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August Interview Schedule
8/7 Rhys Bowen Love and Death Among the Cheetahs
8/14 Heather Gilbert Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass
8/21 Lynn Chandler Willis Tell Me No Secrets
8/28 Cynthia Kuhn The Subject of Malice
8/31 Bernard Schaffer An Unsettled Grave

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 8/3 M. S. Spencer, 8/10 Zaida Alfaro

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 8/24 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


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!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.


KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology will be released on June 18th.

Congratulations to Margaret S. Hamilton for being a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest. Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.

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

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

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

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: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30.

James M. Jackson extends the Seamus McCree series with the May 25th publication of #6, False Bottom.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

DECISION by Nancy Eady


If you’ll take a minute to look down the left side of this blog, you’ll notice that each of the Writers Who Kill has a picture showing their nefarious side – except for myself.  As a champion procrastinator, I’ve known I’ve needed to add my own picture for months, but there is one giant obstacle – I am the least nefarious person I know.  It’s beyond just looking harmless.  People stop me in stores to ask for help when they can’t locate an employee.  When I was among the 10 to 15 people who walked around the local junior college on a daily basis for exercise, I was the one whom strangers pulled up beside to ask for directions.  Unfortunately for them, I’m not great at giving directions.  In the pre-Google-map era, I sent an attorney trying to find my office past our town to another, smaller town 18 miles to our northeast. 

          I digress.  The point is that I am harmless and look helpful, which on a scale from 1 to 10 places my nefariousness somewhere around -5.  Then there’s the whole inferiority complex sparked by the creativity of my fellow bloggers.  I am still star struck by the other writers in this group and the amusingly nefarious pictures on the left hand side of the blog are yet one more indication of how talented the rest of them are. 

          But I had to find some way to look nefarious.  So I started by taking a selfie wielding a knife.  The result?  I bear an uncanny resemblance to the Swedish Chef on the Muppets. 





Since I found the selfie unimpressive, I decided to think through things a little more, and enlisted my husband to help me.  After rummaging through our hall closet (since it’s distantly related to Fibber McGee’s closet, that counts as hazardous duty), we came up with another idea to establish nefariousness.  


The dog in the foreground does rather spoil the effect, but she’s our “helper” dog and insists on being involved with everything.  However, with the magic of modern technology, she is easily edited out, leaving me with the following:


          My husband said the picture would look better if I wasn’t smiling, so we tried again.  You will note that the dog still found it necessary to be in the picture. 


Cropped, the final result comes out like this:



So, gentle readers, which picture is the best candidate for nefariousness?  I could use your advice. 

10 comments:

Barb Goffman said...

The last one is definitely the best, Nancy. While I love your helper dog (so cute), you're right. He distracts from your nefariousness.

Kait said...

The last one for sure. Now if you could get your helper dog to snarl...maybe. kudos to your husband for letting you point what I am sure is an unloaded revolver at him. The weapon pointed at the viewer adds to the heart-stopping effect. PS - I'm missing too. Hate having my pic taken. Don't tell.

E. B. Davis said...

LOL, Nancy. What fun! Yup--the last picture. But if you want one with your dog, try putting some 1940s fedora on him/her.

Shoot--I forgot about your picture, Kait. We will get one--maybe in BassPro handling the merchandise!

Is Margaret's picture there?

E. B. Davis said...

Yes--I see a knife-wielding Margaret! Be silly creative.

Tina said...

Gloria's dog looks nefarious. But I agree -- your pupster doesn't look the least bit shady. The fedora might help, but I agree -- your last one is the kill shot. As they say.

Margaret Turkevich said...

Fedora shot!

Nancy, I went through the photo process a year ago, when my daughter was visiting and could act as photographer. I found my Dad's Navy WW2 shark knife he carried in his life vest in the Pacific.

Kait, you're up next!


Warren Bull said...

I agree the last is the best, but EB threatens a teddy bear. What if you threaten your adorable pup? That would look nasty.

Shari Randall said...

Nancy, this is hilarious! I do love the shot with your pup - but the last one is pretty persuasive !
And, Kait, we're all waiting for you now!

Paula Gail Benson said...

I agree, Nancy, the last is a killer! Although, a little red stuff on the knife in the first would be creepy. Kudos to your husband and pup for helping to find that inspiration! Kait, can't wait to see your photo!

KM Rockwood said...

Yes, the last one! The dog softens the image too much. Now if he were a Doberman...