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M.E.Kemp's short story, "The Body in the Boathouse" will appear in the Pyramid Anthology.
Nov. 29th - M.E.Kemp wrote an article for "Marilyn Meredith's blog concerning the five parts of writing a mystery, "Mysteries Made Easy."
Oct. 23 - M.E.Kemp gave a talk on the Salem Witch Trials to a full house at the Clifton Park library in upstate NY.
July 19-25 - M.E.Kemp taught a course in "Writing the Mystery" at the Pyramid Lake Women Writers Retreat for the third straight year. The hit of the session for the students was finding a "body" in the Boathouse and solving the murder by examining clues and red herrings.
On Septmber 3rd, M. E. Kemp spoke on a panel at Milton,MA for Sisters in Crime/NE on the topic of writing mysteries.
On July 25th M.E.Kemp served on a Sisters in Crime panel in Springfield, MA; Kemp was asked in particular to speak about writing on the Puritans.
M.E.Kemp will teach a course in mystery writing at Paradox Lake, NY from July 20 to July 25th, 2014.
M.E. Kemp served as moderator on a June 8th panel at the East Greenbush, NY library dealing with marketing your writing. Kemp wore her latest book cover (DEATH OF A CAPE COD CAVALIER) on a tee shirt as an example of marketing. Also on the panel were poet Dan Wilcox, self-publisher Barbara Traynor and book reviewer Elizabeth Floyd Mair. Keynote speaker was Criminology Professor and writer Frankie Y. Bailey. A full report on the conference can be found by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.E.Kemp recently spoke to a local synagogue group in Saratoga Springs, NY. Asked to connect the Puritans of New England to the Jews, she talked about the oldest synagogue in the country, Touro synagogue in Newport, RI. In her research Kemp came upon a letter from George Washington assuring the Jews of Newport freedom to worship however they chose!
M.E.Kemp served on a panel on historical mysteries at the Bouchercon '13 conference in Albany, NY. Medieval specialist Sharan Newman was moderator of the Sat. panel. Kemp covered the Puritans in New England, the only writer to cover that era. Bouchercon had 1300 attendees and was held from Sept. 19 - 22nd.
M.E.Kemp spoke on life in Dutch Albany at the Rensselaer library in Rensselaer, NY, Weds. Sept. 25th. Book club members had read Kemp's DEATH OF A DUTCH UNCLE for the meeting, which was open to the public. Kemp contrasted Dutch customs and foods from English settlements.
M.E.Kemp was the featured speaker at a Havarah Vatik luncheon in Wilton, NY on September 17th.
M.E.Kemp recently spent a week (the hottest week of the year!) on Paradox Lake in the Adirondacks teaching a mystery writing course at the annual Writers Retreat.
April 14 M.E.Kemp gave a two-hour seminar on "The Mystery of Writing Mysteries" to the local chapter of the Romance Writers of America. The workshop took place at the East Greenbush NY library.
April 3rd - M.E.Kemp gave a talk on the Salem Witch Trials at the Cotuit library on Cape Cod.
March 28th - M.E.Kemp became the hoodlum character "Kemp the Gent" for a mystery dinner at Falmouth, Cape Cod. 100 people attended the event.
March 29 - M.E.Kemp takes part in a mystery dinner at the Hyannis Yacht Club on Cape Cod.
March 24 - M.E.Kemp spoke on the Politics and Pleasures of the Regency Period to the Jane Austin Society branch of Saratoga Springs.
March 23 - March 23rd - M.E.Kemp organized and read at a series of readings for the Sisters in Crime/New England chapter, co-sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild. The event took place at the East Greenbush library with readers from the Berkshires and the Albany area.
March 21 - M.E.Kemp and Nancy Means Wright speak on mystery writing at the library in Waitsfield, VT.
Feb.24th - M.E.Kemp talked to the local Jane Austin Society on the Regency Period.
M.E. Kemp spoke at the Cohoes, NY Public Library on Weds. November 28th to discuss her work and answer questions.
M.E.Kemp recently manned the Sisters in Crime/New England booth at a regional librarians' conference in Sturbridge, MA. Cookies provided by her friend's bakery drew in librarians from all over NE. Speaking of which, Kemp and cookies will be found in Bella Napoli Bakery in Latham, NY between Thanksgiving and Christmas for a welcome signing.
M.E.Kemp will have a booth at the annual Chronicle Newspaper Book Fair in Glens Falls, NY on Sunday, Nov. 4. Cookies will also appear and disappear like magic.
M.E.Kemp organized the second annual writers conference for the Hudson Valley Writers Guild. The theme for a panel of local writers is mystery and Hallie Ephron returns as the guest speaker.
M.E.Kemp's contrarian essay on the Sister Fidelma mystery series appears in a new book based on the character as edited by Edward Reilly. Sister Fidelma, and 11th c.Irish nun-lawyer, is a popular character created by Peter Tremayne. There is an International Sister Fidelma Society dedicated to the character.
M. E. Kemp spent a week teaching mystery writing at a Retreat Center in the Adirondacks in late July. She has been invited to return for '13 and also to teach at at women's retreat on Lake George next summer.
The Winner of a contest posted by DARLENE'S BOOK NOOK is Dorothy Torres of Willow, AK. Dorothy wins a copy of DEATH OF A DANCING MASTER by M.E.Kemp.
On Thursday, April 15, M.E. Kemp served on a Sisters in Crime/NE panel in Boston, MA with authors Dana Cameron, Linda Barnes and Patricia Ryan to discuss: Boston As a Setting. The panel was solicited and presented by the Public Culture Association as part of its conference and was very well attended. Kemp spoke about finding 17th c. Boston in today's city.
M. E. Kemp will appear on a SinC/NE panel in Longmeadow, MA's Storrs Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: "It's A Mystery To Me."
M. E. Kemp's new novel, DEATH OF A CAPE COD CAVALIER, has been given a publication date for the Fall of '12 by the publisher.
M. E. Kemp will have an essay included in an academic anthology based on the popular Peter Tremayne character of Sister Fidelma, the 8th century Irish lawyer and solver of crimes. The anthology is supported by the International Sister Fidelma Society. Kemp examines the role reversal of Fidelma's companion and later husband, Brother Eadulf, who plays second fiddle to his feisty wife. A publication date has not been set.
Check out M.E. Kemp's interview on Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog.
October 30th, 2011 - M. E. KEMP signed books at Saltsman's Restaurant, a dining establishment since 1813 in Ephrata, NY. Saltsmans is famous for its seasonal treats including milkweed casserole in the Spring and elderberry pie in the Fall. M. E. Kemp appeared in costume for the occasion.
November 6th - 2011 - M. E. KEMP spent the day greeting fans at the 16th Annual Chronicle Book Fair at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, NY. She also appeared on a panel, "Building Your Brand" with fellow authors Anne White, who writes mysteries about Lake George, NY and with award-winning Vermont author Nancy Means Wright, who writes historical mysteries. The panel gave tips on marketing an author's work.
November 9th - M. E. KEMP spoke on the Salem Witch Trials for the Women's Club of Valley Falls, NY at their annual luncheon meeting.
November 20th - M. E. KEMP gave a reading at the Schenectady Public Library between 2 - 4 p.m. as a part of the Hudson Valley Writers Guild reading series. Kemp read from her new work, DEATH OF A CAPE COD CAVALIER.
M. E. Kemp celebrated a successful writers conference with (l. to r.) panelist and author Susanne Alleyn; Writers Guild President Dan Wilcox; M. E. Kemp, organizer, Jack H. Rothstein, supporter and Hallie Ephron, featured speaker.