Weekend Update: June 9-10, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Dick Cass (Monday) Lea Wait (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday), John Clark (Thursday), and Jessie Crockett (Friday).

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

Lea Wait: This is an exciting week for me! Tuesday the 12th my first Maine Murder Mystery, DEATH AND A POT OF CHOWDER, debuts, under the name Cornelia Kid

I’ll be launching the series on Facebook, on the page “CLB June 12 Launch” (CLB  is Crooked Lane Books, the name of my publisher.) I’ll be on-line between 2 and 3 in the afternoon and 6 and 7 in the evening (Eastern time) and at other times Grant Hetherton, Eva Gates, and Richard Koreto will be posting about their books debuting that day. We’ll have giveaways, trivia, plot teases, recipes … it should be fun!

Then Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m., I’ll be in Groveland, Massachusetts, speaking at the Nichols Village, 54 Main Street, about my new series. My talk will be co-sponsored by Nichols Village and the Langley-Adams Library, and copies of my books will be available for purchase and signing. The talk will be open to the public — hope to see some of you there!

 A Contest! This one should be a lot of fun, and we hope to see entries from many of you.IMG_1393 The subject: Where Would You Put the Body?

The contest: Send us a photograph of the place you’d put a body, along with a description of why you chose that spot.

Where do you send it? To writingaboutcrime@gmail.com

What will you win? This nifty Poe tote bag and a bunch of books and other goodies.

What’s the deadline? Thursday, June 28th. Grab your camera and send us those pics.

Last weekend, most of us were at The Maine Crime Wave in Portland, the annual conference/gathering of the crime writing community. Here are some pictures:

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MCW group

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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