Weekend Update: June 5-6, 2021

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Maggie Robinson (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Joe Souza (Thursday) and Susan Vaughan (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:

Maine Crime Writers Vaughn Hardaker and Maureen Milliken will be reading at a special virtual Noir at the Bar Saturday night, beginning at 7 p.m. Maine Crime Writer Brenda Buchanan will be the excellent moderator. Each author will read for five minutes, so be sure to have the wine bottle nearby so you don’t miss anything! This is an event of Maine Crime Wave, but you don’t have to have registered for Crime Wave to tune in and join the fun. Click here to get the link to attend. Besides Vaughn, Maureen and Brenda, other writers taking part are Tess Gerritsen, Rob Kelley, Jule Selbo, Alexia Gordon, Janet Murch, Jim Ziskin and Emily Bernhard.

from Kaitlyn Dunnett: For the month of June, the e-book of the most recent Liss MacCrimmon mystery, A View to a Kilt, will be on sale for $1.99. In this one, Liss finds a body, literally, in her own back yard. The Scotties also make an appearance. For a quick link to e-book outlets, you can click here: https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/9781496712677/a-view-to-a-kilt/




A final reminder, as time is running out: don’t forget to snap those photos so you can win our “Where Would You Put the Body?” contest. Entry information here:

‘Where Would You Put the Body Contest’ 

How do you enter? Send a photograph of your chosen spot to:WritingAboutCrime@gmail.com with “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. Maybe a Duck of Justice tee shirt? 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.

The winners for the Win a Book Wednesday offering of Katharine Clark’s Steal Away are L.C. Rooney and Julianne Spreng. Please send your snail mail address to: writingaboutcrime@gmail.com so we can mail you the book. Thanks to all our commenters and stay tuned for more Wednesday giveaways.










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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