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July Interviews

7/07 Leslie Budewitz, Carried To The Grave, And Other Stories
7/14 Sujata Massey, The Bombay Prince
7/21 Ginger Bolton, Beyond a Reasonable Donut
7/28 Meri Allen/Shari Randall, The Rocky Road to Ruin


Saturday WWK Bloggers

7/10 Jennifer J. Chow

7/17 What We're Reading Now! WWK Bloggers

7/24 Kait Carson

7/31 Write Your Way Out of This! WWK Bloggers



Guest Blogs

7/3 M K Morgan













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Warren Bull's short story, "Just Another Day at the Office" appears in the anthology, Red, White, and Blue available this month by Whortleberry Press. Congratulations, Warren!


E. B. Davis's "The Pearl Necklace" will appear in the new SinC Guppy anthology The Fish That Got Away to be released in July by Wildside Press. The anthology was edited by Linda Rodriguez. It will be released on June 21st.


Paula Gail Benson's monologue "Beloved Husband," from the perspective of Norton Baskin the second husband of Marjorie Kinan Rawlings (who wrote The Yearling and Cross Creek), appears in the Red Penguin Collection's An Empty Stage (released March 28, 2021).


Martha Reed's "Death by GPS" will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Suspense Magazine, which will be released in the second week of April. Congratulations, Martha!


Susan Van Kirk has a new audiobook, A Death at Tippitt Pond, that will be released this month. Marry in Haste will be released in May by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery, as will Death Takes No Bribes in September. Congratulations, Susan.


Congratulations to Martha Reed. Her short story, "The Honor Thief" was chosen for the 2021 Bouchercon Anthology, This Time For Sure. Hank Phillippi Ryan will edit the volume, which will be released in August at the time of the convention.


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 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!


Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!

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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.