Weekend Update: February 25-26, 2023

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Charlene D’Avanzo (Monday), special guest Irene Drago (Tuesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Thursday), and Kate Flora (Friday).

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

February 28 is your last chance to snag Maggie Robinson’s cozy, 1920s-set Nobody’s Sweetheart Now for $1.99. Blurb, first chapter, and buy links: Nobody’s Sweetheart Now | Maggie Robinson

 Matt Cost has had the second book in the Mainely Mystery series, Mainely Fear, released into the wild on Audiobook.

This series is also highlighted in an article that Cost did for Digital Publishing that will be published on March 6th. It is about the transformation from bookstore owner to writer. Thirty years ago, he owned a mystery bookstore in Brunswick, Maine called The Coffee Dog Bookshop. That bookstore lives on in the Mainely series, as the protagonist, Goff Langdon, is a PI and a mystery bookstore owner.

Cost recently was on a radio panel discussing the effect that AI is and will be having on writers, authors, and books. Check out the panel of the Bonnie Graham Technology Revolution and can be viewed HERE.

Kate Flora recently introduced a great short program for the Sisters in Crime New England chapter on Shortcast, a short program for producing podcasts that is perfect for the intimidated. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yayf2UEZGHE

Kate Flora: And I just got the cover for a collection of short crime stories designed to showcase the contributors series books titled: A Sampling of Sleuths.

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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