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

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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Sunday, May 3, 2015

A bunch of writers walk into a room…


By the time this blog goes live, I will be headed back from the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc. Conference in Oklahoma City. I’m on the faculty for the conference and speaking in three sessions—on self-editing, dialogue and creating atmosphere (they had way cooler titles than this, just sayin’).

Obviously, as I write this, I have no idea how it went—if my PowerPoint worked, if I ended up with an impossible question, if I passed out in front of a room full of people.

You know, the usual.

Like most writers, I prefer to hide behind the printed word, not actually say anything out loud. 

Especially to a bunch of my peers. But, I’m getting better. And mostly, I want to brave my nerves just for the fact that if any of the information I have to share helps another writer, it will be worth it.

What’s the most useful piece of information you’ve picked up at a conference, workshop or writers’ meeting?

5 comments:

James Montgomery Jackson said...

Sarah -- I hope it went well.

I have received much wonderful advice, but the one that is more important than the others is to persevere.

~ Jim

Warren Bull said...

Read and follow submission rules.

Kara Cerise said...

I hope your presentations went well, Sarah!

One piece of advice that has stayed with me is to write the story you most want to read.

Sarah Henning said...

Great advice, folks! It did go well. People seemed interested in what I had to say and I didn't publicly vomit, so it was most definitely a win:)

KM Rockwood said...

I hope the conference went well. I was at Malice Domestic this last weekend. Even though I wasn't at the conference you helped organize, thank you on behalf of all writers (and readers) Without the selfless efforts of all the volunteers, these events would not happen. And they are so meaningful to writers, who by the very nature of our work, are solitary creatures.

The piece of advice that comes to mind is that, when things seem to be going poorly, keep on writing. You can always revise & improve poor writing, but you can't do that with a blank piece of paper. Or screen.