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July Interview Schedule:
7/3 Jean Stone A Vineyard Summer
7/10 Mark Bergin
7/17 Christin Brecher Murder's No Votive Confidence
7/24 Dianne Freeman A Ladies' Guide to Gossip
7/31 J. C. Kenney A Genuine Fix

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 7/6 V. M. Burns, 7/13 Joe Amiel,

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 7/20 Gloria Alden, 7/27 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.


KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology will be released on June 18th.

Congratulations to Margaret S. Hamilton for being a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest. Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.

Congratulations to Shari Randall for WINNING the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her book, Curses, Boiled Again was published by St. Martin's last year. Read the interview about the book here. Yay, Shari!

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files

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

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30.

James M. Jackson extends the Seamus McCree series with the May 25th publication of #6, False Bottom.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

News



New News

Pope Francis, known for his humble attitude, has added a new “popemobile” which is reportedly a Hyundai, rather than a Mercedes Benz, which was favored by prior popes. 

A Texas teenager went missing while kayaking along the coast of Honduras.  He was found 18 miles off the coast and returned safely to his family.

DNA testing showed that Actor George Clooney is Abraham Lincoln’s half-first cousin five times removed.

San Diego police broke up a crime ring that reportedly stole approximately $15,000 of Legos.  Apparently there is an active black market in plastic blocks.


There are reportedly 62 Lego bricks for every person on earth; there are more Lego figures than people who live in the United States. 

As many as 10% of sales of Legos are to adults who want them for themselves. 

High school teacher Nat Ellis sold his collection of 1,139 fast food restaurant toys, which he collected over the course of 25 years to help buy a special wheelchair that goes off road for a 4-year-old boy who cannot walk but loves to play in the mud.  The person who bought the collection returned it to Mr. Ellis so he can sell it again.

Cesare Cata, an Italian teacher gave his students a list of 15 things to do as homework this summer

1)   Walk along the beach in the morning alone, thinking about the things you love most and feeling happy.
2)   Try using all the new words you learned this year
3)   Read as much as possible, not because you have to.  Read because summer inspires.
4)   Avoid all things, situations and persons that make you feel negative and empty.
5)   If you feel sad or scared do not worry.  Summer, like all great things, puts the soul in harmony.
6)   Dance without feeling ashamed.
7)   At least once, go see a sunrise.
8)   Play a lot of sports
9)   If you see a person near you in life bestow on them your gratitude.
10)                   Remember what you learned in school.
11)                  Be happy.
12)                  Don’t curse.
13)                   Watch movies with poignant dialogue.
14)                   Dream about what your life may be like.
15)                  Be good.

Four tourists were freed from a Malaysian jail after serving a three-day sentence after they pled guilty to an obscenity charge for posing nude on a Malaysian mountain.  They will be fined and sent home.  Some Malaysians blame them for causing an earthquake. 


I’m tempted to ask if the earth moved for you too, but in stead I’ll ask if you have interesting news to share.

7 comments:

Kait said...

I am still laughing about the nudity causing an earthquake so that's what I'm blaming my typos on. Very good Warren. What a fun post.

Shari Randall said...

Now I don't feel so bad about playing with my kids' Legos!

Kara Cerise said...

A crime ring that stole Legos? Wouldn't that make a great holiday short story.

I read about a squirrel that was detained by German police for stalking a woman. I know--it sounds nuts.

Gloria Alden said...

What a fun blog, Warren. I heard about the Legos heist. As for new news, I just got home from a week of camping where we had a week free of news - no TV, no radio, no newspapers. I'm trying to catch up now.

Grace Topping said...

I like the assignments the teacher gave his students. If the kids did even a few, they would have a better summer and outlook on life.

KM Rockwood said...

My favorite recent news story:

Daniel Palmer, 26, was arrested in Miami Beach after he returned to the scene of his crime to berate his victim, a NY tourist, from whom he had snatched a "fake" necklace at gunpoint. He got away, but, feeling cheated, he returned to confront the victim, who was being interviewed by local police. The victim pointed out Palmer's car, and the arrest was made.

James Montgomery Jackson said...

The intelligence of the average stick-up artist is not very high, which is why they get caught and tossed in jail.

~ Jim