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September Interviews

9/2 Dianne Freeman, A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

9/9 Ellen Byron, Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

9/16 Marilyn Levinson, writing as Allison Brook, Checked Out for Murder

9/23 Rhys Bowen, The Last Mrs. Summers

9/30 Sherry Harris, From Beer To Eternity


September Guest Bloggers


9/19 Judy Alter


WWK Weekend Bloggers

9/5 V. M. Burns

9/12 Jennifer J. Chow

9/26 Kait Carson













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Keenan Powell recently signed with agent Amy Collins of Talcott Notch. Congratulations, Keenan!


KM Rockwood's "Secrets To The Grave" will appear in the new SinC Chesapeake Chapter's new anthology Invitation To Murder, which will be released by Wildside Press on 10/6.


Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!


Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!


Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.


Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


Look Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."


Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, was released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here from April 29th.


Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

“Now we must dance,” said my daughter holding up the brown parcel that had just been delivered to our door.
She tore the box open and slid out a paperback book. It was an anthology called Spirit Legends and there on page 65 was her short story “Safely Home.” So who writes stories mixing the supernatural with hockey? My daughter, that’s who. I remember when my first short came out in Death Knell 3. I was nowhere near as excited as I am now. I think in part it was because I had helped to put the anthology together, and followed it through the process from submission to the time when the box of books appeared at my front door. Since then I have had a few more. But as times and the publishing industry changes, so do the hopes and dreams of authors. Bodge has had a couple of short stories published in Ebooks. This is her first hold-it-in-your-hand anthology. I started my first novel when she was 24. I’m not sure when she picked up the bug, but it isn’t surprising since the whole family writes. At any time you could find the three of us working away at our respective computers. My husband working on a newspaper article about a local strike, me on a short story set in 1890 and Bodge trying to figure out how being a werewolf would impact playing hockey. I have been searching my heart since she showed me the book. I have never believed emotions are simple, so I have a whole cluster of feelings about this.
Pride. I have a wonderful and talented daughter. Gratitude. This for the gift we were both given and for our ability to stick with it to a finished product. We don’t always finish what we start. Jealousy. Well naturally. I started first and she is now almost as well published as I am. Rivalry. If she can do it, I need to keep working so she doesn’t get ahead. Joy. All for her. I knew she could do it. Accomplishment. Neither of us read for each other, so I often see the work only after it is published. I am always blown away with the quality of her writing. Sadness. My mother died before my first story was published. Her father died before hers was. Perhaps some day you will see supernatural historical hockey mysteries by EK Inglee.

4 comments:

Warren Bull said...

I am tripping the light fantastic on the sidewalks of Christchurch. That dangerous because in many places the sidewalk has buckled due to earthquakes. Congratulations to the two of you!

Pauline Alldred said...

I love the idea of a supernatural hockey story. Left alone to create what they want, young people come up with astonishing ideas.

E. B. Davis said...

Congratulations to your daughter. A little competition is healthy, KB. What every mother of an adult has to keep in mind is--discretion. I'll say no more...

Ellis Vidler said...

It's wonderful that your whole family writes, and just great that your daughter has found her own way. Congratulate her for me and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. :-)