Weekend Update: January 12-13, 2019

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday), Joe Souza (Tuesday) Kate Flora (Wednesday) Vaughn Hardacker (Thursday), and Brenda Buchanan (Friday).

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

Lea Wait: Sunday, January 13, Lea will be interviewed about her THREAD HERRINGS by Harry Rinker on WHATCHA GOT? his nationally syndicated antiques and collectibles call-in radio show between  8:30 and 8:45 ET. To find out where the show airs in your area, check Harry’s website (www.harryrinker.com) The show also streams live at genlive.com – click on “Listen to Talk.”






Bruce Robert Coffin: Thursday, January 24th, Bruce will be interviewed by Frank O Smith from 6 – 7:00 pm in the Eleanor Conant Saunders Reading Room at the Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook. For more information: walkerlibrary.org


The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram 
has announced while they will continue to run national book reviews obtained from wire services, they will no longer run reviews of books by freelance reviewers about Maine, set in Maine, or by Maine authors. Maine authors, bookstores, and readers depend on these reviews. While this is a national trend, it’s a shame to see it happen in a state so rich in readers and writers. There’s a petition up at change.org if you’d like to sign it here.

Update: The Portland Press Herald says it will reinstate local reviews if 100 people buy a digital subscription using the promo code CARRIE. You can subscribe here.

Updated Update: The numbers are in. Freelance reviews survive. After tweet from Stephen King, readers respond to Press Herald pitch


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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3 Responses to Weekend Update: January 12-13, 2019

  1. Very disturbing being strong-armed into paying a subscription! But I was happy to do it for obvious reasons! Hope we get that quota fulfilled! Maine readers want to read about Maine writers!

  2. Lea Wait says:

    I subscribed, too. Whatever is necessary ….

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