Weekend Update: September 30-October 1, 2023

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

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

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 October 15.

Matt Cost will be doing an October book tour. For one week. On October 3rd, he will be in conversation with author Jon McCarthy at the Madison Public Library at 6:30 p.m. On October 4th, he will be at the Windham Public Library at 6:00 p.m. speaking about the evolution of a book. He will be doing this same talk the next afternoon at the Auburn Public Library at 4:00 p.m.  On October 7th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Cost will be signing books at the Barnes & Noble in Brunswick. On Sunday, October 8th, he will be traveling to Ipswich, Massachusetts to attend, sign, & sell books at the Language Lives Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, October 3rd at the Topsham Library it’s Making a Mystery with Dick Cass, Jule Selbo, and Barbara Ross. Using prompts from the  audience for character names, occupations, setting, motive, and weapons, they, along with the audience, will compose a mystery on the fly. Along the way, the authors will speak about their process and the types of mysteries they write.

A 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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