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


Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of July!

July 4th Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder

July 11th V. M. Burns, The Plot Is Murder

July 18th Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), Death Over Easy

July 25th Shari Randall, Against The Claw


Our July Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 7/7--Mary Feliz, 7/14--Annie Hogsett, 7/21--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/28--Kait Carson.

Our special bloggers for the fifth Monday and Tuesday of July--Kaye George and Paula Gail Benson.


Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/


Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)


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 July 31, 2018.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's a marriage made in Heaven


It’s a marriage made in Heaven

How often have we heard that saying? Can it be true?

If it is, why are there so many divorces? And why are there so many homicides involving domestic abuse? Nearly every day on our local news we hear about someone who shot or stabbed their mates.

I not only write mystery, but I also write romance. I recently sold a story to True Confessions where the woman was too busy with her career to jump into a marriage like her grandmother wanted. Why did granny want her to get married? So her cousin couldn’t inherit her house when she died. 

My heroine tried the dating services and ended up with a bunch of nut cases. And I got that information from women I know who actually had these experiences. The man she married was a good friend who she never thought about in a romantic way—until he proposed to her in front of a lot of people. At the encouragement of the people in the restaurant and to not embarrass her friend, she said yes. But that was a good thing. Well, we all know we have to have happy endings in romance.

The reason I like to make my stories have happy endings is because I hear so much sad news from friends and family, TV and crazies like Charlie Sheen. So when I write or read I like to know something good will happen. That’s even when there’s a murder involved. If I kill off a husband or a wicked boyfriend, I have to make sure better things happen.

I got rid of one bad guy by having him eaten by an alligator. I live in Florida and one of my neighbors is a wild life officer who told me how to make this happen. I have another friend who is on the highway patrol. In Florida they do more than traffic stops and accidents. They also are at times involved in homicide investigations.

In my WIP I wanted to know about human trafficking—selling babies. There was a case in the news about this and I wanted to know how I would go about writing this. My friend didn’t want the people at the police department to think I was someone who wanted to do this, so she called them and said I was a friend and I’d be calling them to get the information. I thought it was funny. Really. After all, I’m a grandmother who has never even shot a gun. My friend’s advice is to use a frying pan on an attacker. So now I’m going to have to use that somewhere in my book. 

How do you kill off your villains?  

2 comments:

Warren Bull said...

I'm always looking for new and better ways of extermination. If my wife should die from a black powder rifle and the police seize my computer, I'd be in big trouble. I wrote a Western story where nobody used a gun. If I can find an unexpected way to fold spindle and mutilate, so much the better.

Pauline Alldred said...

I look for new ways to kill but using what's at hand comes most naturally--garden tools, machines, glass. I don't use guns. Maybe because my two experiences at a gun range didn't thrill me.