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

Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of July!

July 4th Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder

July 11th V. M. Burns, The Plot Is Murder

July 18th Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), Death Over Easy

July 25th Shari Randall, Against The Claw

Our July Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 7/7--Mary Feliz, 7/14--Annie Hogsett, 7/21--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/28--Kait Carson.

Our special bloggers for the fifth Monday and Tuesday of July--Kaye George and Paula Gail Benson.

Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/

Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)

Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:

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.

Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.


Friday, June 7, 2013


Perks: Every job has at least one. Even trash collectors get first dibs at the garbage people throw out.  Since WWK has some new contributors, I thought I would mention some of the things I have gained  from blogging here.

I enjoyed writing reviews of excellent books in my blog. I wanted to identify books worth reading for readers. Also, It’s been a great way to find books for me. For example, I got to review Leslie Budewitz’s Books, Crooks and Counselor, winner of the 2011 Agatha award for best non-fiction of the year.  And now I have an essential reference for anyone wanting to write about legal matters. Leslie is informative and actually funny.  How many legal tomes make readers laugh out loud? Her publisher was kind enough to offer another book for review, Editor-Proof your Writing, by Don McNair, which offers the distilled wisdom of the author’s years of experience with writing and editing. It is thoughtful and relevant.

I was able to get an ARC of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s The Other Woman before its publication date.  That book won the Mary Higgins Clark award in 2013.  I’m enthusiastic about the book and I want to read its sequel. 

I wrote one of the first reviews of Michelle Black’s Séance in Sepia, which was a finalist for the 2012 WILLA literary award. It was fun to see other people find the book and realize what a truly special work it is.  It recently became available as an audio book.

I’ve been privileged to write about both of Suzanne Adair’s Michael Stoddard American Revolution Thrillers, Regulated for Murder and A Hostage to Heritage.  I am an American History buff. Her series is fast-paced, well-researched and, even though I’ve read many mysteries, the author offers surprising twists and turns I do not expect.  

A promising newcomer to mysteries (assuming you don’t count her multiple award-winning books of poetry and her cookbook) is Linda Rodriguez whose initial offering, Every Last Secret, won the Malice Domestic First Traditional Novel Competition and had been nominated for a number of other awards.  One reason, of many, I liked first novel was what it did not have.  You know that moment in so many novels when the heroine, knowing the killer is at large and after her, walks into the dark room/parking garage/apartment lobby for no reason other than the author wants her too?  You won’t find that in Every Last Secret.  The author’s cop acts like a cop. I advise you to get in on the series now.  Her second book in the series, Every Broken Trust, is now out.  It looks to be every bit as enticing as her earlier work.

It has truly been a pleasure to work with all of the authors mentioned above. I look forward to meeting more authors over time,


E. B. Davis said...

That's one of the reasons I love to interview authors, Warren. I read books. When I love them, I seek out the author to ask questions. Although I want to inform readers, interviewing authors has taught me about writing, and by asking questions, I've learned from them.

Gloria Alden said...

It's a reason I like to read reviews, too, Warren. I always look forward to reading yours. I already knew I wanted to read Linda's second book, but you gave me some others I'd like to try, too.

Shari Randall said...

With so many books and so little time, we all lean on book reviewers to help us decide which books to choose. Thanks, Warren!