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Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.
September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.
“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.
Monday, May 17, 2010
A Writer's Best Friend
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