Mystery writers demonostrate ‘how stories get made’ at Rangeley library July 31

RANGELEY — Maine mystery writers Richard Cass, Kate Flora and Maureen Milliken will be at the Rangeley Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 for a session of Maine Crime Writers “Mystery Making: How the Stories Get Made.”
With intense audience participation, the three writers will build a mystery novel on the fly, or at least make a plan for one. In the process, the audience will learn how writers make decisions when they create their books.
The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The authors will also sign books and have books available for purchase.
Milliken, a former journalist, is the author of the Bernie O’Dea mystery series, set in Franklin County. Her third book in the series, “Bad News Travels Fast,” was published in November. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and blogs with other Maine authors at She also co-hosts a podcast, Crime & Stuff, with her sister, artist Rebecca Milliken. Her website is
Flora has worked for the Maine attorney general’s office, and is the author of 20 books and many short stories. She has 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. “Death Warmed Over,” her eighth Thea Kozak mystery, was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award. Her ninth Thea Kozak mystery, “Schooled in Death,” was published in November. Flora’s latest Joe Burgess mystery, “A Child Shall Lead Them,” was published in June.
Cass is the author of the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series, including “Solo Act,” a finalist for the 2017 Maine Literary Awards in Crime Fiction. Its prequel, “In Solo Time,” won the 2018 Maine Literary Award in Crime Fiction. The third book in the series, Burton’s Solo, was released in November. Cass is on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s New England Chapter and volunteers with the Maine Crime Writers.
Call 207-864-5529 or stop by the library, 7 Lake St., to sign up for the program.