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 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."
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.
Kaye George's second novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Deadly Sweet Tooth, was released on June 2. Look for the interview here on June 10.
Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
One of my favorite authors is Linda Castillo. I first learned of her when Amanda Flower, a member of Northeast Ohio Sisters in Crime Chapter interviewed her at the library Amanda works at. I found Linda Castillo fascinating because she writes an Amish series and had met a lot of Amish people in Holmes County near where she lives. Since I have Amish who live near me and have enjoyed other books with the Amish in them. too, I bought the first three books in her series: SWORN TO SILENCE, PRAY FOR SILENCE and BREAKING SILENCE. I now have more than ten of her books.
The main character is Kate Burkholder who was born Amish but left them when she went to collage and ended up being a police officer briefly in Columbus before she returned to her home town Painters Mill when her father died. Eventually she was hired as the police chief of Painters Mill. The other main character was John Tomasettia who was sent to Painters Mill to help Kate solve the murder of a family of seven.
Both Kate and John have backgrounds that worries them. Kate had been attacked when she was a teenager, while John's wife and two young daughters had been murdered and he'd tracked down the murder and killed him. His superiors are sure he's the one who killed the guy, but they didn't have any evidence of it.
Although they take some time getting used to each other with each book they become closer and closer so we not only have some thrilling mysteries with Kate often being in danger, but the two of them falling in love even though Kate has never even had a boyfriend so both of them are not too sure of how the other one feels. Tomesetti gets upset with her often because he feels she's not being careful enough.
Have you read any of Linda Castillo's Amish series?
Would you like to read them?
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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There are also wonderful voice academies and studios that teach voice acting, such as Global Voice Actors Academy (GVAA), Edge Studio, and several more. Voice acting classes can also be found at some colleges (you will have to look up your local college to find out). There are also workshops and meet-up groups available that can be found online. It takes some digging, but there is plenty of opportunity if you are willing to put the work in.
Another option is Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX). ACX is an audiobook narrator and author exchange. It is a part of Audible, which is a part of Amazon, and is free for both the author and the narrator. There are a few things that need to be known before joining, but that is a whole other topic.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
I have recently moved back to Savannah full-time, having spent two decades inland, on the edge of the Lowcounty. Reacquainting myself with this expanse of marsh and wetland is an organic process; it requires getting personal with tides and mud and a backyard that reverts to its feral ways after any rainfall. I had forgotten how close this place holds its secrets, how its stories are written in blood and brack water, changing each time they are told. The darkness is thick here. It has weight and presence. And some nights, when I am alone with that darkness, I would bet that it also has sentience.
Tina Whittle writes the Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver mysteries. The sixth book in this Atlanta-based series—Necessary Ends—is available now. Tina is a proud member of Sisters in Crime and has served as both a chapter officer and national board member. Visit her website to follow her on social media, sign up for her newsletter, or read additional scenes and short stories: www.tinawhittle.com.