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


June Interviews

6/02 Terrie Moran, Murder She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond

6/09 Connie Berry, The Art of Betrayal

6/16 Kathleen Kalb, A Final Finale or A Fatal First Night

6/23 Jackie Layton, Bag of Bones: A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery

6/30 Mary Keliikoa, Denied


Saturday WWK Bloggers

6/12 Jennifer J. Chow

6/26 Kait Carson


Guest Blogs

6/05 Samantha Downing

6/19 Lynn Johanson













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E. B. Davis's "The Pearl Necklace" will appear in the new SinC Guppy anthology The Fish That Got Away to be released in July by Wildside Press. The anthology was edited by Linda Rodriguez. It will be released on June 21st.


Paula Gail Benson's monologue "Beloved Husband," from the perspective of Norton Baskin the second husband of Marjorie Kinan Rawlings (who wrote The Yearling and Cross Creek), appears in the Red Penguin Collection's An Empty Stage (released March 28, 2021).


Martha Reed's "Death by GPS" will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Suspense Magazine, which will be released in the second week of April. Congratulations, Martha!


Susan Van Kirk has a new audiobook, A Death at Tippitt Pond, that will be released this month. Marry in Haste will be released in May by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery, as will Death Takes No Bribes in September. Congratulations, Susan.


Congratulations to Martha Reed. Her short story, "The Honor Thief" was chosen for the 2021 Bouchercon Anthology, This Time For Sure. Hank Phillippi Ryan will edit the volume, which will be released in August at the time of the convention.


Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Killer Weeds," appears in the January 20 edition of Texas Gardener's Seeds: From Our Garden to Yours. Congratulations, Margaret, who, if you follow Facebook know, is a superb gardener herself!


Congratulations to Paula Gail Benson whose "Reputation or Soul" has been chosen for Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical anthology to be released this spring.


KM Rockwood's "Stay Safe--Very Safe" appears in this year's 2020 BOULD anthology. Congratulations, KM!


Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!

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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!