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Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.
September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.
“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 bepublished. 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'sshort 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.
James M. Jackson's4th 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.
Our Salad Bowl Saturday guest today is returning author Rebecca Jean Downey, whose second novel, Devil Eye was released March 4, 2014. She asks a thought-provoking question regarding author motivation as you'll read below. I'm interested in seeing the response readers and authors will have to her poser.
are a weighty subject, but I finally got the courage to tackle them in my second
book, Devil Eye, released on March 4,
2014. Writing a thriller about firearms can create a stir, so I run the risk of
generating an armory full of hate mail. But as an author and former journalist who
lives on the U.S.-Mexico border, I am drawn to subjects of controversy and
pain. There are fascinating stories everywhere, and I must select carefully
those I would fictionalize.
I first queried agents for The Middle Eye
a few years ago, most said they couldn’t get “all that excited” about the
border. This only made me redouble my efforts to examine issues facing the
citizens who live across the Rio Grande from me, and then to write about some
of the most chilling of circumstances.
I would ask you, is there an issue or a
story left untold in your community? Who will be sharing it with the world, if
made the decision to write what was important for the rest of the nation to know,
whether or not someone in publishing is excited about it or not. For me it’s
not just about selling my work, it’s about making my readers more aware of the
steady infiltration of drug cartels and human smugglers into our nation’s cities
and into major banks and businesses. I tackle the financial implications of
money laundering in my third book, Unbridled
Eye, now in the works.
high school I was inspired by writers such as Sinclair Lewis, J.D. Salinger,
Harper Lee, John Steinbeck and Harriet Beecher Stowe. President Abraham Lincoln,
upon meeting Stowe, was reported to have said about her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, “So you’re the little
woman who wrote the book that started this great war.”
would challenge each of us to remember those writers who went before us. They
used their writing ability to share freely and well about what kept them up at
night. How about you? How are you using your words to inspire and to impact lives?
And if you are doing so, are you sleeping better because of it? I would like to
hear from you.
Rebecca Jean Downey has a way of pulling you into her stories. You
don't want to put her books down until
you make sure her characters survive! She graduated from the Indiana University
School of Journalism, and has had a lifelong fascination with the law. She read
Sherlock Holmes in elementary school, and has devoured hundreds of mystery
novels over her lifetime. She finally realized that her home in El Paso,
Texas was a perfect backdrop for sharing the haunting and sometimes horrifying
headlines generated on the U.S.-Mexico border.