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"

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

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.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Where do You Read?

This is my last blog until January. Other WWK members will be sharing holiday stories with you, and I hope to work on my TBR pile--which, now that part of it is electronic, no longer threatens to bury small children in an avalanche of waiting books.

When I was young I read anywhere and everywhere. I’d read on the long bus rides to and from school as long as it wasn’t dark. At home I’d curl into an armchair (and be chastised for my bad posture) or if no one was around I’d stretch out on the couch. Since that wasn’t as often as I liked, my favorite spot to read was lying on my bed in the quiet of my room. From there I solved crimes with the Hardy Boys, acted out history with the “We Were There” series, fought pirates with Robert Louis Stevenson and later learned of life from classic literature.

After lights out, I read with a flashlight under the covers—and got busted once when my father happened to go into the back yard and saw pale light escaping from ineffectively drawn curtains.

These days I still read curled into chairs – now a favorite recliner or my grandmother’s rocker, with light streaming into the study. I only buy couches long enough for me to stretch out on, and I love reading outside on our deck overlooking the lake or in a chair hammock away from bugs on the screened porch.

Before my last cat died earlier this year, she would join me wherever I was, curling up next to me if I insisted or getting her way and snoozing on my legs, lap or chest.

Where is your favorite place to read?

~ Jim


E. B. Davis said...

Hard choice, Jim, because I read everywhere. My favorites include, my sofa, on the screen porch and in my beach chair while sitting on the beach. I too would read under the covers with a flashlight. The first time I remember doing so, I was reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck--racy stuff! The luxury to read whatever I wanted whenever I want sounds like paradise (especially if it's at the beach).

Gloria Alden said...

As a child there was a large chair in the living room next to the bookcases where I read. I also read in an old willow in the summer and in my bed at night.

Today my favorite place to read is in my nesting chair in the living room and in my bed at night. I always carry a TIME magazine with me in the outside pocket of my purse (It's not big enough for a book) when I go any place so I have something to read if I have to wait.

Alyx Morgan said...

I don't have a favorite place to read yet, Jim, but I do have a favorite place in my mind: An over-sized comfy chair where I can sit with my back propped up against one armrest & my legs dangling over the other armrest.

Some day I'm going to have that. Until then, I read wherever I can.

Paula Gail Benson said...

These days I seem to read most often while having coffee or tea at a table. I like Alyx' idea--read wherever you can until you find your favorite spot.

James Montgomery Jackson said...

And perhaps your favorite spot should be the place you are when you are reading.

~ Jim (the Zen philosopher - ha!)

Michele Drier said...

Anywhere I can get prone! My favorite is in bed, but couches are good, too. During spring and summer, the patio chairs by the pool. My mother and grandmother used to nag at me, saying "You'll ruin your eyes, reading in that dim light." Well, I'm still reading, but with contacts.

Kara Cerise said...

When I was a child I liked to climb up an olive tree, sit on a large branch and read a Nancy Drew mystery.

Now that I'm older and less flexible, I curl up on a comfy couch to read.

Anonymous said...

If we get to choose our Heaven (presuming that's where I go), mine is reading a book on my deck in summertime, with hummingbirds buzzing around pots overflowing with flowers and tomatoes, and birds chirping in our pine trees. That is my happiest time.
Catherine Dilts