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

WWK welcomes Welcome Wednesday author interview guests--Edith Maxwell (writing as Maddie Day) 11/4, Elizabeth Duncan 11/11, and J. A. Hennrickus (writing as Julianne Holmes) 11/25, to our blog. Polly Iyer is filling in for us on 11/18 due to a delayed publication. Thanks, Polly! Our guest bloggers this month are--Sam Bohrman (11/7) and Pat Gulley (11/14) in addition to our steadfast Saturday bloggers, Sam Morton (11/21), and Kait Carson (11/28).

Kait's blog will be our last in 2015. Warren Bull will introduce the holiday season on 11/29. Gloria Alden, KM Rockwood, Shari Randall, E. B. Davis, and Paula Gail Benson will present holiday shorts among the holidays. Please look at our 2015 Guest Calendar for December dates. We will resume blogging on 1/3/16.

Maria Barbo at HarperCollins's Katherine Tegen Books has bought a debut YA fantasy by Sarah Henning, tentatively titled Heartless and pitched as the never-before-told origin story of the sea witch from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" told in the vein of Wicked – from the villainess's point of view. Publication is set for fall 2017; Rachel Ekstrom at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency did the deal for world rights. Congratulations, Sarah! --Publishers Weekly 11/9/15

Gloria Alden released the sixth book in her Catherine Jewell mystery series. Carnations for Cornelia is available at Amazon. Congratulations, Gloria.

Congratulations to WWK's Carla Damron. Carla's book, The Stone Necklace, will be released on February 2, 2016. Pat Conroy served as Carla's editor on this project. For further information, look on Facebook or Amazon.

Warren Bull's "When Stinking Aliens Take Over Your Planet" appears in the new Whortleberry Press anthology, Strange Mysteries 6. "The Interview" was chosen to appear in the Flash Bang Mysteries anthology. The anthologies are available on Amazon in paper or Kindle formats.

"A Matter of Honor" by Robert Dugoni and Paula Gail Benson will be published in the first Killer Nashville anthology, KILLER NASHVILLE NOIR: COLD BLOODED, released on October 27, 2015.


Friday, April 13, 2012


David B Schlosser suggested a writing exercise. He wrote that Nelson Algren born in 3/28/ 09 had three rules for living. :
Never play cards with a man named Doc.
Never eat at a place named Mom’s.
Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
Schlosser suggested that you write the rules for living of your protagonist. With all the hard work already done, I had an idea. Turn the exercise into a contest. Here it is. Put up the rules for living of your protagonist on this blog and add a link to where readers can buy your book. Everyone who posts wins! I stole the idea first so I get to post first.
In Murder Manhattan Style available at http://www.warrenbull.com/ The hero of the short story, “The Wrong Man,” has the following rules for living:
Don’t bend over in the shower just because someone asks you to pick up the soap.
If you’re not cheating, you’re not really trying to win.
Spend your money on women and drink: don’t waste it.
Okay, it’s your turn now.


E. B. Davis said...

Unfortunately, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder, published by Wildside Press, which includes "Lucky in Death," my short story--isn't due for release until 5/20. But, when it is released, it can be found in many places--the publisher, B & N or Amazon where it and the prior Chesapeake Crimes volumes can be found.

My main character's three rules for living?

A penny saved is a penny earned--and if I saved it--it's mine!

Messing with mothers is dangerous. Messing with grandmothers is deadly.

If you're lucky--pass it on to an unfortunate woman!

Thanks, Warren

Warren Bull said...

EB, You are the first winner today. Congratulations!

Loretta said...

"The Rising", and its sequel, "Out of the Ashes" main character's three rules for living...

Don't stand too close to the fire, unless your intention "is" to burn

Fly straight

Learn how to deal with eternity, it lasts a helluva long time

Both works can be found on Amazon and B&N-links below:

The Rising/Amazon http://tinyurl.com/6rx2boa

The Rising/B&N http://tinyurl.com/3g5ok3r

Out of the Ashes/Amazon

Out of the Ashes/B&N

Thanks for offering this, Warren. Loved the concept! Lo

Warren Bull said...

Loretta is winner #2!

Joan said...

My main character in upcoming boo Giulia Goes to War with Desert Breeze

Never say "It's a disgrace!"
Never eat pasta that is not al dente
Always take the train

Linda Rodriguez said...

EVERY LAST SECRET (St. Martin's/ Minotaur) is available for pre-order now and will hit bookstores and online sites April 24.


Skeet Bannion's the protagonist, and her three rules for living are:

Sparks in the dark and heartache in the day are no basis for a relationship.

I take care of my people, and no one had better try to hurt them.

When in doubt, ask yourself what would Gran do.

Thanks, Warren. This was fun!

Warren Bull said...


“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

“You wish me to destroy my enemies? By making them friends do I not destroy them as enemies?”

When as president Lincoln was asked by a long-term friend to provide him with a high government post he mused, “Well now I never thought he had more than average ability when we were young men together. But then I suppose he thought the same thing about me, and — here I am.”


Warren Bull said...

Abraham Lincoln from DEATH IN THE MOONLIGHT

“With malice toward none and justice toward all.”

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.”

When as president Lincoln heard a clergyman announce, ”The Lord is on our side,” Lincoln replied. “I am not at all concerned with that, for we know The Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on The Lord’s side.”


Kaye George said...

Here are Imogene Duckworthy's rules (they work for her, but I wouldn't recommend them for anyone else)

If it's a mystery, it's a Case, and I can solve it.

Hard work and dedication, and studying for my online course, will someday make me a real PI.

Being a female is a wonderful thing. You fit together with a male so nicely.

paperback and ebook of CHOKE

Thanks, Warren!

Dave Autry said...

In my short story "Deadrise" that appears in Chesapeake Crimes 5: This Job Is Murder (May release), my protagonist is an investigative reporter who gets in a little over his head. His philosophy:

There are no rules.
Make it up as you go.
Never rule anything out.

David Autry

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Thank you.

Carter Thompson, protagonist of _Forever 11:59_ lives by her own rules.

1. Avoid ticking clocks.
2. The open road always beckons.
3. Never let anyone push you around.


My blog:

Have a fabulous day!
Amanda Ball

Warren Bull said...

Joshua and Amy in my novel HEARTLAND available at http://www.avignonpress.com/ Have three rules for living.

You can't chose who lives in your family but you can choose how you live with them.

If you can't beat someone, outlast him.

Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do or do without.

Marni said...

Nora Tierney is an American writer who lives in the UK. The Blue Virgin is set in Oxford and The Green Remains, debuting later this month, in the lovely Lake District. Nora's rules are:

Lying is fine if your intentions are for a good cause.

Helping a detective with his case is not really plain old snooping.

Getting one's knickers in a twist is to be avoided at all times!

Both books at Amazon and www.bridlepathpress.com~

E. B. Davis said...

Marnie--Tried to look for your book, but I had a hard time finding it. Marnie writes by M. K. Graff--for others here that would like to read your book. Looks good too!

P.I. Barrington said...

1. Free eats
2. Free drinks
3. Free eats and drinks.

When you work in Hollywood, what else is there?