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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.
Monday, October 3, 2011
“Poor pitiful me” didn’t cut it. After one class that I attended with her, I couldn’t decide which class to take during the next period. I rounded the building, decided on a class and found myself returning to the classroom that I had just left. When I saw the woman still sitting there, I had to admit to her that I’d gone round in circles only to find myself back where I started, like a dog chasing its tail. She laughed at me with good reason.
In the last two weeks though, Mother Nature has been unrelenting in bringing misery to the natives. Up and down the East Coast, rain has caused floods, and as the ferry dumps me into the tri-village area, I see that nearly a month later little has changed since the storm. Many residents have stored their possessions beneath tents trying to protect them. Others have dumped their destroyed belongings at the side of the road. I have no idea if the county has already picked up numerous loads and these are just the remainders, or if getting trucks onto the island via the ferries is too much work.
Everyone I meet acknowledges the storm damage and knows the loss. But this isn’t new. These natives have seen hardship before, have lived through storms and they have survived to laugh. I think about my classmate in the wheelchair. All are survivors. It’s a lesson I have yet to learn and eventually it will hunt me down. I don’t look forward to that lesson.
The night before I leave the sky changes. It looks like hope to me.
For more information go to facebook: Hatteras Island vs. Hurricane Irene, August 2011.