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

Our April author interviews: Perennial author Susan Wittig Albert--4/5, Sasscer Hill, horse racing insider--4/12, English historical, cozy author, TE Kinsey--4/19, Debut author, Susan Bickford--4/26.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in April: Heather Baker Weidner (4/1), Christina Hoag (4/8), Susan Boles (4/29). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 4/15--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 4/22--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Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows.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 order.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Where do You Read?

This is my last blog until January. Other WWK members will be sharing holiday stories with you, and I hope to work on my TBR pile--which, now that part of it is electronic, no longer threatens to bury small children in an avalanche of waiting books.

When I was young I read anywhere and everywhere. I’d read on the long bus rides to and from school as long as it wasn’t dark. At home I’d curl into an armchair (and be chastised for my bad posture) or if no one was around I’d stretch out on the couch. Since that wasn’t as often as I liked, my favorite spot to read was lying on my bed in the quiet of my room. From there I solved crimes with the Hardy Boys, acted out history with the “We Were There” series, fought pirates with Robert Louis Stevenson and later learned of life from classic literature.

After lights out, I read with a flashlight under the covers—and got busted once when my father happened to go into the back yard and saw pale light escaping from ineffectively drawn curtains.

These days I still read curled into chairs – now a favorite recliner or my grandmother’s rocker, with light streaming into the study. I only buy couches long enough for me to stretch out on, and I love reading outside on our deck overlooking the lake or in a chair hammock away from bugs on the screened porch.

Before my last cat died earlier this year, she would join me wherever I was, curling up next to me if I insisted or getting her way and snoozing on my legs, lap or chest.

Where is your favorite place to read?

~ Jim


E. B. Davis said...

Hard choice, Jim, because I read everywhere. My favorites include, my sofa, on the screen porch and in my beach chair while sitting on the beach. I too would read under the covers with a flashlight. The first time I remember doing so, I was reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck--racy stuff! The luxury to read whatever I wanted whenever I want sounds like paradise (especially if it's at the beach).

Gloria Alden said...

As a child there was a large chair in the living room next to the bookcases where I read. I also read in an old willow in the summer and in my bed at night.

Today my favorite place to read is in my nesting chair in the living room and in my bed at night. I always carry a TIME magazine with me in the outside pocket of my purse (It's not big enough for a book) when I go any place so I have something to read if I have to wait.

Alyx Morgan said...

I don't have a favorite place to read yet, Jim, but I do have a favorite place in my mind: An over-sized comfy chair where I can sit with my back propped up against one armrest & my legs dangling over the other armrest.

Some day I'm going to have that. Until then, I read wherever I can.

Paula Gail Benson said...

These days I seem to read most often while having coffee or tea at a table. I like Alyx' idea--read wherever you can until you find your favorite spot.

James Montgomery Jackson said...

And perhaps your favorite spot should be the place you are when you are reading.

~ Jim (the Zen philosopher - ha!)

Michele Drier said...

Anywhere I can get prone! My favorite is in bed, but couches are good, too. During spring and summer, the patio chairs by the pool. My mother and grandmother used to nag at me, saying "You'll ruin your eyes, reading in that dim light." Well, I'm still reading, but with contacts.

Kara Cerise said...

When I was a child I liked to climb up an olive tree, sit on a large branch and read a Nancy Drew mystery.

Now that I'm older and less flexible, I curl up on a comfy couch to read.

Anonymous said...

If we get to choose our Heaven (presuming that's where I go), mine is reading a book on my deck in summertime, with hummingbirds buzzing around pots overflowing with flowers and tomatoes, and birds chirping in our pine trees. That is my happiest time.
Catherine Dilts