Weekend Update: October 7-8, 2023

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be a posts by Joe Souza (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Maggie Robinson (Thursday), and Kait Carson (Friday).

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

Time is running out to enter 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.

from Kathy Lynn Emerson: I’ve just hit “publish” on another e-book collection of backlist titles. This one is called Love and Murder in the Time of the Tudors and contains two full length novels of historical romantic suspense (Unquiet Hearts and The Green Rose), both originally published in 1994, and three short stories published in 2015-2017. These are “The Blessing Witch” (finalist for the Agatha award), “The Cunning Woman,” and “Mistress Threadneedle’s Quest.” All this for the bargain price of $7.99. This omnibus edition is (or will be shortly) available at all the usual e-book outlets, including Amazon, Apple, Barnes& Noble, and Kobo, and will also be available for your local library to borrow. Unquiet Hearts features family secrets, murder, and witchcraft in rural Lancashire at the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth Tudor. The Green Rose is set in the 1590s and deals with a betrothal of convenience, spies, murder (of course!), a company of players, and a wayward maid of honor to the queen.

Looking forward to this:

Kate Flora: Here’s the cover for my next Joe Burgess, coming (I hope) in December:

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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