WWK--Better than ever--Look for the return of blogs by Linda Rodriguez! She's back--on 1/4. Watch for our new blogger Tammy Euliano--debuting on 1/17
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!
Margaret S. Hamilton's "Dealing at the Dump" appears in Cozy Villages of Death Fall 2020.
Margaret S. Hamilton's "Black Market Baby" and Debra H. Goldstein's "Forensic Magic" appear in Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories Fall 2020.
Jennifer J. Chow's Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines (interview on WWK on 11/11) released on November 10.
Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!
KM Rockwood's "Secrets To The Grave" has been published in the SinC Chesapeake Chapter's new anthology Invitation To Murder, released by Wildside Press on 10/6.
Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequin's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.
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
|Hadley and Earnest|
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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.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
|Still not allowed to wear makeup,|
but I can SEE!