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

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, November 23, 2015

Solving the Mystery of Holiday Shopping for Writers



It’s almost Thanksgiving and you know what that means – you are already behind on your holiday shopping. If there is a writer on your holiday shopping list and you want to go beyond a bookstore gift certificate, check out these ideas for gifts sure to please the literary on your list.

Coffee and writers go together like F. Scott and Zelda. Literarygiftcompany.com has mugs that can be personalized with the title of one’s own book! The classic design will brighten your writer’s morning (and afternoon and evening) cup of coffee.








What to buy for the mystery author who has everything?
Elementary!

Try the Sherlock Holmes Action Figure complete with magnifying glass and deerstalker hat. The pipe is removable and the magnifying glass really works. You can find it on Amazon.







Does your writer need a pep talk? This pencil set from iceydesigns.com offers writerly advice and solace. 










Looking for the perfect accessory for your writer’s Malice Domestic 
banquet outfit? The Whodunit Charm Bracelet is complete with miniature charms of a syringe, Ouija board, knife, magnifying glass, revolver, book, and puzzle piece. You can find it on Etsy, a trove of unique gifts for the writer and reader.







Want to give a writer friend – or yourself – recognition for an especially well written scene, story, or blog post?  The Storyteller Merit Badge (Etsy) is an inexpensive way to say "Well done!"


Garrets can get very drafty in the winter. Keep your writer warm with the Edgar Allan Poe scarf from storiarts.com.



 Do you have any gift ideas for the writers on your list?

10 comments:

Warren Bull said...

A gift certificate to Barnes & Noble, maybe

Grace Topping said...

Such clever ideas, Shari. Thank you. Last year my daughters got me a magnet that says, "Stay calm and keep on Writing." It sits in front of my computer and is a good reminder not to panic with deadlines.

Shari Randall said...

Hi Warren, that's one of my favorite gifts to give and to get.

Hi Grace, I love that! Sounds like your daughters are very supportive of your writing.

KM Rockwood said...

Fun gifts!

I've seen a tee shirt that says, "Watch out or I'll put you in my next novel."

And mugs with the titles of "banned books."

Kait said...

What great gifts! Writers though are among the easiest to buy for. Give them a fresh pad of paper and a gorgeous pen...good to go. Seriously thinking of gifting myself with the mug. I would say more, but I'm going shopping :)

Shari Randall said...

Hi Kathleen, I must find that tee shirt!

Hi Kait - I saved my daughters' Christmas lists from long ago. My older daughter always asked for paper, lots of paper, and she still does. Forget a paperless society, give us paper!

Gloria Alden said...


Shari, there are no writers on my gift list, but I saw a lot of things on there I would
like to have. Of course, nothing beats the gift my Trumbull Writers group gave me one summer - a hunting knife with notches on the handle for everyone I'd murdered - on the page, of course, so far. I need to get busy and add more notches to that knife handle.

Sarah Henning said...

What cute gifts, Shari! My mom is always on the look out for writerly stuff to give me. Maybe I should send her your blog as a hint;)

Kara Cerise said...

Wonderful ideas, Shari! I don't have writers on my gift list either but I'd like to have some of these items. Love the pencils.

I saw miniature book earrings on Etsy.

lura said...

good post