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

Our March author interviews: Karen Pullen (3/1), Lowcountry Crime authors: Tina Whittle, Polly Iyer, Jonathan M. Bryant, and James M. Jackson (3/8), Annette Dashofy (3/15), Edith Maxwell (3/22) and Barb Ross (3/29).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in March: Maris Soule (3/4), and Virginia Mackey (3/11). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 3/18--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 3/25--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Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows.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 pre-order.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Books and birthdays

Today is my birthday.

Number thirty-four. (Wheeeee….)

Like most people, my birthday is a day filled with cake—calories most definitely don’t count, obviously—presents, and the go-ahead to do anything I very well please.

And there are a few things I typically always do on my birthday:

1. Go for a run. Because I love it AND because that just means MORE CAKE.

2. Watch Wimbledon. Though this year, the event is late and doesn’t start until the day AFTER my birthday. LAME. I deserve some measure of Rafa Nadal on my birthday, tennis event planners. Jeez.

3. Buy at least one book. My parents are still kind enough to gift their almost-middle-aged daughter with cash each year (Thanks, Mom and Dad!), and I typically make a beeline for the book store for something new and exciting in hardback.

Because it’s my birthday (and I’ll do what I want to!), I want to know: What book should I buy myself as a present?

9 comments:

James Montgomery Jackson said...

Happy birthday, although there must be a typo in the second sentence, as I know no woman who is 34. Twenty one, thirty-nine forever, maybe sixty-five because they are happy Medicare kicks in.

But I’m okay with your prevarication, because you write fiction and I give extra allowances.

Although I do draw the line at more than one birthday a year.

So enjoy the day and have a splediferouos year.

~ Jim

Gloria Alden said...


Happy birthday, Sarah, and may it be one of your best. Lucky you to have parents who love books and passed that on to you. I was one of those lucky ones, too. Enjoy the book you get for your birthday.

Warren Bull said...

Many happy returns!

Kait said...

Happy birthday, Sarah! Have a wonderful day, and I have read that calories don't count for your entire birthday week!

KM Rockwood said...

Happy birthday!

Jim, my grandmother used to say your best birthday is your 75th. After that, no matter what happens or what you do, if you smile sweetly and say, "You know, I turned 75 on my last birthday," all is forgiven.

Kara Cerise said...

Happy birthday, Sarah! Have a wonderful day and enjoy choosing your birthday book.

Grace Topping said...

Happy birthday, Sarah! Thirty-four and you're claiming middle-age! If that's so, then middle-age spreads over a vast number of years, because that's what I claim, and I'm (ahem) a bit older than that.

Have a great day.

Shari Randall said...

Happy birthday, Sarah! Hope you had a wonderful celebration and that this will be the year your writing wishes come true.

Sarah Henning said...

Thank you, everyone! I had a great day!

For the record: I ordered Robert McCammon's THE RIVER OF SOULS. Couldn't find it locally, but excited to see it in a few days!