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Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.

September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.


“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.

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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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween by Julie Mulhern


 I love Halloween.

Truly, I love it.

It is the perfect holiday. No big meal to fix or digest. Instead, a pot of chili simmers on the stove. Gifts? Bags of bite-sized candy bars, opened and shared with all comers. Stress? Practically non-existent.

When my children were little, a groups of dads would escort our crew of princesses, goblins and Jedi knights around the neighborhood. The moms stayed home to pass out candy. The reality? We drank wine.

Show me another holiday where men do the lion’s share of the work.

As I said, the perfect holiday.
Add to that the inexplicable fact that my children don’t like Snickers. I do. When they emptied their pillow cases I was waiting. While they traded for Milky Ways and Kit Kats, I collected Snickers.


Now that they’ve outgrown trick or treating, I buy my own. Don’t bother asking, I’m not sharing.

This year, there’s a Halloween mystery rattling around my brain. I’m thinking about a haunted house (the kind with fake zombies, scary people with chain saws, and lines of screaming teens), an all too real corpse, and an unfortunate amateur sleuth who has an uncanny knack for finding bodies. There will also be Snickers bars. I am going to start writing it as soon I complete the draft for my third Country Club Murders mystery.

So, this Halloween, I wish you pots of chili, happy children, plenty of wine, and lots of Snickers bars. If you don’t like Snickers, you know who’ll take them.

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions. 

                                                              

7 comments:

Margaret Turkevich said...

I declined to attend a concert tonight to stay home and enjoy the kiddies. I'll never tire of Halloween.

Warren Bull said...

Thanks for sharing on WWK. I'm looking forward to seeing the little ones in costume tonight.

Gloria Alden said...

I always enjoyed Halloween, too, but now my children are grown, I'm no longer teaching, and I live on a small farm where there are no children who go trick or treating on our rather busy road. Instead, their parents take them to neighborhood with houses close together and sidewalks or to Halloween events at churches. When my children were young and went out trick or treating, I wanted their Reese's peanut butter cups, and when I still had little ones who came in later years, I gave out the peanut butter cups so I could eat any of the leftovers.

Julie said...

Soon the chili will be on the stove. Looking forward to a hearty dinner, wine and snickers tonight! To all the Writers Who Kill, thanks so much for hosting me today--Happy Halloween!

Grace Topping said...

The only problem I had with Halloween was having my children return with lots of candy, especially Snickers bars, and I would indulge, much to the detriment of my waistline. As the children in our community grew older, we had fewer and fewer Trick or Treaters coming to the door, and we would be left with lots of candy. More on my waistline. I blame all my weight gain over the past few years on Halloween!

E. B. Davis said...

I agree, Julie. Halloween is just a fun holiday for kids. There isn't any agenda or cause, jut good old fashion fun. I love to see the little ones in their costumes. I have to admit though--racing to the door all night can be a bit tiresome, but when I get near the end of my candy bowl, I turn off the porch light--my signal we are done for the night. This year I got Snickers, Peanut Butter Snickers, Twix, and Oh Henry bars ( I hadn't seen them in years. My daughter didn't know what they were--so I'll also educate those little chocoholics in the neighborhood!). Thanks for blogging, Julie. Congratulations on the contract for three more books.

Shari Randall said...

Happy Halloween, Julie! I'll give you my Snickers - just don't take my Milky Ways!
thank you for stopping by WWK!