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


Check out our April author interviews: Two WWK members have new books out this month. Look for James Montgomery Jackson's interview about his fifth Seamus McCree novel, Empty Promises, on 4/4. Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver novel, Necessary Ends also debuts this month. Her interview will be on 4/18. WWK veteran, Sherry Harris's interview posts on 4/11. The next in her series, I Know What You Bid Last Summer, is now available. Grace Topping interviews KB Owen on 4/25. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.


Our April Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 4/7-Cindy Callaghan, 4/14-Sasscer Hill, 4/21-Margaret S. Hamilton, 4/28-Kait Carson.


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), will be available on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here.


Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:


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.


Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in August, 2018.


In addition, our prolific KM has had the following shorts published as well: "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017 and "Turkey Underfoot," appears in the anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fifth Course of Chaos.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

World Book Day



Image from coffeecupsandcrayons (dot) com

Reading changes lives
World Book Day - Sunday April 23, is all about celebrating reading and books.
Reading paves the way for intellectual and emotional growth throughout our lives. Studies show that there are many benefits to reading — from helping us overcome stress to keeping our brains sharp.
Books nurture our imaginations and our empathy, take us places we've never been, and introduce us to ideas and people we might never have otherwise encountered. Literacy skills can help empower people, positively impact communities and enrich lives.
Happy World Book Day!

Join us in supporting literacy
The charities below work to provide books and reading resources at home and around the world.
Worldreader - their mission is to create a world where everyone is a reader.
Room to Read - a focus on improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.
First Book - provides new books, learning material and other essentials to children in need.


Amazon dot com is also donating and accepting donations.

5 comments:

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Warren,

Thanks for providing this info!

Gloria Alden said...

I can't imagine a life without reading books. I always have at least two books going; one by my nesting chair downstairs and one beside my bed. Although I buy a lot of books, I also get a lot of them from two local libraries. I belong to two book clubs, and I almost always get the books for them from the libraries. I also donate books to their library book sales.

KM Rockwood said...

While we're on the subject, please remember that Trump's new budget completely eliminates funding for museums and libraries. If you support access to libraries for all people in our communities, please consider contacting your congress members to let them know that you support libraries, and please support keeping these fairly minimal funds in the budget.

E. B. Davis said...

We need our libraries so everyone has access to information. Without libraries, we lose an essential part of our freedom--the right to information, which increases the mentality and education of our population. Without libraries, we'd be a nation of "reality," soaps, and melodrama TV or violent movies. That isn't where our heads should be.

Shari Randall said...

Thank you, Warren, for shining a light on these great groups specifically and on the wider issue of literacy. People, and especially politicians, don't grasp the huge problem of illiteracy and low-literacy in our country. I had a professor who said if you wanted to bring down incarceration rates, bring up literacy rates. A huge percentage of those in prison have low literacy or are illiterate. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that people who can't read don't have great options in life.