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.

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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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Where Do You Write by Cindy Callaghan


As a writer, there are certain questions that I get asked a lot. One of the most common is, “Where do you write?”

I say, “In my Writing Cave.” 

What is it like? If you picture the Bat Cave, you’re pretty close. 

Except the walls aren’t stone; they’re mahogany. The skylight in the vaulted ceiling is partially blocked by ivy. The hardwood floor is cushioned by a slightly faded Persian rug with burgundy hues. Smooth jazz hums in the background; it’s white noise, and it melds with a gadget making nature sounds. Today it’s raining.
 
I sit at the well-worn leather executive chair; its high back cradles me in luxury. The seat is big enough for me to fold my legs, which I often cover with a thin red blanket.

There’s an endless supply of cold Dasani and hot coffee.  

My barnwood desk is clutter-free when working. Wood from the same barn was crafted into matching shelves and armoire that hold printer and supplies—notebooks labeled for each project, reams of paper, post-its, scented-colored markers, pens/pencils.
It’s like this:


**Stage direction:  Author pauses and re-reads her beginning paragraphs**

Okay, so my office isn’t quite like the dream painted above, which sounds fabulous, but I’m a writer on the move!

The reality is:
·      Coffee shops, anything with a table that’s open at the crack of dawn
·      My car – parked or in one of the bazillion carpool lines I sit in
·      The grocery store line
·      On a treadmill, stair climber, elliptical machine
·      Side-line at a track meet, soccer game, football game, rugby game, etc…

It’s more like this:

But, a writer girl can dream, can’t she?

So, tell me:  Where do you write?

Cindy Callaghan Bio:
Cindy Callaghan is a business professional and ‘tween writer. Her books: Just Add Magic  (2010), Lost In London (2013), Lucky Me (2014) Lost In Ireland (2016), Lost In Paris (2015)Lost In Rome (2015), Lost In Hollywood (2016), and Sydney MacKenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead (2017), Just Add Magic: Potion Problems (2018) and Saltwater Summers (2019) magically capture the tween voice and experience.
Cindy’s first book, the much-loved Just Add Magic, is now a breakout Amazon Original live-action series.
Cindy lives in Wilmington, Delaware.
Photo credits:  (Images from https://www.freeimages.com/)

 

4 comments:

Margaret Turkevich said...

I write at the kitchen table within reach of the outside door to let the dogs in and out. I have a small bookcase nearby where I store notes and printouts for my current projects.

Gloria Alden said...

Cindy, I write in my library/dining room surrounded by one long wall of books, another wall with a window on the south side of the library and bookshelves on each side of the window, and a large window on the east side of my library with a desk to the north of the window, and file cabinets with my radio/CD player on top of that covered with stacks and stacks of CDs. I have a large table in the middle of the room with benches on each side. The table is usually buried in papers I've printed out or junk mail and only cleaned off when I'm entertaining for Christmas or when I have one of my book clubs meet here. All my writing is done on my computer on the desk next to the large opening to my living room on the north side. On the other side of this opening is another bookcase.

Warren Bull said...

I write mostly at my desk that directly faces a lovely windowless wall with bookshelves to the right and behind me. I've found writing in airports during long layovers to be productive too.

KM Rockwood said...

I write in "the spare bedroom," also knows and "the junk room."

I have it on my agenda (yet again) to tackle the buildup of "junk," which is mostly things we haven't used in a while, but seem too valuable or sentimentally attached to discard.

The major advantage to it is that I have a lovely view of the woods, and there's plenty of space for the dog to lie down.