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

Check out our February author interviews: 2/7-debut author Keenan Powell (Alaskan lawyer), 2/14-Leslie Wheeler (Rattlesnake Hill), 2/21-bestselling author Krista Davis, who unveils a new series, 2/28-Diane Vallere answers my questions about Pajama Frame. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.

Our February Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 2/3-Saralyn Richard, 2/10-Kathryn Lane. WWK's Margaret H. Hamilton will blog on 2/17, and Kait Carson on 2/24.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

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 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.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

An Introduction

An Introduction

My name is Warren Bull and I’m honored to join the ranks of Writers Who Kill. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Unlike Ramona Long, who I can personally attest is a wonderful editor and teacher, I don’t have much academic training in writing. In fact the most recent class I took in creative writing was in the seventh grade. It was a very good class but that was a while back. If I remember correctly, I rode a Pterodactyl to school and then back to my home cave.

Since the seventh grade I’ve been educating myself about writing. I wrote plays that neighborhood kids put on for other neighborhood kids. We sold tickets. (A sure sign of an aspiring author.) My mother encouraged me to write. She kept spiral bound notebooks full of my writings. On my first visit home from college I was mortified to find that she had showed my letters home to everyone in the neighborhood.

During the summer after college and before I got a job, I sent off a series of short stories to Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazines. The highlight of my early efforts was a personalized rejection letter from the editor of AH.

Writing was always a part of my education as a psychologist. In graduate school I was accused of plagiarism by a professor who said about a class assignment I handed in, “No graduate student could write this well.”

At an early job I worked with another psychologist who published a novel with an e publisher. I thought, “I could do that.”

My first fiction publication was the novel Abraham Lincoln for the Defense which came out in 2003. It’s out of print but available on Smashwords http//www.smashwords.com//books/view/13700. Since then I’ve written essays, memoirs, and more than a dozen short stories. I’ve won four awards for short fiction including the Missouri Writers’ Guild award for best short story of the year in 2006. I am currently working on a short story collection titled Murder Manhattan Style.

You can go to my website http//www.WarrenBull.com to find free short stories and other examples of my writing.

I am currently recovering from a second bone marrow transplant for multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer.) Luckily, I have a loving wife, a supportive family, great friends, health insurance and excellent medical care. Following each transplant, I lost and then eventually regained the ability to write fiction. I have only recently completed a short story based on an idea I developed after the transplant. It feels great to be back.

I have not written a blog before. Please let me know the sorts of things you like to read about.

Warren Bull


James Montgomery Jackson said...

Welcome Warren. We're glad you're back to writing as well.

~ Jim

E. B. Davis said...

Yea Warren! Good to have you here. Jim, Warren and I met in a short story critique group. Actually, Jim and Warren were the old timers, I was the newbie. I was impressed by the caliber of writing by them and the other members in the group. They helped improve my writing and set high standards. Glad you're our new blogger Warren. Welcome!

Ellis Vidler said...

Hi, Warren. Glad to see you've joined this interesting group.
I too wrote backyard plays for my friends (probably influenced by Jo Marsh of Little Women). We had great fun putting on our productions. It's a fun way to start--happy memories.
I'll look forward to reading your posts.

Pauline Alldred said...

Hi, Warren, I'm glad to meet you and know you're going to be a fellow blogger. It's great that you're back writing again and I look forward to reading your stories and blogs.

Ramona said...

I've had the pleasure of reading Warren's work in fiction. Lots of humor mixed in with serious topics, wonderful characters who stay with you. You all are in for a treat when his short story collection comes out.

Great introductory post, Warren. I'm confident you'll be a great addition to the team here and wish you lots of good luck, good health and good writing.