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Writers’ Curiosity, History, and a Sense of Place: Kate Flora discusses crime writing, her friend Lea Wait, and some tales of Lincoln County
May 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDTby donation
Kate Flora will discuss the heritage of mystery writing in Maine and her friend and Lincoln County writer Lea Wait. This is a virtual event that will take place over Zoom.
Maine native Kate Flora’s fascination with people’s criminal tendencies began in the Maine attorney general’s office. Deadbeat dads, people who hurt their kids, and employers’ discrimination aroused her curiosity about human behavior. The author of twenty-four books and many short stories, Flora’s been a finalist for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Derringer awards. She won the Public Safety Writers Association award for nonfiction and twice won the Maine Literary Award for crime fiction. Her most recent Thea Kozak mystery is Death Sends a Message; her most recent Joe Burgess is A World of Deceit. Her crime story collection is Careful What You Wish For: Stories of revenge, retribution, and the world made right.
Flora is a founding member of the New England Crime Bake and the Maine Crime Wave and runs the blog Maine Crime Writers https://mainecrimewriters.com. Flora’s nonfiction focuses on aspects of the public safety officers’ experience and includes the Maine Literary Award finalist A Good Man with a Dog, a Maine game warden’s memoir. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Maine, where she gardens and cooks and watches the clouds when she’s not imagining her character’s dark deeds. She occasionally swims in the shark-filled sea. She’s been married for decades to an excellent man. Her sons edit films and hang out in research labs.
Registration donations offset program costs and support LCHA’s continued efforts to collect, preserve, and interpret this history of Lincoln County.