Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday) Dorothy Cannell (Tuesday), a guest post (Wednesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Thursday), and Special Crime Wave Coverage (Friday).
In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:
Tuesday marks the launch of a new series by Kaitlyn Dunnett. The first “Deadly Edits” mystery, Crime & Punctuation, featuring retired teacher turned book doctor Mikki Lincoln, will be available in hardcover and ebook on May 29, with large print and audio to follow shortly. Publishers Weekly calls this cozy series, set in the Sullivan County Catskills of New York State, Kaitlyn/Kathy’s old stomping grounds, an “entertaining series launch” with “appealing” characters. In the opener, after more than fifty years away, Mikki returns to Lenape Hollow, the town where she grew up, and moves back into her childhood home. When she launches a new business as a freelance editor, the last thing she expects is that one of her first clients will end up dead, murdered in a way that eerily echoes a scene in the book she hired Mikki to edit.
The Maine Literary Award finalists have been announced, and the four finalists for the award for crime fiction are all MCW bloggers. Congratulations to Kate Flora, Dick Cass, Vaughn Hardacker, and Sandra Neily. Way to go, writers!
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