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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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Friday, January 15, 2016

Three Spoons

Three Spoons                                    


by Warren Bull


My wife, Judy and I moved to Portland, Oregon on Christmas day. The flight was not full and the fare 

was much cheaper than for other days around that date. Since then I have been moving my electronic 

addresses and finances.  I have also been starting my new connections such as at the bank and the 

library. Separating from friends and my writing life is harder. Finding new friends and a new writing 

community will take time.


One thing that did not move is the furniture and possessions that we were told by the moving van 

people would arrive on January 6. Next when the truck was three days late, the moving company staff 

members told us the truck should arrive on the 18th.  On the 13th, we got a call saying the driver 

assigned to pick up our load found that his cargo was already overweight. He left our things in the 

warehouse.


We have minimal possessions here, expecting the major shipment to follow us closely. I have three 

pairs of boxers.  We have three spoons. I suppose if I were more philosophical I might be more 

sanguine about it. Ah, for the simple life. But I want my stuff. I want to have comfort in my condo. I 

want to have my keyboard, even if I just plunk out tunes one note at a time. I want my computer with 

the record of my submissions and publications


I don’t want to wash dishes and do laundry every other day. 


The remodelers are also not finished but they have almost completed their work. I’m more relaxed 

about them. I like the workers. What they have completed has been very well done. I might feel the 

same about the movers if they had brought almost everything.


I want more than three spoons. 

9 comments:

Kait said...

Oh Warren, how sad and funny at the same time! We went through something similar a few years ago when we moved from Miami to Maine. The date the mover gave us meant we needed to complete the drive in three days (pretty sad when you're traveling over so much country you'd love to explore). One the day of arrival, no one showed. We called the mover and discovered our stuff was deposited into temporary storage as the driver who does New England was on vacation--for three more weeks. We decided to make the best of it (not much else to do) bought the barest necessities and were grateful that we'd thought at the last minute to stuff our sleeping bags into the car. Did I mention we moved in November...to the crown of Maine...

KM Rockwood said...

Moving is always an adventure, full of unexpected happenings. Some of them are welcome, but some are a royal pain in the you-know-where.

I hope this move works out well for you, and you find that writing community.

In a few months (or years) this will be an amusing story. But for now, I imagine you just want your stuff.

Carla Damron said...

I have no doubt you will find a strong writing community there. And maybe they'll even share their spoons.

Margaret Turkevich said...

When we moved from Atlanta to Cincinnati, we lived with only beds, a kitchen table and chairs, television, loveseat, and computer desk for four months. It was an eerie and zen-like experience. And the last time the basement was clean and empty. Give yourself time. Explore. Wander. Strike up conversations. My focus was our high school freshman, who, in time, made the transition.

Jody Crocker said...

OH Warren! How frustrating. Hope you can find all the good things about the situation. Enjoy your new home.

Shari Randall said...

Oh Warren, I feel your pain! Being a military wife, we've moved more times than I'd like to remember. So I am not jealous of that part of your experience at all! But being in Portland - that's cool! I hope you are getting out of the house, seeing the sights, and meeting the writing tribe.

KB Inglee said...

I was looking around the other day thinking that maybe if I moved I could get rid of all this accumulated junk. Having read your story, maybe it isn't such a good idea. Hope you like the movers when you finally meet them.

Gloria Alden said...


When I moved into the old farmhouse I'd bought 25 years ago, my son and I were in the midst of remodeling, and I had no kitchen cupboard or sink. The cupboards were still in boxes in the middle of the living room. There was no trim around the walls or windows and only the drywall my son had installed after we took out all the old plaster and took it down to the 2x4s so he could replace the 1917 wiring and add insulation. Withing a month, I think, it was looking much better and I had new kitchen counters with a new sink and cupboards. My cousin's husband even bought a new kitchen window that was nicer and installed it. I had a lot of help getting my house in order from new wiring, new walls, sanded and refinished hardwood floors as well as the new kitchen and eventually all the trim and a library full of book shelves. One of my cousins came over and helped me with the painting and wall papering, too. A lot of work, love and memories went into making my old house livable and comfortable.

Soon you will be settled in quite well and love everything about your new home, and what's not to love if you live in a town that has Powell's?

Julie Tollefson said...

Oh what a funny/frustrating story! Good luck in your new endeavors. I know you'll find a writing community there soon!