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May Interviews

5/5 Lynn Calhoon, Murder 101
5/12 Annette Dashofy, Death By Equine
5/19 Krista Davis, The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit
5/25 Debra Goldstein, Four Cuts Too Many

Saturday WWK Bloggers

5/1 V. M. Burns
5/8 Jennifer Chow
5/22 Kait Carson

Guest Blogs

5/15 M. K. Scott













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E. B. Davis's "The Pearl Necklace" will appear in the new SinC Guppy anthology The Fish That Got Away to be released in July by Wildside Press. The anthology was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Paula Gail Benson's monologue "Beloved Husband," from the perspective of Norton Baskin the second husband of Marjorie Kinan Rawlings (who wrote The Yearling and Cross Creek), appears in the Red Penguin Collection's An Empty Stage (released March 28, 2021).

Martha Reed's "Death by GPS" will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Suspense Magazine, which will be released in the second week of April. Congratulations, Martha!

Susan Van Kirk has a new audiobook, A Death at Tippitt Pond, that will be released this month. Marry in Haste will be released in May by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery, as will Death Takes No Bribes in September. Congratulations, Susan.

Congratulations to Martha Reed. Her short story, "The Honor Thief" was chosen for the 2021 Bouchercon Anthology, This Time For Sure. Hank Phillippi Ryan will edit the volume, which will be released in August at the time of the convention.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Killer Weeds," appears in the January 20 edition of Texas Gardener's Seeds: From Our Garden to Yours. Congratulations, Margaret, who, if you follow Facebook know, is a superb gardener herself!

Congratulations to Jennifer J. Chow for garnering a 2021 Lefty Nomination for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. We're crossing our fingers for Jennifer!

Congratulations to Paula Gail Benson whose "Reputation or Soul" has been chosen for Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical anthology to be released this spring.

KM Rockwood's "Stay Safe--Very Safe" appears in this year's 2020 BOULD anthology. Congratulations, KM!

Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!

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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.