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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.
Meet Cari Dubiel, Sisters in Crime Library Liaison
I met Cari at the Malice Domestic Conference and was intrigued: What exactly does the Sisters in Crime Library Liaison do? Read on to find out more about this passionate advocate for writers who makes managing technology, jetting the country for conferences, wrangling a two year old, and meeting Elvis sound as easy as eating a peanut butter and banana sandwich. - Shari Randall
Tell us, Cari, how
did you discover Sisters in Crime (SinC)?
When I started working at Twinsburg Library in 2006, one of
our circulation clerks was married to an avid mystery reader.He put me in touch with all his favorite
writers, many of whom were in SinC.When
the group started meeting at my library, it was a no-brainer for me to
join.I ended up on the National board
when I met the previous library liaison, Mary Boone, at a conference.Now I’m active on both the national and
So, what does the SinC
librarian liaison do? (and please correct me if I have your title wrong!)
My National title is Library Liaison.I coordinate the SinC booth at the two big
library conferences: the American Library Association conference, which is
annual, and the Public Library Association conference, which is biennial.This helps librarians
meet authors and vice versa, creating mutually beneficial connections.
Not every writers
group has a library liaison. Why did SinC institute this role?
Well, I wasn’t there when the role was created.But last year, we revisited our strategic
plan, and one of my goals is to be a voice of the industry and promote the
profession.I think librarians are
well-poised to do that, because we get so many books in the hands of readers
who might not have the resources to purchase them.Those readers will talk about what they read,
creating buzz, and they will buy books by those authors they really love.As a writer and a librarian, I feel lucky
that I get to see both sides, and I get to be the bridge between the two.
SinC will be at the
ALA Conference in Las Vegas June 26-July 1. Tell us about the ALA conference.
What do you have planned?
The conference is the biggest gathering of librarians in one
place, and librarians of all types are there.Our booth is on the exhibit floor, which in itself is huge.Most of the booths in the exhibits are
vendors and publishers, who often have freebies and author guests.Everyone is competing for a piece of your
time, so we try to make our booth a welcoming spot for librarians to take a
break and get excited about their love of crime fiction.We do lots of book giveaways, talk about the
organization, and offer an iPad mini to one lucky winner who gets on our
mailing list.We also have author
signings every hour.I love that, too,
because I get to meet locals from a different chapter every time I go to a new
Hoping for Elvis
married, so I don’t really need him for anything.
By day you are a
Computer Services Manager at a public library in Ohio. By night you are….
When I’m not working or with my two-year-old son, Henry, I’m
either cleaning, writing, reading, spending time with my husband, or playing
the bassoon.That’s about all I have
What do you like to
I will read pretty much anything: of course, mystery, but
also YA, fantasy, women’s fiction, literary fiction, and any mixture.I also love nonfiction.I am the cohost of a podcast, The ABC BookReviews, so there is plenty of babbling on the Internet about my reading
habits.And I’m on Goodreads.
When we met at
Malice, you mentioned that you are writing. What are you working on? Short
stories? Novel? Cozy?
Since I read everything, I find it difficult to choose a
genre and category to write in!Right
now I’m working on a light cozy set in a community orchestra, as well as a few
short stories.My last (unpublished)
novel was a YA paranormal mystery, so I’ll probably go back to that at some
point in the future, too.I don’t think
I’ll ever be able to stick to one thing.
If it is a cozy, will
there be a cat?
There is a cat.I
didn’t think I was allowed to write a cozy without one.
Tell us the truth.
Which authors make you go all fan girl?
I saw Rainbow Rowell at PLA and was definitely fangirling
over her (which is appropriate because the book is called Fangirl).I have galleys
from Hank Phillippi Ryan, Tana French, Jennifer Weiner, and Liane Moriarty
burning a hole in my e-reader.I know
Hank from the National board, but I’m definitely still starstruck.And last month I interviewed Kate Racculia on
my podcast.I was embarrassed at how
fangirly I was over our conversation, but I think she had fun too.I could go on, but we’d be here all day.
There’s a saying:
Everyone is a reader. Some just haven’t found their favorite book yet. Do you
remember the book that lit that initial spark of book lust and turned you into
My mom says that I could read from Time at age two, and I was into chapter books by kindergarten.So I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love
to read.It’s the thing I still love to
do best, even after all these years.It’s probably also the reason I give most books four or five stars – if
I don’t like it, I stop.There are too
many good books out there to waste time on the ones that just aren’t for
you.At the same time, I advocate that
everyone should read and love the books that resonate with them, and we
shouldn’t judge others for loving books that we personally don’t like.
On WWK, E. B. Davis
always asks her interview subjects, beach or mountains? So, beach or mountains?
Beach, as long as I have decent sunscreen and/or an
Thank you for stopping by, Cari, and thank you for all you do for Sisters in Crime and libraries.