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June Interviews













6/3 Gretchen Archer, Double Trouble
6/10 Kaye George, Deadly Sweet Tooth
6/17 Annette Dashofy, Til Death
6/24 Adam Meyer


Saturday Guest Bloggers

6/6 Mary Keliikoa
6/13 William Ade
6/20 Liz Milliron


WWK Bloggers:

6/27 Kait Carson
6/30 WWK Writers--What We're Reading Now

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Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.


Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


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, and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination! All are winners but without Agatha Teapots. Onto 20121!


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."


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


Kaye George's second novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Deadly Sweet Tooth, was released on June 2. Look for the interview here on June 10.


Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.


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!

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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.

Jim 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