are we promoting this here at Maine Crime Writers? Because one of Barb Ross’s cozies is on the B&N end cap and the rest of her Kensington books and all of the Kensington titles by Lea Wait and Kaitlyn Dunnett (in paperback) are part of this deal. And, if the response from the public is good enough, Kensington and B&N may continue the program. Win-win, right?

Scheduling next weekend? Saturday, October 7, will be the first annual Bath Literary Festival, co-sponsored by the Patten Free Library and The Mustard Seed Bookstore. Maine Crime Writers Brenda Buchanan. Bruce Coffin, Dick Cass, Gayle Lynds, Gerry Boyle, Jen Blood, Kate Flora, Lea Wait and Maureen Milliken — and others — will be at Waterfront Park in Bath between 9:30 and 12:30.

Do You LOVE Free Books? Until Oct. 2nd, Kate Flora’s publisher is offering a free download of her first Thea Kozak mystery, Chosen for Death, and seven other amateur sleuth mysteries. Here’s the link: http://mailchi.mp/ebookdiscovery/8-free-amateur-sleuth-mysteries-ends-oct-2

Sept 26 - Amateur Sleuths - Newsletter Graphic

Bruce Robert Coffin will be appearing at the Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook on Tuesday October 3rd at 6 pm. He will be reading from and discussing his latest novel Beneath the Depths. The Bookworm will be on hand selling copies of both Detective Byron novels.

And on Friday, October 6th from 5-8 pm, Bruce will be the First Friday featured author at the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association Library. MCMA is located at 519 Congress Street.

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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