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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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Saturday, May 18, 2019

MALICE DOMESTIC by Gloria Alden

At the beginning of this month my friend Irma Baker and I went to Malice Domestic in Bethesda, Maryland at the Marriott Hotel. I’ve gone to Malice Domestic, a mystery writers and readers’ conference for over twenty years, and it was nice to visit with people I’d met before as well as the banquets. We were given a heavy cloth bag when we signed in containing eight books in it.

Our room was very nice and had comfortable beds, too, with windows letting sunshine in during the day.   

There was a guy with a table displaying all the books he published on a table for free. Unfortunately, I didn’t find the table until there was only one book left. I wasn’t really looking for it. There is a woman there who sells books on the hotel’s lower level, and I always buy a book or two from her, too. I felt sorry for her because she wasn’t selling as many because of the free books being given away.

There were several banquets with good food and people who stood at the front and talked to those of us at the table eating breakfast and later dinners. There were tables in an open area where we could sit at tables and order lunch, breakfast too, except when there was a breakfast for everyone one morning, or dinner if there wasn’t a banquet that evening. At one of the banquets those who had won awards for their books were introduced and everyone applauded.
It was nice meeting people I already knew and meeting new people, too. The nice part was if someone looked familiar they were wearing their name tag with their name and where they lived so one could walk up to them and see who they were, and were they were from.

I was on a panel called Detecting Duos the day before we left. It was nice, but not a lot of people were there to listen to us.

Irma and I left on Sunday and headed for Alexandria to visit two friends of hers. One was Cecilia who had us stay for supper – pizza. After that we went to the Best Western Hotel where we spent the night and had breakfast in their basement area with wonderful food and all free, too.
After we left and went to a nursing home where Irma’s other friend lives. She is not in good shape so I stayed in the lobby reading a book while Irma spent an hour with her in her room.  Then we left and headed towards home stopping for lunch at a restaurant that had delicious food.

We didn’t get home until after six o’clock Monday evening. I so wanted to get home and see my dog, Maggie. My daughter called me as we left Pennsylvania and went into Ohio to see how soon I’d be there. She told me Maggie was really missing me.

Have you ever gone to Malice Domestic?

Do you think you’d like it if you haven’t been yet?

4 comments:

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Gloria, I'm so happy you could attend and participate on a panel.

Kait said...

Sounds like a great time, Gloria. Glad that you were able to attend. I'm hoping to attend my first Malice next year.

Gloria Alden said...

Margaret, think it's because I've gone to so many Malice Domestic meetings that I got chosen.

Kait, I hope to see you there next week. I'm sure you'd enjoy it.

KM Rockwood said...

I was at Malice only briefly this year, and I'm sorry I missed you!