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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.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.
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Friday, July 29, 2011

News from New Zealand

New Zealand News

Last week I wrote about news of the Midwest. This week I will tell you about the news in one paper that I borrowed after it was discarded by my seatmate on the flight from Auckland to Christchurch. I make no claim to describe all print journalism in the land of the long white cloud.

The lead story was about a woman who survived a head on collision with a drunk teenager who was driving in her lane. Good news and well worth covering. However the paper showed a picture of the woman, who was very attractive, in a bikini. Now, I do not know what she wears when she drives but it is midwinter here.

Another story was about a teenaged couple who killed one set of parents who disapproved of their relationship and then invited their friends over to have a party. I don’t remember where they lived. The parents might have had a point.

A third story was about an Italian woman who supported her husband’s political career but when he lost an election for mayor she dressed in a cat woman suit, and waited with a gun to kill him. According to the story she told police she had a change of heart when she had him in her sights and decided not to shoot.

Rupert Murdock’s wife reportedly assaulted a protestor after he threw a pie pan full of shaving cream in her husband’s face.

Were these four stories the most crucial information for the public to know? I could be wrong but I suspect not. I wondered if the paper was owned by Rupert Murdock.

I also noticed many want ads under the heading of Adult Entertainment. Some ads seemed to be jobs to be filled. Others seemed to be ads by entertainers searching for an audience. The three most common attributes described were blonde, thin and large bra cup size.

There was extensive news about rugby and full paragraphs where I knew each and every word individually but I could not understand what they meant together.

I don’t think I’ll subscribe.

Other tidbits: The water drains from the sink counterclockwise opposite from the direction in the United States. The stars visible in the sky at night are in different constellations. I have seen the Southern Cross. There was a 5.1 earthquake the first night we were here. We slept right thorough it but have been assured that we will have other chances to experience one.

Cheerio!

5 comments:

E. B. Davis said...

My father loved to travel, so I traveled at an early age. There's no better education.

I've always wanted to see the Southern Cross, so I just looked it up online. There were more references to the song than to the constellation. The images were ho-hum, like the book is better than the movie. But then, whenever someone points out a constellation to me, I'm immediately turned off because I detest Greek Mythology.

I've always wanted to see the aurora borealis and was surprised to learn that there is a corresponding southern aurora australis. There is a strange and beautiful symmetry in the earth's mechanics when water swirls in the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere.

I hope you sleep through all of the earthquakes and fine better reading material.

Kara Cerise said...

I don't know, Warren, you may want to subscribe to the newspaper just because it's so unique (odd?). There may be an idea for a mystery among the bikini clad accident victim and the potential murderer dressed as catwoman stories.

Warren Bull said...

My internet access is spotty so I may have trouble getting to the blog at times. One nice thing about the news here is that news from the United States is covered in less detail.

Dee Hendershot Gatrell said...

The story about the kid who killed his parents and then threw a party--he was from FL--can't recall where--not where I live, thankfully. We have so many murders here I feel like we live in the Wild West!

Hope you are enjoying New Zealand.

Warren Bull said...

I'm having a great time here. Still without a phone or dependable internet.