Weekend Update: May 22-23, 2021

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Sandra Neily (Monday), Dick Cass (Tuesday), Maureen Milliken (Thursday) and John Clark (Friday). Some Wednesdays from now on will be “Win a Book Wednesday” with giveaways, drawings, and announcements of winners. Be sure to stop by at mid-week to see what’s new.

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

Coming on Wednesday:

For “Win a Book Wednesday” this week’s book will be copies of Steal Awayalong with Kate Flora’s story of how she became Katharine Clark for this heart-stopping story of a child’s kidnapping. Drop in and leave a comment and a copy could be yours!




Sisters in Crime is doing a series of podcasts about writing. Here’s the latest, featuring a chat with Kate Flora:


Maureen Milliken is the guest of A Freethinkers Bookstore for “May is for Mystery with Maureen Milliken,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 27, via Zoom. We’ll talk mysteries, Maine, and more!  It’s free, of course, but you know how the Zoom world is. Gotta register. So, to register, click here

Still plenty of time to enter:

‘Where Would You Put the Body Contest’ 

How do you enter? Send a photograph of your chosen spot to:WritingAboutCrime@gmail.comwith “Where Would You Put the Body?” in the subject line and the photo’s location in the body of the email. There will be prizes for First, Second, and Third place–books of course and other Maine goodies. You may enter no more than three photographs, each one entered separately. They must be of Maine places and you must identify the place in your submission. Photos must be the submitter’s original work. Contest will begin May 1st and will run through June 15th.




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. We also do programs on Zoom. Contact Kate Flora

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