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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, August 9, 2013

LIONS AND ELEPHANTS AND SPRINGBOKS, Oh My









LIONS AND ELEPHANTS AND SPRINGBOKS, Oh My

Starting August 13, I will be traveling to and then traveling in Tanzania, Africa.

The trip should take two weeks.  My wife and I have endured long flights to and from New Zealand.  We are as prepared as we can be for more time than anyone should have to spend in a coach seat in an airplane both going to Africa and again when we return to the United States.

We didn’t have to get shots but we were advised to take medication to avoid malaria. We will.

My wife and I, along with two friends who are great people to vacation with and eleven people we have not yet met, are going “on safari.” We won’t be shooting animals with anything deadlier than a camera.  We are promised lodges and “luxury tents” in national parks, but the tour cannot guarantee which animals we will see.  There is a “roll with the punches” clause in the information we have.  We will visit villages and schools as well as trying to find wildlife.

We have watched movies and read books to prepare, but I’m certain the reality will be, uh, really real and different. We will be in southeast Africa just a little south of the equator.  So the water will spiral down the drain in the opposite direction than it does here.  It did in New Zealand.  The seasons are the opposite of what they are here so it should be the cooler time of the year. 

I’ve learned that Arusha, Tanzania is a sister city to Kansas City, Missouri.  You may hear more about the trip when I return.

10 comments:

Paula Gail Benson said...

Warren, it sounds like a fabulous adventure! I hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to hearing about it!

E. B. Davis said...

Will you be staying at Treetops Hotel? It's probably a tourist trap, but it sounds like fun. My dad stayed there years ago. Evidently, it's like a tree house. Once in a while they have animal visitors, like the gorilla that got in while Dad stayed there. Kind of reminds me of an opening line, "A gorilla walks into a bar..."

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Sounds very exciting! Don't forget to write about it.

susan furlong bolliger said...

Safe travels and enjoy your adventure! Hope you'll come back with many stories to tell.

Shari Randall said...

Have a wonderful trip, Warren! Can't wait to hear more about your adventure.

Kara Cerise said...

What an adventure! I look forward to your photos and stories. Safe travels.

Alice Duncan said...

Your trip sounds fabulous! I've always wanted to go to Africa and go on a safari precisely like the one you're doing on. Please have fun for me :-)

Michele Drier said...

What fun! An acquaintance di one of the "safaris" a few yearrs ago, had a fabulous time and brought back tons of pictures. Have a great trip!

Warren Bull said...

Thanks for the good wishes. I will be staying in a tent but not a tree house.

Polly Iyer said...

Wow, sounds like an exciting trip. I had a friend who went on a luxury safari. The tents were floored with all the amenities. I guess that's as close to a Marriott as you could get. Looking forward to your pictures on return. Have a great time.