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Our June author interviews: Fish Out of Water Authors--6/7, Susan Van Kirk--6/14, Renee Patrick--6/21, and Joanne Guidoccio--6/28.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in June: 6/3--Geoffrey Mehl, 6/10--Joan Leotta. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 6/17--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 6/24--Kait Carson.


“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.”

In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

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. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

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 October, 18, 2017. Look for the interview by E. B. Davis here on that date!

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 order.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Squinting

Squinting

I had cataract surgery on my right eye. I thought I would end up looking like a pirate, but they gave me a plastic eye patch. I looked more like a Cyborg. The operation went well and an operation is scheduled on my left eye for February 14. I’m walking around (often I’m walking into things) wearing glasses with one lens poked out.

It is hard to focus with one lens on my cornea and the other lens in front of the other eye. I can close one eye or the other. My poor brain gets tired. Reading and writing is hard to do.

Luckily, I have a few blogs already reviewed by fellow writers. Of course none of the other writers on the blog are fellows.

So, please excuse the brevity of this blog. I’ll be back to writing as soon as I can.

23 comments:

E. B. Davis said...

I can't imagine, Warren. Take care, and just when you're getting back to normal--they'll do the other one. Hopefully, by March you'll be seeing much better.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Warren,

If you get to read this eventually, please know that our neighbor had the surgery and now sees better than ever. Be patient!

Warren Bull said...

Thanks, EB,

It is a strange experience to have each eye focus separately.

Warren Bull said...

Thanks, Jacqueline,

I can see better than I ever could if I close one eye.

Peg Nichols said...

My daughter IS a fellow.

Morgan Mandel said...

I've heard how wonderful eyesight is afterward, so hang in there!

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Linda Rodriguez said...

Warren, I had that surgery several years ago. Replaced my lenses with bionic eyes, so legally-blind and going fully blind me could see as I never had in my life. Now, I even drive without glasses. It's a pain while you're going through it, but it's going to be so great when it's over. Just take it easy!

And actually, I am both a Macondo Fellow and a Ragdale Fellow!

Warren Bull said...

Peg, My wife is a fellow in two professional organizations. So is my sister, Peggy. You know I am a proud member of Sisters in Crime.

Warren Bull said...

Morgan, Even now I can get up during the night and see to find my glasses. Wow!

Warren Bull said...

LInda, Why don't groups offer "galships?"

Linda Rodriguez said...

Ha, Warren! Good question! Probably the same reason that until a very few years ago all breast cancer research was done on men. The male is the model, patriarchy tells us. Thank heavens for men like you and Ben, who are allies in helping us change that.

Warren Bull said...

Linda,

For many years psychological research was done by white men on white men, college sophomore's and white rats. Fortunately that has changed.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Walter, yes, and intelligence tests were originally changed when some women and African American men got higher scores than privileged white men--since that was patently impossible, they said. Thank heavens a lot of things have changed!

Warren Bull said...

Who's "Walter?" And I know where Waldo is. I live close by that city.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Ha! Age is getting to me, War-ren! I spent yesterday evening with good friend and Missouri poet laureate, Walter Bargen. And if it's any salve, I called him Warren one time. We've been good friends for over twenty years!

I really do know your name and love you, I do! Sometimes I call Ben by another name because I'm thinking about something else, and he just goes "Huh?" Today, I'm revising and trying to reply to emails and blog posts at the same time, thus disaster. Mea culpa, mea culpa!

Warren Bull said...

Linda, I love you too and you are forgiven. My sister often calls her husband Warren when the three of us are together.

Linda Rodriguez said...

What a relief, Warren! After reading your work, I know what a devilishly inventive mind you've got! I don't want someone like that mad at me!

Loretta said...

Oh well, heck, just look at it as you don't see things "eye to eye" with yourself right now! LOL
I'm sure when this is all over, you're going to have a whole new view on life;)...all joking aside, everyone I know who has had this done loves the results:)
Wishing you a speedy recover:)
Lo

Kaye George said...

I was one-eyed for awhile after a detached retina and it was hard! Had a lens implant in that eye eventually and can now see the bedside clock at night!

I hope your healing is quick and uneventful.

Warren Bull said...

Loretta and Kaye,

Thanks for your good wishes.

Michele Drier said...

I've had cataract surgery, Warren. I sympathize, but it's so much better when it's better!

Warren Bull said...

Michele, I'm in favor of better.

Gloria Alden said...

I give you credit for persevering in spite of a temporary setback. I've also heard that one sees better than ever after having the surgery. At least you can see well out of one eye.