The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present Mystery Night! Register today to discover how celebrated mystery writers create memorable characters!
Kate Flora returns to CFA 2020 as Mystery Night emcee! Kate is the author of nineteen books and more than twenty short stories, and has been a finalist for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Derringer awards. She won the Public Safety Writers Association award for nonfiction. She’s a five time finalist, and twice won the Maine Literary Award for crime fiction. Her latest fiction includes, Death Warmed Over, her 8th Thea Kozak mystery, was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award, and Careful What You Wish For, a collection of crime stories. For more info, visit kateclarkflora.com
Charlene D’Avanzo, author of the Maine Oceanographer Mara Tusconi mysteries, marine ecologist, and emerita professor at Hampshire College, has numerous awards both as an author and educator. Her mysteries help readers learn about climate change and other issues in the context of a fast-paced, exciting story. She was motivated to write her mystery series when a famous climate scientist described tactics climate change deniers used to harass him. Read about this and her life as a marine scientist and college professor in this interview and in this video interview. Foreward Review calls Charlene’s books “great beach reading with meat on its bones, rich characterization, and an intriguing mystery at its core,” and Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch crime novels says she is “a natural storyteller and a passionate scientist.” For more info, visit charlenedavanzo.com
With the publication of A Fatal Fiction, Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka, Kathy Lynn Emerson) has had sixty-two books traditionally published. She won the Agatha Award, was an Anthony and Macavity finalist for best mystery nonfiction of 2008 for How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, and was an Agatha Award finalist in 2015 in the best mystery short story category. She was the Malice Domestic Guest of Honor in 2014. Currently, she writes the contemporary Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries and the “Deadly Edits” series as Kaitlyn. As Kathy, her most recent book is a collection of short stories, Different Times, Different Crimes, but there is a new, standalone historical mystery, The Finder of Lost Things, in the pipeline for October.
Edwin Hill is the Edgar- and Agatha-award nominated author of Little Comfort, The Missing Ones, and Watch Her. After attending Wesleyan University and graduating with a B.A. in American Studies, he headed west to San Francisco for the dotcom boom. Later, he returned to Boston, earned an MFA from Emerson College, and switched gears to work in educational publishing. He served as the vice president and editorial director for Bedford/St. Martin’s, a division of Macmillan Learning for many years before turning to writing full time. A lot of people helped him create this series, and he is a big believer in paying forward. Don’t be a stranger.
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