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What’s the word on the street?

Have you been to a crime conference and have a few stories or pictures to share? Are you obsessed with the latest crime series and want to tell us a little bit about why? Have you made an interesting discovery in your own writing process? Is there an author who’s been overlooked far too long that people need to know about (especially women writers)?

Write up a short blog post and be sure to include links to any relevant sites.  You can use the form or email web maven Kate.

Don’t forget that Mavens in good standing (i.e. who’ve paid membership) can always send news via the handy form here on the website.

17 January 2015 Meeting

Thanks for the photo, Debbie!
Photo by Debbie Rickes

Coming up at our January meeting (3rd Saturday, Bethlehem Library, 10:30 am):

Author Promotion: Ten Tips & The One Folder You Need On Your Desktop

Don’t be fooled, there isn’t a secret formula to becoming “a bestselling author”. There are principles that make the process easier, however. Discover the marketing and promotion guideposts that have helped make Bold Strokes Books the world’s largest and most successful publisher of LGBT genre fiction.

Presenter Joel Gomez-Dossi came to journalism by way of theater, television, and digital media production. He was a stage manager for several theaters in the Mid and Southwest; a producer for television projects; and a production manager for the Emmy Award-winning PBS science series, Newton’s Apple. He has written about film and theater for many regional publications across the country, and penned an entertainment column for the queer press that ran in twelve states. His third novel, Lethal Elements, published by Bold Strokes Books, will be available this August.

Don’t forget! Upcoming events:

Mavens will be appearing at the Nassau Library, Monday 26 Jan at 6pm: confirmed so far Frankie Y. Bailey and K. A. Laity

The big event: Panel Discussion & Book Signing at East Greenbush Library on Saturday 31 Jan at noon. Join our Facebook event to get the latest information! Download & print the flyer here.

On the Docket: Mavens Author Marni Graff

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The Scarlet Wench
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Author Marni Graff

On Saturday, October 18 at 11:00 am, Marni Graff, author of The Nora Tierney Mysteries, will talk about her newest mystery, “The Scarlet Wench”. She will also discuss resources for crime writers, including the St Hilda’s Mystery and Crime Conference land the Writers Police Academy in Greensboro, NC. This free program will be offered by the local chapter of Sisters in Crime at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar.

Murder Mystery Dinner

The Rensselaerville Library’s Festival of Writers
&
Bird-On-A-Cliff (Theatre Company from Woodstock)

Present
“Lord Mansfield’s Fox Hunt Banquet”

You have been invited to Lord Mansfield’s Fox Hunt Banquet, which will take place at Mansfield Mansion (aka Conkling Hall). Jeffries, the butler and the epitome of solicitousness and decorum, will greet you and usher you to your table while the saucy maid Elga will see to your every need.

You will be joined by and mingle with Lord Mansfield’s special guests in this evening of comedy, thievery, and debauchery. Even magic might occur as one of the guests meets an Inevitable Fate!! You will be kept on the edge of your seat as you try to Solve an exciting Who-dunnit.

Watch for Clues. Interrogate the Suspects!! The action will be fast and the laughter contagious.

This mystery dinner includes: audience participation, food and Prizes for successful Sleuths – you might be chosen for a cameo role!

Show time: 6:30 pm, Saturday, October 25th, at Conkling Hall. Running time 2 ½ to 3 hours. Seating is limited and advance purchase is required.
Prices: general admission $40; or $450 for a table of 10; tickets include hors d’oeuvres, salad, dinner and dessert; 1 glass of wine or beer and non-alcoholic beverages; cash bar. (Food by Jake Moon)
For more information and tickets:
http://www.rensselaervillelibrary.org or (518)797-3949

Maven Tom Martin to Speak at Lansingbugh Historical Society

October16Flyer (1)Tom Martin will speak about and read excerpts from his first mystery, Murder In The Burgh, on Thursday, October 16 at 6pm. The program will take place at The Herman Melville House, 2 114th Street, in Troy. For more info, call 518-986-2285.

POISON! At Our Next Meeting

Dr. Francisco J. GomezDr. Francisco J. Gomez, M.D. F.A.H.A., F.A.H.S. will present the talk, Poison! for the Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters-in-Crime at 10:30am on Saturday, September 20 at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar. Admission is free.

Dr. Gomez practices neurology at Empire Neurology in Latham. Most recently, he was the Chief of the Division of Neurology at Ellis Medicine through the end of 2013. Board certified in Neurology and in Headache Medicine, he is also a fellow of the American Headache Society and American Heart Association. In addition, he has been named one of the “best doctors” in Central New York and in the Capital Region.