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January Interviews
1/1 Sherry Harris, Sell Low, Sweet Harriet
1/8 Barbara Ross, Sealed Off
1/15 Libby Klein, Theater Nights Are Murder
1/22 Carol Pouliot, Doorway To Murder
1/29 Julia Buckley, Death with A Dark Red Rose

Saturday Guest Bloggers:
1/4 Lisa Lieberman
1/11 Karen McCarthy
1/18 Trey Baker

WWK Bloggers: 1/25 Kait Carson, 1/30 E. B. Davis

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WWK is proud of our four Agatha nominees. Kaye George for Best Short Story--not her first time to be nominated, Connie Berry and Grace Topping for Best First Mystery Novel (wish they weren't having to compete against each other), and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Don't miss Shari Randall's "The Queen of Christmas" available on at Amazon. Shari's holiday story for WWK was too long so she published it for our enjoyment. It's available for 99 cents or on Kindle Unlimited for free!


KM Rockwood's "The Society" and "To Die A Free Man; the Story of Joseph Bowers" are included in the BOULD Awards Anthology, which was released on November 19. KM won second place with a cash prize for "The Society." Congratulations, KM! Kaye George's "Meeting on the Funicular" is also in this anthology, which can be bought for 99 cents on Kindle until November 30.


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.


Kaye George's "Grist for the Mill" was published in A Murder of Crows anthology, edited by Sandra Murphy on October 9th.


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.

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

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

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Let Loose in the Library!

Sisters in Crime Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Shari Randall, Ellen Crosby, and Donna Andrews.
As someone who loves libraries, I think they are pretty wonderful places, but I've often wondered how they could be made even more wonderful. Perhaps add music? A bountiful buffet of gourmet treats? A dessert table? A bar? How about inviting authors to hang out, so readers have a chance to chat with the creators of their favorite books?
All of these elements became reality Saturday night as the Fairfax Library Foundation hosted its Let Loose In the Library fundraiser at the Burke Center Library in Burke, Virginia. Guests enjoyed all of the above and at the same time raised funds to support library initiatives such as the Summer Reading Program for children, ebooks, Fall for the Book's Fairfax Prize, and the Changing Lives Through Literature book discussion program, an alternative to formal court action for juvenile offenders.
The Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime was well represented. Ellen Crosby signed copies of her exciting new thriller, Multiple Exposure; Donna Andrews showcased her new Meg Langslow mystery, Duck the Halls; Sherry Harris enticed us with news of her upcoming Yard Sale series; and Barb Goffman had the perfect reading for the upcoming Halloween holiday: her Don't Get Mad, Get Even collection and the new anthology, All Hallow's Evil. I got in on the action, signing the Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder anthology.
A wonderful time thanks to these lovely ladies who love libraries, too. 

16 comments:

Gayle Carline said...

Looks like fun! I love libraries, too.

Gloria Alden said...

It sounds like a wonderful event, Shari. I wish I could have attended, but I live too far away. I love libraries, too, but except for special events like these, don't add music to the library experience. I love music, but everyone has different tastes in music and I prefer the relative quiet for browsing.

Shari Randall said...

Hi Gayle - thanks for stopping by!

Gloria - I know what you mean - the quiet you can find in a library is a rare thing. For the party, the string quartet was just the right touch.

Warren Bull said...

Libraries are great.

Shari Randall said...

Hi Warren - Sure are! Let's just hope they survive this time of tight budgets.

Paula Gail Benson said...

Shari, terrific post! I'm excited to read about the Changing Lives Through Literature Program. Wounds like a great concept.

Paula Gail Benson said...

Excuse me, that should have been "Sounds like a great concept" instead of "Wounds"!

Kara Cerise said...

Looks like it was a wonderful event, Shari. I hope it was a wildly successful fundraiser.

I'd like to learn more about the Changing Lives Through Literature program too.

Ellen Crosby said...

Thanks for inviting me, Shari! What a fun evening!! Lovely to see you and meet your charming husband. You'll have to let us know about that wine-tasting you two won. :)

Linda Rodriguez said...

I love this idea, Shari! I may have to see if our local chapter of SinC, Border Crimes, can do something like this with one of our local libraries. I'm another who'd like info on the Changing Lives Through Literature program. Maybe another blog post there?

Shari Randall said...

Hi Paula, Kara, Ellen and Linda - Changing Lives through Literature is a fantastic program. I will definitely blog about that in the future....and about the wine tasting!

Sarah Henning said...

That looks like a great time, Shari! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Libraries are a tremendous benefit to all our communities, and deserve all the support we can give them. They are one of the few resources that are available to all of us on an equal footing.

Shari Randall said...

Thanks for stopping by, KM. I think libraries are one of the things that make communities, well, communities.

Shari Randall said...

Thanks for stopping by, KM. I think libraries are one of the things that make communities, well, communities.

E. B. Davis said...

I'm sorry that I missed the event, Shari. I'm on the road a lot this fall. The event must have been very successful with all of those authors. So glad you had a great time!