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


July Interviews













7/1 Lena Gregory, Scone Cold Killer
7/8 Jessica Baker, Murder on the Flying Scotsman
7/15 TG Wolff, Driving Reign
7/22 Leslie Budewitz, The Solace of Bay Leaves
7/29 Cynthia Kuhn, The Study of Secrets


Saturday Guest Bloggers

7/11 Mark Dressler
7/18 James McCrone

WWK Bloggers:

7/4 Valerie Burns
7/25 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!


Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!


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!


Look Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. 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.


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


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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.

Lewis Clark said...

good post