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May Interviews

5/5 Lynn Calhoon, Murder 101
5/12 Annette Dashofy, Death By Equine
5/19 Krista Davis, The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit
5/25 Debra Goldstein, Four Cuts Too Many

Saturday WWK Bloggers

5/1 V. M. Burns
5/8 Jennifer Chow
5/22 Kait Carson

Guest Blogs

5/15 M. K. Scott













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E. B. Davis's "The Pearl Necklace" will appear in the new SinC Guppy anthology The Fish That Got Away to be released in July by Wildside Press. The anthology was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Paula Gail Benson's monologue "Beloved Husband," from the perspective of Norton Baskin the second husband of Marjorie Kinan Rawlings (who wrote The Yearling and Cross Creek), appears in the Red Penguin Collection's An Empty Stage (released March 28, 2021).

Martha Reed's "Death by GPS" will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Suspense Magazine, which will be released in the second week of April. Congratulations, Martha!

Susan Van Kirk has a new audiobook, A Death at Tippitt Pond, that will be released this month. Marry in Haste will be released in May by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery, as will Death Takes No Bribes in September. Congratulations, Susan.

Congratulations to Martha Reed. Her short story, "The Honor Thief" was chosen for the 2021 Bouchercon Anthology, This Time For Sure. Hank Phillippi Ryan will edit the volume, which will be released in August at the time of the convention.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Killer Weeds," appears in the January 20 edition of Texas Gardener's Seeds: From Our Garden to Yours. Congratulations, Margaret, who, if you follow Facebook know, is a superb gardener herself!

Congratulations to Jennifer J. Chow for garnering a 2021 Lefty Nomination for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. We're crossing our fingers for Jennifer!

Congratulations to Paula Gail Benson whose "Reputation or Soul" has been chosen for Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical anthology to be released this spring.

KM Rockwood's "Stay Safe--Very Safe" appears in this year's 2020 BOULD anthology. Congratulations, KM!

Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!

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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!