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Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.

September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.

“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.” In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

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.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Malicious by Warren Bull

Malicious by Warren Bull

I was kidnapped, sort of. When I tried to get into the Writers Who Kill blog, which is from a group of bloggers including me, my antivirus program would not allow it. It appears that the WWK name has been stolen. Someone added dot NZ to the end, which is the designation for New Zealand. That website is described as “malicious.”

 I  lived in New Zealand when it happened so I could not get on my blog. Even when I went to a site that promised I could read blogs from the United States I was denied access to the real blog. Actually, I was told I could go ahead at my own risk to get on the NZ site. After four or five days my computer allowed me to get on the real Writers Who Kill blog. Thanks, Norton Security. I want to warn all the New Zealand readers to stay away from the fake blog.

There was and is no problem with the real blog in the United States.

The malicious website was a “Trojan,” i.e. it was pretending to be something it was not to lure people onto the site where any number of bad things might happen. 

Have you been the target of malware? 


Margaret Turkevich said...

yes, I've been a target but never a victim. My super-duper software takes care of that.

Gloria Alden said...

Fortunately, I don't think I have, but I think Kaspersky takes care of anything like that. It would be incredibly frustration. I'm glad you got everything straightened out.

E. B. Davis said...

I've been a target, too. But so far, so good! I resent them using our name. They don't care about us, but I care about our readers. Thanks for writing this blog, Warren. Hopefully, our readers will understand after reading your blog and stay away from the New Zealand fake.

KM Rockwood said...

So far, my virus protection program has stopped a number of potential problems from happening. I don't entirely trust any internet connections, but it's such an integral part of life now, I don't see any way to avoid all possible risk. It's like anything else--take sensible precautions but don't let it rule your life.