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April Interviews

4/1 Jennifer Chow, Mimi Lee Gets A Clue
4/8 John Gaspard
4/15 Art Taylor, The Boy Detective & The Summer of '74
4/22 Maggie Toussaint, Seas the Day
4/29 Grace Topping, Staging Wars

Saturday Guest Bloggers
4/4 Sasscer Hill
4/18 Jackie Green

WWK Bloggers:
4/11 Paula Gail Benson
4/25 Kait Carson


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:

Look for Kaye George and Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Kaye's story is "Life and Death on the Road" and Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."

Kaye George's first novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Revenge is Sweet, will be released on March 10th. Look for the interview here on March 11.

Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, will be released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here on April 29th.

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.

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!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Which Life?

Which Life?

Just for fun I googled my name and discovered that people named Warren Bull live in different locations and have a variety of jobs.  I might be interested in trading lives with the BBC reporter and Americas analyst.  That sounds fascinating and it probably involves a lot of travel.  Besides, a reporter who can stay employed these days must be really good at what he does.

Canadian Warren Bull makes interesting artistic photographs of Native North Americans. He was in law enforcement at one time.  I believe his life experience may be quite a change from mine.

I’m sure the Australian singing piano man lives to a different beat since I  am in the early stages of learning to sing and I don’t play any instrument.

I suspect that the Capetown South African Forex consultant is richer than I am. Forex is an over-the-counter currency exchange. I looked it up. (It didn’t say where the counter was or what is exchanged.)

I recently learned from a woman that a minister sharing my name convinced her to avoid church.  Apparently when she was younger she attended a church  where the minister (with my name) asked everyone to talk about a miracle that happened to them or a family member.  The woman brought in what she described to me as “sort of a miracle” that happened to a distant relative. She said when told him about the miracle the minister snapped, “That’s not a miracle and I don’t believe it even happened.”  I don’t want his job, but to me it sounds like the man who has it should either retire or seriously consider changing his attitude.

The president and CEO of special education facilities must be a busy guy.  Then there are Warren Bulls with different professions, i.e., groundskeeper, soccer club president, neurologist, janitor, astronomer and physicist. They live in Canada, England, New York state and Virginia among other places. 

I do wonder what the Alabama High School Football Hall of Fame player with my name is up to these days. How did he find life after high school? 

What about your namesakes?  Would you switch lives for a week with any of them? 


E. B. Davis said...

At least in the U.S., I'm unique as is my daughter. My husband and son have namesakes in Indiana, who are a father and son dentistry team of the same approximate ages. They must be related to us since the last name is so unique, and we aren't very creative when it comes to naming children. The wife/mom must not be named Elaine because there are no other than me in the country. It would seem that since I am unique that the use of a pseudonym is a good idea. Unfortunately, so many of the authors I've interviewed have advertised the blog using my real name, the pseudonym is a joke. Oh well, in the age of social media there is no thing as privacy.

Kait said...

Nope, the only other Kait Carson I've found is a teen in high school. While I had a great time in High School, I would not want to revisit those years - a few later, perhaps...I discovered that a woman who shares my maiden name is a dog groomer working for a vet in an area that I lived in. That was pretty strange. You, Warren, have a good solid English name - I would expect you would find a number of alter egos. Sounds like a plot to me.

Gloria Alden said...

Warren, out of curiosity I Googled my name - something I hadn't done in several years or more - and still found there was only one more Gloria Alden, who still lived in Houston, is in her 60s, and at one time had a business called Gloria's Designs.
Even more interesting was the long list following my name with all the interviews, etc. I'd given on blogs and each book I had out. Compared to Houston Gloria, I'm quite a famous person. :-)

KM Rockwood said...

I found two other Kathleen Rockwoods, both in the medical field (a doctor and a midwife)

Kara Cerise said...

My namesake, slightly different spelling of her first name--Cara Cerise--is an inspiring young woman. She’s in her early twenties and has already helped HIV impoverished youth in Brazil, led her high school social-justice club, created an advocacy group in Utah for kids of gay parents, and is launching a women’s health campaign. She was named Utah's Young Humanitarian in 2011.

I also found out that Kara Cerise is the name of a hot pink full length ruffle dress sold at the Dollywood Boutique in the UK.

Jim Jackson said...

Jim or James Jackson is common. Even James Montgomery Jackson is not unique, although of those living, I think I am the oldest.

I’ve met several people (not including relatives) who share my first and last names. Most times when I’ve seen my co-named fellows' names in print it's because they’re now dead or have been convicted of a crime. Occasionally they are heroes. All-in-all, I’ll stick with my life. I’ve earned all my own scars and wrinkles and creases. I don’t really want to try to fit into someone else’s skin.

~ Jim