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

July Interview Schedule:
7/3 Jean Stone A Vineyard Summer
7/10 Mark Bergin
7/17 Christin Brecher Murder's No Votive Confidence
7/24 Dianne Freeman A Ladies' Guide to Gossip
7/31 J. C. Kenney A Genuine Fix

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 7/6 V. M. Burns, 7/13 Joe Amiel,

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 7/20 Gloria Alden, 7/27 Kait Carson


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.

KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology will be released on June 18th.

Congratulations to Margaret S. Hamilton for being a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest. Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.

Congratulations to Shari Randall for WINNING the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her book, Curses, Boiled Again was published by St. Martin's last year. Read the interview about the book here. Yay, Shari!

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30.

James M. Jackson extends the Seamus McCree series with the May 25th publication of #6, False Bottom.


Monday, May 17, 2010

A Writer's Best Friend

Writers are essentially readers with secondary skills. I can’t imagine my life without libraries. Readers and writers would have emptied bank accounts and piled high cluttered homes filled with dusty books without them. Libraries allow me to test drive authors I’ve never read before. When a library buys an author’s book, the author may as well have won the lottery. Millions of readers, who are potential book buyers, can acquaint themselves with the author’s writing.

Sisters in Crime, an organization that promotes women crime writers, chose to sponsor and promote libraries through its 2010 “We Love Libraries Lottery,” a monthly drawing awarding one thousand dollars to libraries each month carrying Sister in Crime authors’ books. To enter the drawing, librarians submit a picture of books written by Sister in Crime members that the library has in its stacks to www.sistersincrime.org. The winners must use the award to buy more books for the library, not just its members’ books, but any books. Sisters in Crime also will exhibit at the upcoming American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Washington, D. C.’s Convention Center will host the ALA’s 2010 conference. The event runs from June 24th to June 29th and features exhibits and speakers that the public may attend. There are three levels of attendance. Tickets for viewing exhibits only, costs $25. The Exhibits Plus ticket costs $35 and additionally provides access to the General Opening Session on Friday, June 25th, featuring speaker Toni Morrison, Pulitzer Prize winning author (Beloved). The public may also purchase the Exhibits Supreme ticket for $75 so that they may view all the exhibits and hear all speakers at the conference. Some of the speakers at the conference are:

• Nancy Pearl, NPR book commentator, and Mary McDonagh Murphy, Emmy award winning film maker and author of the book, Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill A Mockingbird.

Secret Life of Bees author Sue Kidd Monk and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor promote their current book, Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter story.

Sarah Duchess of York will speak about her new children’s series, Helping Hand books

• Founder of StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history honoring the lives of everyday people, David Isay, talks on his latest book just released in April by Penguin Press, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps. Isay has written four books about the audio series that has interviewed over fifty thousand people.

• Prominent enigmatologist (master of puzzles), Will Shortz has published over two hundred puzzle books and created the only enigmatology major at Indiana University. He is also the New York Times cross-word puzzle editor

• The Graphic Novel Panel includes David Small, who has illustrated over 40 books and written the memoir Stitches, which was nominated for a National Book Award

• Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz current project is a collection of short stories depicting the lives of Dominican-American immigrants entitled, Drown. He won the 2008 Pulitzer for, The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao.

E. B. Davis


C.J. Ellisson said...

Great post, Elaine! The site is shaping up and coming together really well. I wish you all the best with it!

E. B. Davis said...

Thanks "C.J." I appreciate your kind words, especially since your blog site is awesome. And Steve was so silent, slipping his news in with just a little sqeak. We are all learning and hope to have some guests soon. Thanks, E.B. Davis

C.J. Ellisson said...

Sorry Elaine, I'm not sure what news you mean. I read all of your intros and two other posts fully, but didn't see any mention of Steve or his news. Your co-blogger is Jim, so I assume you mean someone else?

Thanks for the kind words on our site as well, I hadn't realized you stopped by because I didn't known your pen name! We're always looking for more guest bloggers, let me know if any of your team is interested, it could help drive some followers over here to read the great posts you guys are doing.

Your voices all come through here well I'm looking forward to stopping by more!

E. B. Davis said...

Oh, I just went to Wicked Writers. I hadn't realized Steven Liskow wasn't blogging with you anymore. I found out that his book was being released by reading him on a guest blog. He never announced it to the listserve, but after several congratulations, he sheepishly accepted our lauds. I would have screamed it from every mountain top, but guess that's not his style. We're all so new to blogging that of course guest blogging for each other is something that we would consider. I'd also have to discuss it with my fellow bloggers. We'll be in touch.
E. B.

C.J. Ellisson said...

That's right! I remember his book was slotted to be released in May. I wish him the best with sales. I bet it's a super exciting time for him right now.

I'm with you- I'd be shouting it from the rooftops!