July Meeting

Donna Lagone“There will not be a steering committee meeting this month as everyone on the committee is away. I also will not be able to attend this months meeting as I will at The Pyramid Lake Woman’s Writing Retreat. I leave our meeting in the capable hands of our Vice-President Eleanor Kuhns, with the help of Melissa Lagone.

“Enjoy the meeting and I will see you next month with much to share.”

~ Donna

June Meeting

photo (5)Mavens of Mayhem’s monthly meeting is June. 20 Bethlehem Public Library starting at 11:00 am. Our speaker is Amy Lane book buyer for The Open Door bookstore in Schenectady. She will speak to us about what she looks for when purchasing books to stock The Open Doors shelves. All mystery lovers are welcome, hope to see you Saturday.

May Meeting

Thanks for the photo, Debbie!
Thanks for the photo, Debbie!

Greeting all,

Monthly meeting tomorrow, May 16, 10:30 am in the Bethlehem Library.

This month we are featuring our own members talking about their favorite mysteries and why they like them. What makes a good mystery? What makes you want to turn the page and what is a big turn off. These questions and more will be answered. Also a reminder that in July we will be having our Picnic so think of some salads, sneaks, desserts and other picnic items to bring. See you Saturday!

April Monthly Meeting

Mavens of MayhemJoin us Saturday April 18th 10:30 AM at the Bethlehem Public Library for the next Mavens of Mayhem meeting.

Just a reminder of Saturday’s Meeting our guest speaker is Bob Krug. He is a retired Colonie Patrol Officer on the job for 26 years. He will be discussing some of the cases he has worked and compare real life police procedures with what we see on TV. So think up some intriguing questions for Bob to give us the real answers.

Mavens in Schenectady This Weekend!

Saturday, April 11th at 11AM, local author Frankie Bailey will be at the Schenectady County Public Library to discuss her latest crime novel “What the Fly Saw”, which is set in Albany! Frankie is a professor at the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, and is the author of the mystery “The Red Queen Dies”.

And just across town, K. A. Laity talks about another Schenectady-based writer, Kurt Vonnegut at the Schenectady County Historical Society‘s Mabee Farm Location.

Vonnegut TalkAnd don’t forget! Our Mavens meeting on April.18,2015 will be having a guest speaker:

Bob Krug is a retired Colonie Police Officer who has worked for The Colonie Police Force for 26 years. He will be discussing some of the cases he has worked. Also comparing real life Police work to what we see on television. Q&A will follow.

March 21st Meeting

frankie baileyMonthly Meeting
March 21
10:30 am
Bethlehem Library

“Every Crime Deserves Context.” UAlbany criminal justice professor and mystery writer Frankie Y. Bailey offers a brief overview of the evolution of American crime and justice.

We’re planning to schedule a writers retreat day for the first weekend in October: bring your calendars!

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Susan Sundwall & Donna Lagone: March 7 at 4pm

Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 10.32.56 AMJoin us at Kinderhook Library Saturday March 7th at 4pm to listen to Mavens Susan Sundwall and Donna Lagone read from their work. Directions:

From the south


Take Route 9 north to the center of Kinderhook Village. Just before the main intersection, bear right at the village green onto Hudson Street (County Route 21).  The library is on the right at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.

Alternatively, take Route 9H north.  At the Elks Lodge, exit 9H to County Route 21. Take a right onto County Route 21 which becomes Hudson Street as you cross the bridge over Kinderhook Creek and enter the village.  The library is on the left at the corner of Hudson and Syvester Streets.

From the north


Take Route 9 south the the center of Kinderhook Village. Turn left at the main intersection onto Hudson Street (County Route 21).  The library is on the right at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.

Alternatively, take Route 9H south and exit at the County Route 21 exit. Take a right onto County Route 21 which becomes Hudson Street as you enter the village.  The library is on the left at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.