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WWK's May interviews will be: 5/2--indie author Bobbi Holmes, 5/9--TG Wolff (aka--Anita Devito), 5/16--Chocolate Bonbon author Dorothy St. James, 5/23--Lida Sideris, 5/30--Food Lovers' Village (and multiple Agatha winner) Leslie Budwitz. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

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), will be available on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here.

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. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with the authors in this anthology on 4/14! 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 August, 2018.

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.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Midwest News

By the time you read this I will be in New Zealand, but I will try to keep up on what's going on back home.

News From the Midwest

Independence, Missouri

After getting reports of an alligator moving through the forest, police officers, urged on by the Missouri Department of Conservation, took two shots at a large reptile by a stream bank. A man living nearby approached the officers and told them the creature was a concrete lawn ornament. A police spokeman told reporters the man had used it to keep trespassers away. They suggest he get a “No Trespassing” sign.

The police chief expressed support of his “brave boys in blue” and said he hoped to send them out to deal with pink plastic flamingos that constituted a public threat as “eyesores.”

Prairie Village, Kansas

A psychotherapist with more than 25 years in practice was sentenced to 32 months in prison for selling marijuana to one of his clients. A search of his home revealed additional illicit drugs. He surrendered his license, apparently having surrendered his common sense at some time in the past.

Topeka, Kansas

A man exiting a supermarket discovered that high winds had sent a shopping cart into his parked car, denting the vehicle. After failing to break a window by throwing the offending cart at it, the man drove his car through the front double doors, ending up in the frozen food section of the store. He drove out of the store and rapidly departed the scene.

Kansas City, Missouri

The International House of Pancakes filed suit against the International House of Prayer for trademark infringement. Apparently this was to assist those who confuse communion wafers with blueberry waffles.

Aurora, Missouri

A teenaged girl took matters into her own hands when a substitute school bus driver smelling of alcohol sped along his route with a bus full of students. She used her cell phone to call police and let them know the location of the errant bus. She stayed on the phone until the driver was pulled over and arrested.

Chicago, Illinois

A woman in the Chicago area drove her Neon twenty miles for an oil change. When mechanics popped the hood they found a black and white cat perched on the radiator hose. The woman is not the cat’s owner and is now looking for a home for the feline now named “Neon.” The dealer’s service department did not charge the woman any extra explaining, “Cat removals are free on Thursdays.”



jennymilch said...

Props to the teenaged girl--and the stalwart cat! How is it in NZ? Have a great trip!

Kara Cerise said...

Maybe I should consider a concrete alligator for my front yard to scare away potential burglars. Enjoy New Zealand!

Pauline Alldred said...

LOL. Thanks for starting off my morning in a happy mood. Near me there's a deer in a front yard that even as I drive past and without being a hunter, I can see it's not a real deer. There are several bullet holes in this deer. I wonder about the visual acuity of the hunters who shot that deer.

E. B. Davis said...

Maybe these articles in the news are the reason why I like the Darwin Awards. It never fails to amaze me what people do or what circumstances people find themselves in.

Tell us if you find any differences between people in your travels. I know the culture will be different. And I wondering what weird tales you will spin from your travels. Are any Big Foot (Foots? Feet?) creatures down there?

Warren Bull said...

The Kiwis I have met have been universally friendly and helpful. Judy and I got lost on a 'tramp" after dark. Our map was faulty and we have no vehicle. Two nice university students out for a jog walked us to the lighted path that was almost where the map indicated.
We got home unscathed It will be nice when we get a working phone and internet connection in the house.

Ellis Vidler said...

Warren, the little news snipits were interesting. I'm glad the cat made it. Hooray for the girl who could think.

Melissa Robbins said...

As a fellow Midwestern, I am rather embarrassed, but these are hilarious.

Very jealous of you being in NZ, Warren.

Oh my, my verification word is didspank!

Warren Bull said...

I agree with the comments supporting the girl who could think for herself. There's not enough of that going on.