Weekend Update: October 23-24, 2021

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be  posts by Vaughn Hardacker (Monday), Darcy Scott (Tuesday), and Dick Cass (Thursday), with a group Halloween post on 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:

Longing for a library program? Curious about how writers find their characters? Then join us for a Zoom program at the Belgrade Library next Thursday.

Maine Crime Writers present Casting Call: How Writers Staff Their Mysteries.

Maine Crime Writers
Maine Crime Writers
Event Date:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 – 6:00pm

Maine Crime Writers will present a panel of four local authors to share their insights into writing. Learn how Kate Flora, Maureen Milliken, Susan Vaughan, and Maggie Robinson come up with their varied and interesting casts. If you’re a writer or a reader, this event will make you take a second look at your favorite characters and give you insight into writing your own. Here’s the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96521337579

And on a similar note, here’s a program including our own Kate Flora focusing on how writers create suspense:

CFA Mystery Night
” Sunday, October 31, 2021
” 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
CFA Mystery Night
Keeping The Pages Turning:
How Crime Writers
Create Suspense
Join CFA Mystery Night emcee and celebrated author Kate Flora to discover how to create suspense in fiction with mystery writers Susan Oleksiw, Dale Phillips and Susan Smith.
Register in advance for this meeting:

Susan Vaughan’s newest release, GENUINE FAKE, is free on Amazon through Sunday, Oct. 24. Here’s a short description: Someone is forging Gemma Bellini’s famous grandfather’s paintings and trying to kill her. She needs the man she never forgot. Haunted by his men’s deaths, former Army Ranger Boyd Kirby fears he can’t keep Gemma safe. When sparks between them ignite to flames, the danger escalates. To order, go here: http://getbook.at/GenuineFake

Next week, another sale! To celebrate Halloween, Susan’s most suspenseful book, according to reviews, PRIMAL OBSESSION, will be on sale for 99 cents Oct. 28-Oct. 31. Here’s a short description: On a canoe trip in Maine, Annie can’t help feeling a spark with gorgeous guide Sam. But can Sam keep Annie safe when she learns that a killer is stalking her through the wilderness? To order, go here: http://getBook.at/Primal-Obsession



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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