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February Interviews

2/5 Heather Weidner, Glitter, Glam, and Contraband
2/12 Rhys Bowen, Above The Bay of Angels
2/19 Elizabeth Penney, Hems & Homicide
2/26 Annette Dashofy, Under The Radar

Saturday Guest Bloggers:
2/1 Valerie Burns
2/8 Jeannette de Beauvoir
2/15 Kathryn Lane

WWK Bloggers: 2/22 Kait Carson, 1/28 & 1/29 Special Interviews with Agatha Nominees by Paula Gail Benson


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.

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.

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


Friday, June 5, 2015

The Buck O'Neill Legacy Seat


If you attend at Kansas City Royals home game, you might notice the attention given to the person sitting in section 101 Row C Seat 1.  You might also notice that the seat is red while all other seats in the stadium are blue.  That seat is the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat. 

Following his death at age 94 in 2006, the Royals established the seat the next season which is given to someone who, by his or her involvement with community activities, “embodies the spirit” of John Jordan, “Buck” O’Neil. 

Buck was a beloved figure in Kansas City.  He worked tirelessly to get players from the Negro Leagues admitted to the Major Leagues Baseball Hall of Fame.  He promoted the Negro Leagues Museum located in the city.  Buck played managed and coached in the Negro Leagues. He was the first Black coach in the Major Leagues.  As a scout he signed Lou Brock and Ernie Banks.  He was awarded many honors in and outside of baseball including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

However, listing his many accomplishments does not do justice to the man.  Buck experienced discrimination because of his race throughout his life.  Although he was delighted when players from the Negro Leagues were admitted to the Hall of Fame, he was nominated but not admitted.  These experiences did not change the joy with which he lived.  Buck was always ready with a smile and a story.  His positive outlook endeared him to the people of Kansas City.  Even when his health declined he only admitted that he got tired easily.  He continued to represent Negro League players and baseball in general with enthusiasm. 

Since his legacy seat was established, it has been occupied in every home game. I think he would be proud of how he is remembered.

Do you know someone who shows joy in how he or she lives? 


Kait said...

Buck sounds like someone I am sorry I never had a chance to meet. What a wonderful legacy. What a wonderful role model.

KB Inglee said...

What a nice way to honor someone.

Kara Cerise said...

What a nice tribute to an honorable man, Warren. It's refreshing to hear about an athlete who is a true role model.

Gloria Alden said...

He sounds like a remarkable man. Both my father and my brother enjoyed life to the fullest, but they didn't play sports.