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


Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of June!

June 6 Maggie Toussaint, Confound It

June 13 Nicole J. Burton, Swimming Up the Sun

June 20 Julie Mulhern, Shadow Dancing

June 27 Abby L. Vandiver, Debut author, Secrets, Lies, & Crawfish Pies


Our June Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 6/2--Joanne Guidoccio, 6/9 Julie Mulhern, 6/16--Margaret S. Hamilton, 6/23--Kait Carson, and 6/30--Edith Maxwell.


Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/


Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)


Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:


Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.


Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.

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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.

lura said...

good post