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Our May author interviews: Marla Cooper-5/3, Rhys Bowen-5/10, Cindy Brown-5/17, Martha Reed-5/24, Sherry Harris--5/31.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in May--Paty Jager-5/6 and Maren Anderson-5/13. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 5/20--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 5/27--Kait Carson. E. B. Davis blogs this month on 5/30.


“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, May 25, 2012

Sally Goldenbaum’s The Fatal Fleece.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that Sally is a friend and, as much as I have enjoyed her earlier books I have not read this one yet. That’s because I gave it to my wife as a birthday present.
Every time I move in to snatch it from her hands, she emits what I can only describe as a low growl.    The hair stands up on the back of my neck and I back away carefully.  I’m sure when she finishes the book I will be able to read and enjoy it.

The Fatal Fleece is the sixth book in National Bestselling author Sally Goldenbaum’s Seaside Knitters mystery series and her 34th published book. The week of its release the book was on a number of bestselling mystery lists.

I attended Sally’s signing at I Love a Mystery Bookstore and at least I can tell you about that.  Sally said that, acting on the advice of readers, she decided to in this novel to delve more into the lives of some of her main characters.  She said she had to learn now to wind in and out of Birdie’s life and explore Cass’s problem while still pursuing the mystery.

Sally said she likes writing a series but it is hard to kill off characters she likes. Some readers have suggested she bring dead characters back to life but that would change the mysteries into ghost stories.  She mentioned that she wants each book to work as a stand-alone so she has to introduce the town and the characters each time without boring readers who already know them.  Sally also has to deal with the “Cabot Cove” syndrome, i.e., writing about a small town where people keep getting murdered.
Sally reported that her books have been translated into German, Norwegian and Turkish.  Sally said she writes under a tight schedule, which gives more time for editing than for writing.  She said the cover art and titles are decided by the publisher, but she does have a working title for her next book — “Book Seven.”    

5 comments:

E. B. Davis said...

It gives me pause when Sally says that she devotes more time to editing than to writing. How remarkable! Making a complicated plot takes a lot of time. In revising, I'm trying to tie my knots tighter and untangling others that I'm not sure do the job. But, I know my plot and objectives of revising. The original plotting took me much longer.

Sally's books sound like fun reads--I'll have to sample one. Thanks for bringing her to my attention, Warren.

Gloria Alden said...

I think I'd like Sally's books. I'll have the check them out and add them to my growing TBR piles. Like Sally, I get attached to some of my characters and hate to have anything happen to them. Usually, I don't get attached to the victims, but I often do to the murderer.

Warren Bull said...

Sally was very interested in hearing from readers at the reading. As I wrote she used readers' ideas in this book and used the occasion to ask what people did and did not want to have happen in the future.

Warren Bull said...

For a review of check out http://marlyn-stuff.blogspot.com/2012/05/just-finished-reading_25.html?spref=fb

Linda Rodriguez said...

Yes, you must read Sally's books, EB and Gloria. They're excellent! You'll love them. And Sally is one of the nicest people in the world.

Full disclosure: Sally is a good friend of mine, as well, and I've not read this book yet because I've been on book tour, but I hope to get it and read it soon. I've read all her earlier books from both series and loved them.

I'm sorry I'm late checking in. Lost power in the storms that hit us yesterday and just left in today's early afternoon.