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

Our May author interviews: Marla Cooper-5/3, Rhys Bowen-5/10, Cindy Brown-5/17, Martha Reed-5/24, Sherry Harris--5/31.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in May--Paty Jager-5/6 and Maren Anderson-5/13. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 5/20--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 5/27--Kait Carson. E. B. Davis blogs this month on 5/30.


“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.

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 October, 18, 2017. Look for the interview by E. B. Davis here on that date!

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, 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.