August Picnic

Mavens of MayhemWELCOME TO THE MAVENS OF MAYHEMS PICNIC      August 15.2015


11:00.a.m. to 3:00.p.m.




We’re Invited: CR-RWA

The Capital Region chapter of Romance Writers of America has invited us to attend their next meeting at the East Greenbush Public Library:

August 8, 2015 – Writing and Technology 1:30-3:30pm

Sick of Microsoft Word? Looking for a program that is more writer friendly? In this workshop, writers will learn about various software programs for writers including Scapple, Inspiration, OneNote, Scrivener and WriteWay. We will preview each piece hands on. Please bring your laptops!  This workshop will be an overview rather than an in-depth class.

Thanks to Christine Dreidel, CR-RWA President, for the invitation. We hope you’ll take advantage of this networking opportunity.

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.