If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book next year, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our March author interviews: Karen Pullen (3/1), Lowcountry Crime authors: Tina Whittle, Polly Iyer, Jonathan M. Bryant, and James M. Jackson (3/8), Annette Dashofy (3/15), Edith Maxwell (3/22) and Barb Ross (3/29).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in March: Maris Soule (3/4), and Virginia Mackey (3/11). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 3/18--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 3/25--Kait Carson.

Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows. Big news for a new year. Congratulations, Julie.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on June, 13, 2017. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Linda here in June!

Cross Genre Publications anthology, Hidden Youth, will contain Warren Bull's "The Girl, The Devil, and The Coal Mine." The anthology will be released in late November 2016. The We've Been Trumped anthology released by Dark House Press on September 28th contains Warren Bull's "The Wall" short story and KM Rockwood's "A Phone Call to the White House." KM writes under the name Pat Anne Sirs for this volume.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for pre-order.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Things to Do at the Beach

It’s May—and that means the temperatures are in the mid 70s and sunny in the Outer Banks. A friend of mine traveled to the islands over spring break. It was “biker” week and the islands were packed with kids and motorcycles. Usually, the Canadians come to the beach to defrost over spring break. A stretch of Pamlico Sound between Avon and Buxton is named Canadian Hole due to the numbers of Canadians who wind and kite surf there. Don’t know what kite surfing is? Here’s a clue, and if I were younger…dang, missed out on this scene!

My friend said that the ferry lines to Ocracoke were eight lines wide and deep. I was disappointed that I couldn’t go with her, but as I write this blog, I’m anticipating traveling there within two days. Some people get bored on the beach. I feel sorry for them. Get ready, lather up with sun block, leave the fancy sunglasses at home and buy yourself a pair of Sea Strikers-polarized, cheap and worthy. Here’s some of the ways I know to enjoy the beach.

Forget the expensive cosmetics; roll in the sand to exfoliate

Remember the inner child—build a sand castle, sit in the surf and let the waves roll you

Read a book that you haven’t had time to read

Catch up on your sleep

Sit a spell and talk to your spouse, mate, child, friend

Boogie board with your spouse, mate, child, friend

Heal—the salt water and sand will mend many ailments

Find sea shells, take them home and decorate with them

Try ocean kayaking or surfing

Swim

Fish

Read magazines that no one need know you read

Take a walk; take pictures of the wonders around you

Fill your cooler for lunch—remember happy hour

Dig a hole until the sea comes up



At the Sea-side
By Robert Louis Stevenson

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.
My holes were empty like a cup;
In every hole the sea came up
Till it could come no more.

Happy 60th Birthday to my brother, Nat.

3 comments:

Warren Bull said...

It sounds like fun.

E. B. Davis said...

We call it "Island Time" Warren. As soon as you get off the bridge, the tension and stress roll off your shoulders. I can't imagine life without IT (it is intelligence, but hold the technology).

Pauline Alldred said...

I had a sudden urge to leap into the car and drive to Cape Cod. I love the sound of the sea and the smell. I leave eating and drinking until I leave the sandy area. Born on an island where no one is more than 60 miles from the sea, I miss most the ocean abd the wildness and power of the sea.