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


April Interviews













4/1 Jennifer Chow, Mimi Lee Gets A Clue
4/8 John Gaspard
4/15 Art Taylor, The Boy Detective & The Summer of '74
4/22 Maggie Toussaint, Seas the Day
4/29 Grace Topping, Staging Wars


Saturday Guest Bloggers
4/4 Sasscer Hill
4/18 Jackie Green


WWK Bloggers:
4/11 Paula Gail Benson
4/25 Kait Carson

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WWK is proud of our four Agatha nominees. Kaye George for Best Short Story--not her first time to be nominated, Connie Berry and Grace Topping for Best First Mystery Novel (wish they weren't having to compete against each other), and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Look for Kaye George and Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Kaye's story is "Life and Death on the Road" and Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."


Kaye George's first novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Revenge is Sweet, will be released on March 10th. Look for the interview here on March 11.


Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, will be released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here on April 29th.


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.


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!

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Friday, August 17, 2018

GoRead Children's Literacy Foundation by Warren Bull


Image used with the permission of the foundation


A Publisher Involved in Childhood Literacy Efforts

Did you know?

For each book you purchase on our online bookstore,
https://www.goread.com/store we match your purchase by providing a book to a child to promote literacy.
Shockingly, even in our prosperous society, we have an illiteracy crisis:
·       14% of Americans are considered illiterate.
·       36% of people worldwide can't read at an 8th grade level in their native language.
·       85% of people who commit criminal offenses in the United States are considered to be illiterate.
·       Over 19% of all high school graduates in the United States cannot read.
·       There is a direct link between literacy, crime, poverty, and divorce.
·       And.. these statistics have not changed in the past 10 years!

Note: This publisher offers my books for sale. That's why I'm aware of the effort. I am not pushing sales of my books. (Although that would be nice.)  Purchase of any book on the site will be matched by a giveaway of a free book to a child. 5426 books have been given away to date,


3 comments:

Kait said...

What a wonderful endeavor. Those statistics are shocking, how can it be in a country with a compulsory education system that children are unable to read? Yet, it is true.

We used to train future Marines in our gym, these were high school students who had committed to entering the Corps on graduation provided they passed the physical and written entry tests. While all of these young men and women could read, in many cases it was well below the high school and often middle school level. They appealed to us for tutoring in reading, which we were happy to give, but we had to question why their schools were merely passing them along.

Warren Bull said...

Kait, it is disheartening.

E. B. Davis said...

I'm not really surprised at the numbers. When I started writing, I tried to write on the eighth grade level because I was told it was the level of most of our population. Elizabeth George writes on a 12th grade level. She's considered erudite.

It's a wonderful endeavor, Warren. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.