Weekend Update: September 24-25, 2022

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Dick Cass (Monday), Matt Cost (Tuesday), and Charlene D’Avanzo (Thursday).

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

From Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson: The big news at our house is that my husband’s first full length fiction is now available as an e-book. Well, Hell: The Yarns of Bobby Wing, Constable of Skedaddle Gore, Maine, had its origin in three short stories that appeared in three successive editions of Best New England Crime Stories. The protagonist, Bobby, moved to Skedaddle Gore when he retired from the Coast Guard and accepted the job as constable because the extra income would help cover his tab at Sally’s Motel and Bar and Live Bait and Convenience Store. The job description was vague: just handle the “little things” that come up from time to time. He doesn’t carry a badge or a gun and isn’t allowed to arrest anyone, but somehow those “little things” end up including everything from a severed head to a body on ski lift. But don’t worry. It’s not all murder and mayhem. There’s plenty of Maine humor, too. Here are the links to buy the e-book:https://books2read.com/u/mZEeLp

 Kate Flora: I just recorded a podcast for Murder We Write. A lot of fun. If you’re interested in some of my thoughts on writing, and upcoming books, you can find it here:




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

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4 Responses to Weekend Update: September 24-25, 2022

  1. Shelley Burbank says:

    Hello Maine Crime Friends!

    First, congratulations to Sanford Emerson on the book. It sounds fun! And I’ll be checking out the podcast, Kate.

    Second, I do have some news to share. My short story “The Writing on the Wall: A Modern Retelling,” a contemporary mystery set in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, was recently chosen to be included in a Partners In Crime (SinC San Diego chapter) anthology. The anthology, CRIME UNDER THE SUN, will be available in Fall 2023 at Bouchercon (and elsewhere) and is an official Sisters in Crime publication. I’m very psyched about this!

  2. John Clark says:

    Congratulations to the most notable curmudgeon in Franklin County. May you gain an abundance of readers.

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