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July Interview Schedule:
7/3 Jean Stone A Vineyard Summer
7/10 Mark Bergin
7/17 Christin Brecher Murder's No Votive Confidence
7/24 Dianne Freeman A Ladies' Guide to Gossip
7/31 J. C. Kenney A Genuine Fix

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 7/6 V. M. Burns, 7/13 Joe Amiel,

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 7/20 Gloria Alden, 7/27 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


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 Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.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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Friday, April 12, 2019

Literary Insults 2 by Warren Bull

Literary Insults 2 by Warren Bull








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Dorothy Parker can also be the inspiration for insults of quality:

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."

"Men don't like nobility in a woman. Not any men. I suppose it is because the men like to have the copyrights on nobility—if there is going to be anything like that in a relationship."

"That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can't say 'no' in any of them."


"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think."

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."

"She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B."


"If all the young ladies who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, no one would be the least surprised."

To a man she found annoying: "With the crown of thorns I wear, why should I worry about a little prick like you?"

When an actress said to her, “I loved your book. Who wrote it for you?”
Dorothy replied, “Oh, thank you. Who read it to you?”

On hearing Calvin Coolidge had died, Dorothy Parker remarked, “How can they tell?”



4 comments:

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

"Age before beauty."
"Pearls before swine."

Dorothy Parker, always.

E. B. Davis said...

I wonder what would have happened if Dorothy and Mae West got together? Hehe!

KM Rockwood said...

Great insults and comebacks!

Earl Staggs said...


I love these. Brilliant.