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Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows.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


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Betcha Haven’t Read These Books

During the mad dash of holiday shopping, one question weighed heavily on my mind: What book should I buy for each family member and friend on my list? Not all share my love of mysteries but they do enjoy reading. It was a conundrum. However, after a little online searching, I discovered there was indeed a book for everyone--animal lover, cook, crafter, doctor-to-be, single niece, scientist, traveler, student, and writer. Here are some of the more interesting titles:

Bombproof Your Horse

What’s Wrong with My Snake?

Cooking with Pooh

Cheese Problems Solved

Knitting with Dog Hair: Better a sweater from a dog you know and love than from a sheep you’ll never meet

Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat

Down-Home Gynecology

Excrement in the Late Middle Ages: Sacred Filth and Chaucer’s Fecopoetics

Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way

Even God is Single (so stop giving me a hard time)

Anyone Can Be Cool…But Awesome Takes Practice

Old Tractors, and the Men Who Love Them by the same author who wrote Outhouses and Love, Sex and Tractors.

How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Library Edition

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

Snow Caves for Fun and Survival

How to Avoid Huge Ships

What Bird Did That? A driver’s guide to some common birds of North America

How to Write a How to Write Book

How to Really Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

Because of the overwhelming selection of available books, I couldn’t decide and purchased gift cards for everyone.

Did you buy or receive books over the holidays?


James Montgomery Jackson said...

I was wildly impressed with your ability to choose books that related to the sense of humor for each relative/friend—until I got to the penultimate paragraph, when I laughed out loud.

I both received (all on my suggested list) and gave books this year. I especially make a point of giving books to our grandchildren who love to read.

~ Jim

E. B. Davis said...

Some of these titles are down-right scary. Most give instruction--for whom?

I've given books as gifts before only to have that person tell me how lousy they found the book so I stopped giving books and give gift cards instead. If they buy a lousy book, they only have themselves to blame.

Paula Gail Benson said...

Kara, I just went to the dentist yesterday and was so happy NOT to see Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way. Very funny post!

Gloria Alden said...

Kara, I tried to think which book I might want to read. I don't have a snake or a horse, although I do have two little ponies, but I doubt that I need to bomb proof them. I'm hopelessly not cool and don't want to be awesome. I already know a little about excrement in the Middle Ages - more I'm not interest in. Anyway, I found your list quite funny.

I received 4 gardening books for Christmas, and gave 9 books to family members - all copies of my book.

Kara Cerise said...

Jim, that's wonderful that your grandchildren love to read and that you give them books. Most children I know prefer computer games or texting on their cell phones instead of reading.

Kara Cerise said...

E.B., I wondered who reads these instructional books, too. I guess there really is a book for everyone. Although, I am curious about how to talk about a book I haven't read and why I would want to do that.

Kara Cerise said...

Paula, I'm glad that your dentist didn't have that particular book on the shelf. It's scary just going to a dentist, even more so to one who manages like Genghis Khan.

Kara Cerise said...

How nice to be able to give a copy of your book as a present, Gloria! I’m sure your family thought it was very special and that you were a cool and awesome writer.

Warren Bull said...

I got two copies of "Books to Die For."

Kara Cerise said...

I heard about that mystery anthology, Warren. Perhaps you will write a blog reviewing your book(s)?