Mavens @ Open Door: Dec 4

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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.

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.

Maven Susan Sundwall’s “The Super bar Incident” launches!

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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.

 

Susan Sundwal

 

Applauding our Founding Fans!

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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.

Maven M.K. Graff to Speak at Cohoes Public Library on June 11

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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.

Book Launch: The Red Queen Dies

Follow the White Rabbit to an UnBirthday Party

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Where:  The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, New York

What:  Book launch party to celebrate the publication of The Red Queen Dies, the first book in my new near- future police procedural series set in Albany (a parallel universe/alternate reality version).  As you might have guessed from the cover, the book has an Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass theme. So does the party.

Who:  You’re invited. Feel free to share the invitation with friends. I have a big cake.

When:  Saturday, September 14, 2013, starting at 3 PM

Why:  Because there’ll be food, drink, a door prize, and volunteers who have agreed to read scenes from the book. You’ll have fun.

All the best,

Frankie Y. Bailey

Upcoming Mystery Events

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This turns out to be a jam packed weekend for mystery events in the Albany area so I wanted to send out a reminder to make sure you were aware of them all.

Tomorrow, March 23rd, Susan Sundwall will be signing copies of her Minnie Markwood mystery, The Red Shoelace Killer, at the Barnes and Noble in Colonie Center at 12:00.

Also, tomorrow there’s a mystery reading by various authors in the Albany area and the Berkshires at the East Greenbush library at 1 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and SinC New England. Our own Kate Laity (writing as K.A. Laity) will be reading from her new mystery. The event is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, March 24th, there’s a Murder Mystery Reading and breakfast from 10-12 at the Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd, Niskayuna. Forensic dentist Stanley Woods-Frankel will read from his latest novel. The reading is free, there’s an optional bagel and lox breakfast for $5. For more information, go to www.schenectadyjcc.org <http://www.schenectadyjcc.org>

Also on Sunday, The Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany will host a panel discussion on writing and publishing at 2pm. Panelists are Dennis Mahoney, Coleen Paratore, Elizabeth Brundage, Jenny Milchman and Peter Goldman. The event is free.

Have a great weekend!

Betsy