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.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Things to Do at the Beach

It’s May—and that means the temperatures are in the mid 70s and sunny in the Outer Banks. A friend of mine traveled to the islands over spring break. It was “biker” week and the islands were packed with kids and motorcycles. Usually, the Canadians come to the beach to defrost over spring break. A stretch of Pamlico Sound between Avon and Buxton is named Canadian Hole due to the numbers of Canadians who wind and kite surf there. Don’t know what kite surfing is? Here’s a clue, and if I were younger…dang, missed out on this scene!

My friend said that the ferry lines to Ocracoke were eight lines wide and deep. I was disappointed that I couldn’t go with her, but as I write this blog, I’m anticipating traveling there within two days. Some people get bored on the beach. I feel sorry for them. Get ready, lather up with sun block, leave the fancy sunglasses at home and buy yourself a pair of Sea Strikers-polarized, cheap and worthy. Here’s some of the ways I know to enjoy the beach.

Forget the expensive cosmetics; roll in the sand to exfoliate

Remember the inner child—build a sand castle, sit in the surf and let the waves roll you

Read a book that you haven’t had time to read

Catch up on your sleep

Sit a spell and talk to your spouse, mate, child, friend

Boogie board with your spouse, mate, child, friend

Heal—the salt water and sand will mend many ailments

Find sea shells, take them home and decorate with them

Try ocean kayaking or surfing

Swim

Fish

Read magazines that no one need know you read

Take a walk; take pictures of the wonders around you

Fill your cooler for lunch—remember happy hour

Dig a hole until the sea comes up



At the Sea-side
By Robert Louis Stevenson

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.
My holes were empty like a cup;
In every hole the sea came up
Till it could come no more.

Happy 60th Birthday to my brother, Nat.

3 comments:

Warren Bull said...

It sounds like fun.

E. B. Davis said...

We call it "Island Time" Warren. As soon as you get off the bridge, the tension and stress roll off your shoulders. I can't imagine life without IT (it is intelligence, but hold the technology).

Pauline Alldred said...

I had a sudden urge to leap into the car and drive to Cape Cod. I love the sound of the sea and the smell. I leave eating and drinking until I leave the sandy area. Born on an island where no one is more than 60 miles from the sea, I miss most the ocean abd the wildness and power of the sea.