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

Our July author interviews: Ellen Byerrum (7/5), Day of the Dark anthology authors (7/12 and 7/19), and Nancy Cole Silverman (7/26).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in July: 7/1--Fran Stewart, and 7/8--Nancy Cole Silverman. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 7/15--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/22--Kait Carson, and 7/29--E. B. Davis.


“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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Monday, October 7, 2013

Let Loose in the Library!

Sisters in Crime Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Shari Randall, Ellen Crosby, and Donna Andrews.
As someone who loves libraries, I think they are pretty wonderful places, but I've often wondered how they could be made even more wonderful. Perhaps add music? A bountiful buffet of gourmet treats? A dessert table? A bar? How about inviting authors to hang out, so readers have a chance to chat with the creators of their favorite books?
All of these elements became reality Saturday night as the Fairfax Library Foundation hosted its Let Loose In the Library fundraiser at the Burke Center Library in Burke, Virginia. Guests enjoyed all of the above and at the same time raised funds to support library initiatives such as the Summer Reading Program for children, ebooks, Fall for the Book's Fairfax Prize, and the Changing Lives Through Literature book discussion program, an alternative to formal court action for juvenile offenders.
The Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime was well represented. Ellen Crosby signed copies of her exciting new thriller, Multiple Exposure; Donna Andrews showcased her new Meg Langslow mystery, Duck the Halls; Sherry Harris enticed us with news of her upcoming Yard Sale series; and Barb Goffman had the perfect reading for the upcoming Halloween holiday: her Don't Get Mad, Get Even collection and the new anthology, All Hallow's Evil. I got in on the action, signing the Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder anthology.
A wonderful time thanks to these lovely ladies who love libraries, too. 

16 comments:

Gayle Carline said...

Looks like fun! I love libraries, too.

Gloria Alden said...

It sounds like a wonderful event, Shari. I wish I could have attended, but I live too far away. I love libraries, too, but except for special events like these, don't add music to the library experience. I love music, but everyone has different tastes in music and I prefer the relative quiet for browsing.

Shari Randall said...

Hi Gayle - thanks for stopping by!

Gloria - I know what you mean - the quiet you can find in a library is a rare thing. For the party, the string quartet was just the right touch.

Warren Bull said...

Libraries are great.

Shari Randall said...

Hi Warren - Sure are! Let's just hope they survive this time of tight budgets.

Paula Gail Benson said...

Shari, terrific post! I'm excited to read about the Changing Lives Through Literature Program. Wounds like a great concept.

Paula Gail Benson said...

Excuse me, that should have been "Sounds like a great concept" instead of "Wounds"!

Kara Cerise said...

Looks like it was a wonderful event, Shari. I hope it was a wildly successful fundraiser.

I'd like to learn more about the Changing Lives Through Literature program too.

Ellen Crosby said...

Thanks for inviting me, Shari! What a fun evening!! Lovely to see you and meet your charming husband. You'll have to let us know about that wine-tasting you two won. :)

Linda Rodriguez said...

I love this idea, Shari! I may have to see if our local chapter of SinC, Border Crimes, can do something like this with one of our local libraries. I'm another who'd like info on the Changing Lives Through Literature program. Maybe another blog post there?

Shari Randall said...

Hi Paula, Kara, Ellen and Linda - Changing Lives through Literature is a fantastic program. I will definitely blog about that in the future....and about the wine tasting!

Sarah Henning said...

That looks like a great time, Shari! Thanks for sharing!

KM said...

Libraries are a tremendous benefit to all our communities, and deserve all the support we can give them. They are one of the few resources that are available to all of us on an equal footing.

Shari Randall said...

Thanks for stopping by, KM. I think libraries are one of the things that make communities, well, communities.

Shari Randall said...

Thanks for stopping by, KM. I think libraries are one of the things that make communities, well, communities.

E. B. Davis said...

I'm sorry that I missed the event, Shari. I'm on the road a lot this fall. The event must have been very successful with all of those authors. So glad you had a great time!