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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Friday, July 24, 2015

News



New News

Pope Francis, known for his humble attitude, has added a new “popemobile” which is reportedly a Hyundai, rather than a Mercedes Benz, which was favored by prior popes. 

A Texas teenager went missing while kayaking along the coast of Honduras.  He was found 18 miles off the coast and returned safely to his family.

DNA testing showed that Actor George Clooney is Abraham Lincoln’s half-first cousin five times removed.

San Diego police broke up a crime ring that reportedly stole approximately $15,000 of Legos.  Apparently there is an active black market in plastic blocks.


There are reportedly 62 Lego bricks for every person on earth; there are more Lego figures than people who live in the United States. 

As many as 10% of sales of Legos are to adults who want them for themselves. 

High school teacher Nat Ellis sold his collection of 1,139 fast food restaurant toys, which he collected over the course of 25 years to help buy a special wheelchair that goes off road for a 4-year-old boy who cannot walk but loves to play in the mud.  The person who bought the collection returned it to Mr. Ellis so he can sell it again.

Cesare Cata, an Italian teacher gave his students a list of 15 things to do as homework this summer

1)   Walk along the beach in the morning alone, thinking about the things you love most and feeling happy.
2)   Try using all the new words you learned this year
3)   Read as much as possible, not because you have to.  Read because summer inspires.
4)   Avoid all things, situations and persons that make you feel negative and empty.
5)   If you feel sad or scared do not worry.  Summer, like all great things, puts the soul in harmony.
6)   Dance without feeling ashamed.
7)   At least once, go see a sunrise.
8)   Play a lot of sports
9)   If you see a person near you in life bestow on them your gratitude.
10)                   Remember what you learned in school.
11)                  Be happy.
12)                  Don’t curse.
13)                   Watch movies with poignant dialogue.
14)                   Dream about what your life may be like.
15)                  Be good.

Four tourists were freed from a Malaysian jail after serving a three-day sentence after they pled guilty to an obscenity charge for posing nude on a Malaysian mountain.  They will be fined and sent home.  Some Malaysians blame them for causing an earthquake. 


I’m tempted to ask if the earth moved for you too, but in stead I’ll ask if you have interesting news to share.

7 comments:

Kait said...

I am still laughing about the nudity causing an earthquake so that's what I'm blaming my typos on. Very good Warren. What a fun post.

Shari Randall said...

Now I don't feel so bad about playing with my kids' Legos!

Kara Cerise said...

A crime ring that stole Legos? Wouldn't that make a great holiday short story.

I read about a squirrel that was detained by German police for stalking a woman. I know--it sounds nuts.

Gloria Alden said...

What a fun blog, Warren. I heard about the Legos heist. As for new news, I just got home from a week of camping where we had a week free of news - no TV, no radio, no newspapers. I'm trying to catch up now.

Grace Topping said...

I like the assignments the teacher gave his students. If the kids did even a few, they would have a better summer and outlook on life.

KM Rockwood said...

My favorite recent news story:

Daniel Palmer, 26, was arrested in Miami Beach after he returned to the scene of his crime to berate his victim, a NY tourist, from whom he had snatched a "fake" necklace at gunpoint. He got away, but, feeling cheated, he returned to confront the victim, who was being interviewed by local police. The victim pointed out Palmer's car, and the arrest was made.

James Montgomery Jackson said...

The intelligence of the average stick-up artist is not very high, which is why they get caught and tossed in jail.

~ Jim