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October Interviews
10/2 Debra H. Goldstein, Two Bites To Many
10/10 Connie Berry, A Legacy of Murder
10/17 Lida Sideris, Double Murder or Nothing
10/23 Toni L. P. Kelner writing as Leigh Perry, The Skeleton Stuffs A Stocking
10/30 Jennifer David Hesse, Autumn Alibi

Saturday Guest Bloggers:
10/5 Ang Pompano
10/12 Eyes of Texas Anthology Writers
10/19 Neil Plakcy

WWK Bloggers: 10/26 Kait Carson


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Lyrical Press will publish Kaye George's Vintage Sweets mystery series. The first book, Revenge Is Sweet, will be released in March. Look for the interview here on 3/11.

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 was released on June 18th.

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. It is now also available in audio.


Friday, April 5, 2019

Literary Insults 1 by Warren Bull

Literary Insults 1 by Warren Bull

Image by Erik Mclean on Upsplash

When you run out of insults, consider these:

King Lear, William Shakespeare
“Thou art a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver’d, action-taking, whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mungril bitch.”

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
“I told him he didn’t even care if a girl kept all her kings in the back row or not, and the reason he didn’t care was because he was a goddam stupid moron. He hated it when you called him a moron. All morons hate it when you call them a moron.”

Matilda, Roald Dahl
“You blithering idiot! … You festering gumboil! You fleabitten fungus! … You bursting blister! You moth-eaten maggot!”

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
“Well, well, well, well. If it isn’t fat, stinking billygoat Billy-Boy in poison. How art thou, thy globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip-oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou.”

As You Like It, William Shakespeare
“I desire that we be better strangers.”

The Lion and the Unicorn, George Orwell
“He is simply a hole in the air.”

Janet's Repentance (taken from Scenes of Clerical Life), George Eliot
“A deistical prater, fit to sit in the chimney-corner of a pot-house, and make blasphemous comments on the one greasy newspaper fingered by beer-swilling tinkers.”

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
“I never saw anybody take so long to dress, and with such little result.”

Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Truman Capote
“It should take you about four seconds to walk from here to the door. I’ll give you two.”

The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
“I misjudged you… You’re not a moron. You’re only a case of arrested development.”

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens
“He would make a lovely corpse”

The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
"You talk too damn much and too damn much of it is about you."

The Dying Animal, Philip Roth
"Stop worrying about growing old. And think about growing up."


Margaret S. Hamilton said...

great! The Lear quote is my favorite.

E. B. Davis said...

I can't decide on my favorite. Love these. Thanks, Warren.

Warren Bull said...

You're welcome

Gloria Alden said...

I found everyone of them funny although I'd never use them, I still enjoyed reading them.

jake devlin said...

Great insults, especially the one from King Lear. I used this one several times, but only had two that gave me the followup line, so I could use the second part, once on Twitter a few years ago, and once in person: "That is the second stupidest tweet (thing) I've seen (heard) all day." And the followup response: "Oh, yeah? What's the first?" "Whatever your next tweet is (you say next)." Both responded with silence.

KM Rockwood said...

I'll file these away for future use!

Jacqueline Seewald said...


What a great collection of quotes you've given us!