Weekend Update: July 29-30, 2023

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Thursday), and Brenda Buchanan (Friday).

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

Yes, friends, it’s back: Our “Where Would You Put the Body?” contest

It’s Maine Crime Writers “Where Would You Put the Body?” contest – late summer/early fall edition. 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. There will be prizes for First, Second, and Third place–books of course and other Maine goodies. 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 run through the middle of October.

 Matt Cost will be signing books at Sherman’s Maine Coast Bookshop in Portland on Saturday, July 29th, from 1-3 p.m. Cost will be having an early launch of his book, Mainely Wicked, at the Mere Creek Golf Course in Brunswick on Friday, August 4th, from 5-7 p.m. There will be live music, oysters, and wine tasting to complement draft beer and other snacks. And then on Saturday, August 5th, Cost will join 50 other authors at the Topsham Public Library to sign and sell books from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kate Flora did a recent podcast on writing true crime, which you can listen to here:


On Saturday, August 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Topsham Library will be holding a Maine Author Fair. A number of Maine Crime Writers will be participating, including Maureen Milliken, John Clark, Vaughn Hardacker, Dick Cass, Matt Cost, and Kate Flora. Drop by and say hello. Get some signed books.

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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