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














January Interviews
1/1 Sherry Harris, Sell Low, Sweet Harriet
1/8 Barbara Ross, Sealed Off
1/15 Libby Klein, Theater Nights Are Murder
1/22 Carol Pouliot, Doorway To Murder
1/29 Julia Buckley, Death with A Dark Red Rose

Saturday Guest Bloggers:
1/4 Lisa Lieberman
1/11 Karen McCarthy
1/18 Trey Baker

WWK Bloggers: 1/25 Kait Carson, 1/30 E. B. Davis

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

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.


Lyrical Press will publish Kaye George's Vintage Sweets mystery series. The first book, Revenge Is Sweet, will be released in March. Look for the interview here on 3/11.

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

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30. It is now also available in audio.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Solving the Mystery of Holiday Shopping for Writers



It’s almost Thanksgiving and you know what that means – you are already behind on your holiday shopping. If there is a writer on your holiday shopping list and you want to go beyond a bookstore gift certificate, check out these ideas for gifts sure to please the literary on your list.

Coffee and writers go together like F. Scott and Zelda. Literarygiftcompany.com has mugs that can be personalized with the title of one’s own book! The classic design will brighten your writer’s morning (and afternoon and evening) cup of coffee.








What to buy for the mystery author who has everything?
Elementary!

Try the Sherlock Holmes Action Figure complete with magnifying glass and deerstalker hat. The pipe is removable and the magnifying glass really works. You can find it on Amazon.







Does your writer need a pep talk? This pencil set from iceydesigns.com offers writerly advice and solace. 










Looking for the perfect accessory for your writer’s Malice Domestic 
banquet outfit? The Whodunit Charm Bracelet is complete with miniature charms of a syringe, Ouija board, knife, magnifying glass, revolver, book, and puzzle piece. You can find it on Etsy, a trove of unique gifts for the writer and reader.







Want to give a writer friend – or yourself – recognition for an especially well written scene, story, or blog post?  The Storyteller Merit Badge (Etsy) is an inexpensive way to say "Well done!"


Garrets can get very drafty in the winter. Keep your writer warm with the Edgar Allan Poe scarf from storiarts.com.



 Do you have any gift ideas for the writers on your list?

10 comments:

Warren Bull said...

A gift certificate to Barnes & Noble, maybe

Grace Topping said...

Such clever ideas, Shari. Thank you. Last year my daughters got me a magnet that says, "Stay calm and keep on Writing." It sits in front of my computer and is a good reminder not to panic with deadlines.

Shari Randall said...

Hi Warren, that's one of my favorite gifts to give and to get.

Hi Grace, I love that! Sounds like your daughters are very supportive of your writing.

KM Rockwood said...

Fun gifts!

I've seen a tee shirt that says, "Watch out or I'll put you in my next novel."

And mugs with the titles of "banned books."

Kait said...

What great gifts! Writers though are among the easiest to buy for. Give them a fresh pad of paper and a gorgeous pen...good to go. Seriously thinking of gifting myself with the mug. I would say more, but I'm going shopping :)

Shari Randall said...

Hi Kathleen, I must find that tee shirt!

Hi Kait - I saved my daughters' Christmas lists from long ago. My older daughter always asked for paper, lots of paper, and she still does. Forget a paperless society, give us paper!

Gloria Alden said...


Shari, there are no writers on my gift list, but I saw a lot of things on there I would
like to have. Of course, nothing beats the gift my Trumbull Writers group gave me one summer - a hunting knife with notches on the handle for everyone I'd murdered - on the page, of course, so far. I need to get busy and add more notches to that knife handle.

Sarah Henning said...

What cute gifts, Shari! My mom is always on the look out for writerly stuff to give me. Maybe I should send her your blog as a hint;)

Kara Cerise said...

Wonderful ideas, Shari! I don't have writers on my gift list either but I'd like to have some of these items. Love the pencils.

I saw miniature book earrings on Etsy.

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