Starting on 11/28 WWK presents original short stories by some of our authors. Here's our lineup:

11/28 Debra H. Goldstein, "Thanksgiving in Moderation"

12/5 Annette Dashofy, "Las Posadas--A New Mexico Christmas"

12/12 Warren Bull, "The Thanksgiving War"

12/19 KM Rockwood, "The Gift of Peace"

12/26 Paula Gail Benson, "The Lost Week of the Year"

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November Interviews
11/6 Barbara Ross, Nogged Off
11/13 Lena Gregory, Scone Cold Killer
11/20 Lois Winston, Handmade Ho-Ho Homicide
11/27 V. M Burns, Bookmarked For Murder

Saturday Guest Bloggers:
11/2 V. M. Burns
11/9 Heather Redmond
11/16 Arlene Kay

WWK Bloggers: 11/23 Kait Carson


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Paula Gail Benson's story "Wisest, Swiftest, Kindest" appears in Love in the Lowcountry an anthology by the Lowcountry Romance Writers available 11/5 in e-book and print format on Amazon. The anthology includes fourteen stories all based in Charleston, South Carolina.

Lyrical Press will publish Kaye George's Vintage Sweets mystery series. The first book, Revenge Is Sweet, will be released in March. Look for the interview here on 3/11.

Shari Randall will be writing again for St. Martin's, perhaps under a pseudonym. We look forward to reading Shari's Ice Cream Shop Mystery series debuting next year. Congratulations, Shari!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.

KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology was released on June 18th.

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files.

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: or at Amazon:

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30. It is now also available in audio.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Sally Goldenbaum’s The Fatal Fleece.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that Sally is a friend and, as much as I have enjoyed her earlier books I have not read this one yet. That’s because I gave it to my wife as a birthday present.
Every time I move in to snatch it from her hands, she emits what I can only describe as a low growl.    The hair stands up on the back of my neck and I back away carefully.  I’m sure when she finishes the book I will be able to read and enjoy it.

The Fatal Fleece is the sixth book in National Bestselling author Sally Goldenbaum’s Seaside Knitters mystery series and her 34th published book. The week of its release the book was on a number of bestselling mystery lists.

I attended Sally’s signing at I Love a Mystery Bookstore and at least I can tell you about that.  Sally said that, acting on the advice of readers, she decided to in this novel to delve more into the lives of some of her main characters.  She said she had to learn now to wind in and out of Birdie’s life and explore Cass’s problem while still pursuing the mystery.

Sally said she likes writing a series but it is hard to kill off characters she likes. Some readers have suggested she bring dead characters back to life but that would change the mysteries into ghost stories.  She mentioned that she wants each book to work as a stand-alone so she has to introduce the town and the characters each time without boring readers who already know them.  Sally also has to deal with the “Cabot Cove” syndrome, i.e., writing about a small town where people keep getting murdered.
Sally reported that her books have been translated into German, Norwegian and Turkish.  Sally said she writes under a tight schedule, which gives more time for editing than for writing.  She said the cover art and titles are decided by the publisher, but she does have a working title for her next book — “Book Seven.”    


E. B. Davis said...

It gives me pause when Sally says that she devotes more time to editing than to writing. How remarkable! Making a complicated plot takes a lot of time. In revising, I'm trying to tie my knots tighter and untangling others that I'm not sure do the job. But, I know my plot and objectives of revising. The original plotting took me much longer.

Sally's books sound like fun reads--I'll have to sample one. Thanks for bringing her to my attention, Warren.

Gloria Alden said...

I think I'd like Sally's books. I'll have the check them out and add them to my growing TBR piles. Like Sally, I get attached to some of my characters and hate to have anything happen to them. Usually, I don't get attached to the victims, but I often do to the murderer.

Warren Bull said...

Sally was very interested in hearing from readers at the reading. As I wrote she used readers' ideas in this book and used the occasion to ask what people did and did not want to have happen in the future.

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Linda Rodriguez said...

Yes, you must read Sally's books, EB and Gloria. They're excellent! You'll love them. And Sally is one of the nicest people in the world.

Full disclosure: Sally is a good friend of mine, as well, and I've not read this book yet because I've been on book tour, but I hope to get it and read it soon. I've read all her earlier books from both series and loved them.

I'm sorry I'm late checking in. Lost power in the storms that hit us yesterday and just left in today's early afternoon.