Mavens member Frankie Y. Bailey will be on the Season Finale of the United Stuff of America, airing on Saturday July 25, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.on H2, The History Channel’s sister station. The episode is entitled “Most Shocking Crimes.” According to the network, the secret accomplices in America’s most shocking crimes are everyday objects you’d never expect, from the handmade ladder that made tragic headlines to the clip-on tie that’s the last witness to the DB Cooper mystery heist. Be sure to tune in to find out what secret accomplices Frankie reveals!
Susan Sundwall’s second Minnie Markwood Mystery, The Superbar Incident, will be launched on Saturday, August 9, at the Kinderhook Elks, Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY, from 10 am to 2 pm. Susan will be signing books at the launch.
Maven: an ardent enthusiast
Mayhem: a needless or willful damage or violence
Mavens of Mayhem: The Upper Hudson branch of Sisters In Crime, experienced in the willful celebration of all things Mysteries.
We’re honoring our founding Fans (Angie, Jeanette, and Luanne) with a potluck picnic at the Saturday, July 19 meeting of The Mavens of Mayhem at the Bethlehem Public Library (451 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY). The meeting starts at 10:30am. The picnic and celebration commences at 11:00am.
The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is a one-time grant of $1,500 for an emerging writer of color. An unpublished writer is preferred, although publication of one work of short fiction or academic work will not disqualify an applicant. This grant is intended to support the recipient in activities related to writing and career development. These activities include workshops, seminars, conferences, and retreats; online courses; and research activities required for completion of the work.
For more information about applying for this grant, please visit the SinC website. http://www.sistersincrime.org/associations/10614/files/14EleanorTaylorBland-GrantAnnouncement.pdf
Eleanor Kuhns, a lifelong librarian, is the winner of the 2011 Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Competition. Her first book, A Simple Murder, is a historical mystery set in 1795. Since then Minotaur has published Death of a Dyer. Her newest mystery, Cradle to Grave, will be released June 17, 2014.You can learn more about her on her website. Welcome Eleanor!
The Cohoes Public Library invites you to a presentation by popular mystery author, M.K. Graff, at 6 pm on June 11 at the library. Mrs. Graff will speak about her newest book, “The Scarlet Wench,” third and most recent book in the Nora Tierney adventures.
M. K. Graff has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. A retired nurse, Graff’s background includes working on scripts for television and motion pictures and as an on set consultant for medical scenes. She has conducted interviews and has written feature articles for Mystery Review magazine before studying literature at Oxford University, which inspired the setting for “The Blue Virgin,” winner of first prize in the Mystery and Mayhem Award for British Cozy in the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions. A love of the beautiful Lake District of England inspired the backdrop for M.K.’s novel, “The Green Remains.” Her newest book, “The Scarlet Wench,” is a continuation of Nora Tierney’s adventures. Ms. Graff has taught creative writing and memoir writing and leads the North Carolina Writers Read workshop for adults and young authors. A member of Sisters in Crime, Graff s creative nonfiction was most recently published in Southern Women’s Review. M.K. Graff’s blog can be found here.