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June Interviews













6/3 Gretchen Archer, Double Trouble
6/10 Kaye George, Deadly Sweet Tooth
6/17 Annette Dashofy, Til Death
6/24 Adam Meyer


Saturday Guest Bloggers

6/6 Mary Keliikoa
6/13 William Ade
6/20 Liz Milliron


WWK Bloggers:

6/27 Kait Carson
6/30 WWK Writers--What We're Reading Now

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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!


WWK is proud of our four Agatha nominees. Kaye George for Best Short Story--not her first time to be nominated, Connie Berry and Grace Topping for Best First Mystery Novel, and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination! All are winners but without Agatha Teapots. Onto 20121!


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.


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!

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Lost and Found by Warren Bull


Lost and Found by Warren Bull



I’ve been a writer long enough that I have weathered quite a number of writing disasters like missing a submission deadline, discovering my computer ate the entire finished draft of my work, and removing a section of a story for revision, revising it, but neglecting to paste the revision back in place when I submitted the piece.
Recently, I experienced a brand new calamity. The publisher of my latest book Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories, went out of business.
This was my first nonfiction book.  The process was different. I learned about setting up a platform, getting involved in online history and nonfiction groups and setting up a Facebook page. At the publisher’s suggestion, I had a number of books printed before putting it up for sale. When I was ready to start the selling part, the publisher disappeared.
I got emails saying, “Sorry” and “Don’t bother to write. I’m outta’ here.” The book was already listed for sale in a couple of places but the publisher was also acting as the distributor so, although the book was listed, it was not available.
I’ve been scrambling ever since. Physical copies were sent to a distributor. I contacted him. He advised me that I could become a seller through Amazon and he could fulfill orders. I could have had the books shipped to me and gone into the distribution business, but I have no desire to that. 
My skill at following directions sent by machines and developed by people who never knew the pre-computer world are minimal to say the least. After back and forth with someone at Amazon who took pity on me and did more of the steps than I did, I finished the application. I proved that I am who I claim to be. I finally have a link for the book.
I am lost in the swamp with another online site that routinely sends me useless information I already have about how to get my book link up on their platform.  One major achievement was to get the wrong listing removed. When and if I can get the new listing up on the quagmire website is totally unknown. So far I have not been able to locate any human beings on that site. My theory is the humans set it up and then left. 
If you know anyone who would like to buy Abraham Lincoln: Seldom
Told Stories, it is now finally available at:
https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

6 comments:

carla said...

That happened to me with my second novel. You are lucky--I had to have a lawyer and BUY BACK my rights to my own work! My royalties went to the publishers other creditors. WHAT a pain it was.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Warren and Carla, I'm stunned to read this. Warren, I look forward to reading your book.

Warren Bull said...

Carla, Ouch!

Warren Bull said...

Margaret, Thanks

KM Rockwood said...

How distressing! I'm glad I bought my copy when it first came out. I hope you can resolve this favorably. But I bet your nerves will never recover.

Susan Oleksiw said...

Warren, what an awful experience. It sounds like you've done everything you can, so congratulations on your book and establishing it yourself.