Weekend Update: May 30-31,2020

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be a posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday), Kate Flora (Tuesday), 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:

From Kathy Lynn Emerson (writing as Kathy Lynn Gorton Emerson): You’re hearing it here first. I’ve just launched my first attempt at a self-published e-book with The Life of a Plodder: Fred Gorton’s 95 Years, the biography I wrote of my grandfather way back in 1980. It’s gone through several revisions since and was online at my website for ages, and now it’s available for the bargain price of $3.99 at numerous e-booksellers. Here’s the link to assorted buy links https://books2read.com/u/mlwvAP. It’s already up at B&N and iBooks and in the publishing pipeline for a Kindle edition. I’m hoping to be able to bring out a POD version later this year. If you’re interested in local (rural New York) history or just want to know what life was like from the 1870s to the 1960s, you might enjoy reading what Grampa Fred recorded about his family, friends, and neighbors. Hint: he was a terrible old gossip and wasn’t shy about expressing his opinions. Most of what is in the book comes directly from his diaries and the memoir he wrote when he was in his 80s.



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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