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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, February 15, 2013

No More of Dad's Short Stories






No More of Dad’s Short Stories

I have shared here some of the short stories my father wrote.
At age 83 while living in a medical care facility, after he had a series of heart attacks
and strokes, my father decided he would write short stories.  Over the next two and a half years wrote stories that he wanted to share.  He was pleased when I put them on this blog.

There won’t be any more stories. My father died on January 31 of this year at age 88. During the time he was dying, he refused pain medication on one day so he could see and talk to family members who flew in to see him one more time.   The next day he died.  I will miss so many things about him.

One thing I will miss is reading my father’s musings about dogs that can tell a republican from a democrat from the way they smell, playing bridge with five aces and the importance of blankets. 

At least I can imagine my father in heaven waiting for The Savior to finish his nap so they can talk about Westerns together and watch squirrels. 

12 comments:

James Montgomery Jackson said...

Warren,

Your father lasted about 4 ½ months longer than my Dad. And from this short perspective after his death, what I miss most are his stories. (Although I wouldn’t mind if he’d come back for a day or two and complete his and Mom’s tax returns.)

~ Jim

E. B. Davis said...

I envy your relationship with your father. He isn't gone. You will bring him with you through time. Will know what he would have said or how he would have reacted. That's the gift.

Gloria Alden said...

Warren, you were blessed, as I was, with a very special father. Your memories of him will always be his lasting gift to you.

Warren Bull said...

I can feel your pain.

Warren Bull said...

EB He will live on through our family.

Warren Bull said...

Thabks, Gloria

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Warren,

I'm truly sorry for your loss.
I do think it's wonderful that he left your family his stories. It's a way to remember him and for the younger generation to know him, a kind of immortality if you will.

Morgan Mandel said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Warren.

It sounds like he left you a great legacy, not only from his short stories, but also passing on the gift of writing to you.

Morgan Mandel
http//www.morganmandel.com

kathywaller1.com said...

My father and my uncles were great storytellers, but they weren't writers. I regret I didn't bring out my tape recorder the last time they were together--I let a lot of memories and family history slip by. I'm glad you have your father's stories. There couldn't be a better gift or memorial.

Anita Page said...

My condolences, Warren. I'm sure your father's stories and his memory will be a blessing to you and your family.

Warren Bull said...

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments.

Kaye George said...

I'm so sorry you've lost him, Warren, but you had such quality time (as they say) with him at the end. That's so wonderful.