Crime writers share their craft at Carver

Apr 10, 2014
Vicki Doudera, left, and Barbara Ross

Searsport — Carver Memorial Library Writers’ Series will open Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the company of Sisters in Crime. Vicki Doudera and Barbara Ross will present a talk titled Using What You Know (Or What You’d Like to Know) to Write a Mystery at the library, 12 Union St.

Been a housewife, a domestic worker, a single parent … maybe lived in a creepy old house? You might think your life's been boring — but exciting plots are buried in your own expertise. These writers will help attendees find the clues to the novel only they can write.

Doudera of Camden is the award-winning author (Suspense Magazine Best Reads 2010 and 2013) of The Darby Farr Mysteries, page-turners grounded in the world of luxury real estate. Doudera also publishes nonfiction, including the best-selling “Moving to Maine.”

Ross is author of Maine Clambake Mysteries, published by Kensington and nominated for a 2013 Agatha Award. She also is a co-editor and -publisher of Level Best Books.

This is the first in a series of three free programs for writers, and everyone who loves a good story. Upcoming are You Wrote A Book, Now What?, an insider’s view of book publishing with literary agent Jan Kardys, June 21 at 1 p.m.; and an Elements of a Story writing workshop led by two Maine romance writers July 10 at 6:30 p.m. These events are suitable for adults and teens. All library programs are free and open to the public.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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