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Our April author interviews: Perennial author Susan Wittig Albert--4/5, Sasscer Hill, horse racing insider--4/12, English historical, cozy author, TE Kinsey--4/19, Debut author, Susan Bickford--4/26.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in April: Heather Baker Weidner (4/1), Christina Hoag (4/8), Susan Boles (4/29). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 4/15--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 4/22--Kait Carson.

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 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 order.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Letter to my Friend




by Warren Bull

Dear Friend,
You were born a long time ago.  In fact in the year of your birth Warren G. Harding was elected president in a landslide.  It was also the year when the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a best of nine game series in the World Series.  That year an editorial in the New York Times written that year reported that rockets could never fly.
Happy ninety fifth birthday!

Even though you are older than pop up toasters and “talkie” movies you have been a blessing to us. Your joy in living is infectious. (Did I mention that you are older than the discovery of penicillin?) We feel honored to call you friend. You and your wife enhance our lives.  


Census data reveals that each year there are very few deaths of people ninety-five and older.  We hope that you will live at least ninety-five years more even though we do not expect to be around by then.

6 comments:

Kait said...

That's lovely, Warren - and happy birthday to your friend.

Grace Topping said...

Happy birthday to your friend. Coming from a family where one of my five uncles lived to be over 100 and the rest lived into their late nineties, I think your friend has a good chance of being around a few more years. Wishing him well.

Kara Cerise said...

Happy birthday to your friend! Wishing him many more wonderful years.

vicki batman said...

I just went to a party for an 87 year old who is still teaching a PhD class at a university in California and does consulting work on the side. I hope your friend has a wonderous day with great cake!

Margaret Turkevich said...

happy birthday and many happy returns to your friend.

My grandparents had a toaster with side flaps that pre-dated a pop-up toaster. It always struck me as a sensible method of toasting bread.

Gloria Alden said...

Warren, happy birthday to your friend. Every Monday in our newspaper, they interview veterans, and often they are in their 90s. As for the toaster, I have one of those in my camping supplies.