If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our July author interviews: Ellen Byerrum (7/5), Day of the Dark anthology authors (7/12 and 7/19), and Nancy Cole Silverman (7/26).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in July: 7/1--Fran Stewart, and 7/8--Nancy Cole Silverman. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 7/15--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/22--Kait Carson, and 7/29--E. B. Davis.


“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.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on October, 18, 2017. Look for the interview by E. B. Davis here on that date!

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, August 3, 2012

Minnesota Blog


Minnesota Blog





I recently vacationed in Two Harbors, MN with my wife, my sister and her family.
In Duluth at Nokomis restaurant, we met and spoke with Walter Mondale who was on a fishing trip with his friends. He was gracious and friendly.  He looked and sounded great.


The woman running the Chamber of Commerce visitors’ office in Two Harbors described the weather there as “beastly hot.”  It was 80 degrees there and over 100 degrees that day in our hometown, Kansas City.


Among the sights we saw was a mother duck teaching her six offspring to dive under the water.  Five did well, but one duckling just a little apart from the rest bobbed under and popped back up again like a cork.  Mom never caught on.


One of the motels had a sign offering color cable television.  We did not stop to ask about the color of the cable.


Although I already knew about butter heads and pronto pups, I learned about other cultural experiences available at the MN State Fair.  I found out you can order cold chocolate-covered thick-sliced bacon, sweet corn ice cream with bacon/butter sauce and deep-fried dill pickle chips.  If that makes you thirsty, you can amble over to the all-the-milk-you-can-drink dairy bar. 



Luckily for my cholesterol count, the fair was not operating while we were there.  What vacation memories would you like to share?

11 comments:

About Bobbi C. said...

Good one, Warren! Not so sure about that choco-covered bacon. But the corn ice cream sounds good! bobbi c.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Lots of fun, Warren! I think I'll skip the chocolate-covered bacon and the corn ice cream, though.

We're not doing a vacation this year since we did so much traveling during my book tour when EVERY LAST SECRET came out in late April. And of course, we were gone during all those great days Kansas City had and came back just in time for the unremitting heat wave and drought. I think next year, we need to plan to be in Minnesota or Alaska at this time of year!

Warren Bull said...

Bobbi C, I'd love to try it.

Warren Bull said...

Linda, Alaska in awesome.

Gloria Alden said...

I haven't been to Minnesota yet, but it's one of the states on my list to see. I'd like to go when Garrison Keiller is in residence and doing his show in St. Paul, but that would be hard to judge since he's on the road so much or staying in NYC. I have been to see him three times here.

Of course, since we do a lot of camping when we travel, it would have to be later in the summer after black fly season.

None of the food you mentioned appeals to me at all. Yuck.

E. B. Davis said...

Eighty degrees sounds like heaven, Warren. If it's in the nineties in DC, I want to be at the beach, which I just returned from to my dismay. My fellow bloggers know one of my vacation experiences, which I'll blog about on 8/20. It was a "not for the faint of heart" experience. Thanks for the photos--I love tug boats (probably because of Scuffy).

Warren Bull said...

Gloria,

I haven't tired the foods myself but I loved a play I saw at the Guthrie Theatre.

Warren Bull said...

EB, "Beastly hot" is a matter of interpretation.

Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like you had a fun time!
Ducks are cute, but geese are a real pain. Hard to clean up after them!

Morgan Mandel
http://morgansbooklinks.blogspot.com

Warren Bull said...

Morgan,

Geese are territorial and aggressive too.

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