Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Vaughn Hardacker (Monday), Charlene D’Avanzo (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Thursday), and a special guest (Friday).
In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:
Many of us had a wonderful time last weekend at Books in Boothbay:
Sandra Neily here: I so enjoyed Books in Boothbay this year (reorganized into AM and PM sessions). It’s not often we get to have in-person sales with browsing readers. (I have found that saying my female narrator has hot flashes and arthritis issues as she tap dances through murders in the Maine woods … helps women reach for “Deadly Trespass. “).
Fellow author (and mastermind of this blog) Kate Flora suggested I share this amazing Getting Published chart with you. After library appearances, I often send it out to those who want to understand various publishing paths. Do sign up for Jane Friedman’s newsletter if you are any kind of writer or would-be writer. She’s been my guide for many, many years.
Matt Cost here: I had a great time connecting with fellow Maine authors and readers at Books in Boothbay last Saturday. What a fantastic writing community Maine is!
On Saturday, July 16th, I will be doing a talk comparing the latest books in my two mystery series at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library at 1:00 PM. The focus will be on Mainely Angst, the fourth book in my Mainely Mystery series set in Brunswick, and Mouse Trap, the third book in my Port Essex/Clay Wolfe series based loosely on Boothbay Harbor.
On Wednesday, July 20,, I will be doing a talk comparing the latest books in my two mystery series at the Readfield Community Library at 6:30 PM. The focus will be on Mainely Angst, the fourth book in my Mainely Mystery series set in Brunswick, and Mouse Trap, the third book in my Port Essex/Clay Wolfe series based loosely on Boothbay Harbor.
I am excited to announce the re-release of my historical, At Every Hazard; Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War, by Encircle Publications on August 10th. Here is the brand spanking new cover.
The Biddeford Library is hosting a craft talk with author Karen Odden on Monday, July 18th. Check out the details on the library website.
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, along with the very popular “Making a Mystery” with audience participation, and “Casting Call: How We Staff Our Mysteries.” We also do programs on Zoom. Contact Kate Flora