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

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.

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.

Crime Bake 2014 by Carol Pouliot

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Former SinC president Hank Phillippi Ryan ready for the Saturday barbecue and line-dancing (photo by Carol Pouliot)

by Carol Pouliot

In November, Mavens members Angie Hogencamp, Joel Gomez-Dossi, and Carol Pouliot attended the New England Crime Bake, sponsored by MWA and SinC New England. Guest of honor Craig Johnson, author of the highly successful Longmire series, inspired a western theme. The informative and entertaining author spoke several times during the weekend, each time rocking the house – easy to see why this mystery writer is in high demand at conferences.

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Guest of Honor Craig Johnson with Maven Carol Pouliot

As well as pitching and writing workshops, there was an “Agents and Editors Panel” during which writers could anonymously submit the first page of their manuscript or query letter to be critiqued in front of an audience. Crime Bake is known to be the conference for beginning writers. It is a comfortable place to network with agents and editors, and to get valuable insight into the business. A barbecue, cowboy poetry contest, and line-dancing rounded up a memorable experience.

Special guest for Crime Bake 2015 is British author Elizabeth George.

Massachusetts State Police organized a mock crime scene for attendees to analyze. On Sunday morning, they explained what each piece of evidence and clue signified.

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2015 Membership Form

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Photo by Debbie Rickes

 

Don’t forget to renew! You can download the 2015 form here. You don’t want to miss out on any of the fun!

17 January 2015 Meeting

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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.

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.

Troy Library Highlights Maven Authors

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Thanks to the hard work of June Kosier and Melissa Lagone, the Troy Library is displaying many of the books written by Mavens of Mayhem authors. Thank you!

 

Most Shocking Crimes

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!

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