If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com.


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

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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

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Bouchercon - The Day After

In 1973, Carly Simon was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Female Vocalist for her song, “Anticipation.” Though that song was much loved, the Grammy went to Helen Reddy and the, er, unforgettable “I Am Woman.”

Instead of becoming an anthem and punch line on late night television, Simon’s song had a more lighthearted fate: becoming the theme song for a Heinz ketchup commercial. There were many versions of this commercial. The one I remember had two little boys awaiting the bright red deliciousness of the slow-moving ketchup. When it finally came out of the bottle, met the little boy’s hamburger, and he bit into it…. Ah! The tagline: “The taste that’s worth the wait.”

This is the Monday after Bouchercon, the worldwide mystery convention that was held this year in Raleigh, North Carolina. My first Bouchercon! Like the kids in the commercial, I’ve been waiting, waiting for this conference to start. I am anticipating entertaining and informative panels, meeting authors, and the deliciousness of time spent with others who love the mystery genre.


Because I had to write this blog ahead of time and my Magic 8 Ball is in a packing box, I have no way of knowing if Bouchercon was worth the wait. Did the event meet my expectations? Did it meet yours? If you attended, please share your experiences in the comments section. I’ll be checking in – after the much anticipated nap I’ll be taking.

12 comments:

Jim Jackson said...

Shari -- so good to see you and the other WWK members at Bouchercon (Sorry I missed Sam -- does he really exist, or is he someone's fictional character?)

~ Jim

Shari Randall said...

Sam is real! I had the opportunity to chat with him a bit after a panel. Hope to see everyone in the same place some day. Is anyone thinking about Bouchercon in New Orleans?

Kait said...

Hi Shari, I missed this Bouchercon (it would have been my first) and am looking forward to going to New Orleans next year. I'm looking forward to reading reports of this year's B'con and hearing all the fun stories.

Gloria Alden said...


Shari, I enjoyed my time there, especially meeting those of WWK and our visit to the Sacred Heart Cathedral for Saturday evening mass, and the walk back to our hotel and seeing how beautiful downtown Raleigh is. I'll not be at Bouchercon in New Orleans, but I'll be at Malice for sure.

carla said...

Wish I could have been there! I've heard great things about it.

Cheryl said...

It was astounding to see so many Guppies and match the face to our posts. I'm going to Left Coast Crime and also Malice. The Guppy Lunch is one of the highlights of these conferences.

Kara Cerise said...

It sounds like a wonderful conference! Wish I could have been there.

KM Rockwood said...

Great conference! It was good to see everyone, esp. the Guppies and the Writers Who Kill bloggers!

Thank you, Paula, for being a Southern hostess and introducing us to some regional "delicacies." Although I'm not sure fried pickles land in the "delicacy" category. But they were delicious.

Grace Topping said...

I'm green with envy hearing about the reports from Bouchercon. I had been of two minds about attending and decided not to since my husband and I are taking a rather big trip in January. Lucky thing I decided not to go as my mother became seriously ill and I went home to be with her. Fortunately she is now doing well. Sadly, I will miss Malice next year as well. Bouchercon in New Orleans? Sounds like a plan. I've never been there.

Shari Randall said...

Paula, your Southern hospitality was a highlight of the trip. Loved those pickles and the coca cola cake!
I'm looking forward to Malice in the spring and Bcon in New Orleans - bank account willing.

Gigi Pandian said...

So good seeing you at Bouchercon, Shari! SUCH a fun convention -- but now I need to decompress ;). Looking forward to New Orleans.

Paula Gail Benson said...

Shari and Kathleen, part of the fun of fried pickles and coca cola cake is having friends with whom to share the delicacies. Can't wait to see you again at Malice!