Kate Flora’s award for Redemption best SINCNE news of the week

Congratulations to Kate Flora, the  2013 Maine Literary Awards winner for Crime Fiction. (Redemption). Kate beat out some serious competition to be named the award winner May 31. Published by Five Star, “Redemption” is set in Portland, and is part of Kate’s Joe Burgess series.

Congratulations, Kate!

Last week on Pen, Ink & Crimes, Beth Kanell began to wrap up her YA Mysteries: Beginning, Middle and End series with the first edition of the End.

In YA Mysteries: Beginning, Middle and END Part 5, Beth reviews the essential questions a YA writer (actually, any writer) should ask herself as she approaches the end of her manuscript. Read it here: Part 5

Earlier in the week, I (Maureen) was prompted by my duties as a judge in a self-published book contest to urge writers not to ignore context and to care about the words they use in Don’t Write a Clunker: Context and Care Vital, but Often Overlooked

If you have some good news to share with your fellow Sisters in Crime New England, add it to the comments on this post and we’ll get it in next week. If you’d like to blog — either as a guest or on a regular basis, content me (Maureen Milliken) or Julie Hennrikus.

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About J.A. Hennrikus/Julianne Holmes

J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus wears two hats. With her arts administrator hat, she is the Executive Director of StageSource and teaches as adjunct faculty at Emerson College. Wearing her other hat, she is a mystery writer. Her short stories have been published by Level Best Books: “Tag, You’re Dead” in THIN ICE, “Her Wish” in DEAD CALM, and “The Pendulum Swings, Until It Doesn’t” in BLOOD MOON. She publishes the Clock Shop Mystery Series under the name Julianne Holmes. JUST KILLING TIME, the first in the series, was published in Oct 2015 and was nominated for a BEST FIRST NOVEL Agatha award. CLOCK AND DAGGER will be released in August 2016. She is a social media fan, and tweets under @JulieHennrikus. She is an avid theater goer and a member of Red Sox nation. Her website is jahennrikus.com, and she blogs with WickedCozyAuthors.com, KillerCharacters.com, and Write to Live/Live to Write (nhwn.wordpress.com).
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One Response to Kate Flora’s award for Redemption best SINCNE news of the week

  1. Nancy Gardner says:

    Hurray for Kate, a wonderful founding SinCNE sister. And thanks for all she’s done for us!!!

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