Monthly Meeting: 21 Nov 2015

Mavens of MayhemJoin us for our monthly meeting: we’ll be voting on the slate of candidates. If you cannot make it to the meeting be sure to vote via email. There will be a steering committee meeting at 9:30 in the coffee shop.

Upper Hudson SinC – Mavens of Mayhem
Bethlehem Public Library
10:30 Business
11:00 Open to the Public

Monthly Meeting: 17 Oct 2015

Monthly meeting at Bethlehem Public Library, 10:30 am.

Please all Mavens have your nominee  sheets filled out; voting is NEXT month. If you have not received a list of posts to be filled Donna will have them with me Saturday.

All those who went to Bouchercon and would like to share your experience, the meeting will be opened. Let us know what we missed by not attending.

Our speaker this Saturday will be K. A. Mitchell. the title of her workshop is “What happens when your imaginary friends stop talking to you”.

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Maven Kate Laity is in the anthology as 'Graham Wynd'
Maven Kate Laity is in the 2015 Bouchercon anthology as ‘Graham Wynd’

Now is the time for crime & mystery writers to head south: no, it’s not migration — it’s Bouchercon! Here’s the scoop:

Bouchercon is the world’s finest annual crime fiction event, bringing together more than 1,000 authors, fans, publishers, reviewers, booksellers, editors, and every other part of the community for a fantastic four-day event. This is our 46th year. We’re fan-based, and our fans attract more than 400 authors, from the biggest names to those who will be big tomorrow. Look at our Guests of Honor and our Attendees to see who is coming!

There’s a national Sisters in Crime breakfast meeting on Friday: you can learn a lot about the organization’s support system there. If you didn’t get on the schedule for it this time, keep it in mind for next year in New Orleans!

September 2015 Meeting

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10:30 Business
11:00 Program
There will be a Steering Committee Meeting at 9:00 am at the  Coffee Shop in Bethlehem: We will discuss the new slate of officers to be elected in November.
Our Speaker is Marni Graff, she will be discussing her trip to St. Hilda’s, Oxford, and her new book Blue Virgin. We cannot wait to hear her speak about all the seminars at St. Hilda’s that she attended. So look forward to a trip to Oxford, and a mystery about the “Blue Virgin”.

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