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April Interview Schedule:
4/3 Connie Berry
4/10 Malice Domestic Anthology 14 Authors
4/17 David Burnsworth
3/24 Grace Topping

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 4/6 Edith Maxwell, 4/13 Ellen Butler

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 4/20 Margaret S. Hamilton, 4/27 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files

Congratulations to Shari Randall for her nomination for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her book, Curses, Boiled Again was published by St. Martin's last year. Read the interviewabout the book here. Yay, Shari!

The Malice Domestic conference participants have nominated Annette Dashofy for an Agatha Award for her Zoe Chambers mystery Cry Wolf, published in 2018 by Henery Press. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Annette about Cry Wolf here. Will four nominations be the charm?

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: http://a.co/d/jdSBKdM

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder, which will be released April 30, is available for pre-order.

KM Rockwood's new short story, "Map to Oblivion," has been included the anthology Shhhh...Murder! edited by Andrew MacRae and published by Darkhouse Books. It was released on Sept. 12.

Warren Bull also has a story in Shhh...Murder! Look for "Elsinore Noir," Warren's short story, in this anthology.

Shari Randall's third Lobster Shack Mystery, Drawn and Buttered, was published February 26, 2019. Available for sale.

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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.