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July Interviews

7/1 Lena Gregory, Scone Cold Killer
7/8 Jessica Baker, Murder on the Flying Scotsman
7/15 TG Wolff, Driving Reign
7/22 Leslie Budewitz, The Solace of Bay Leaves
7/29 Cynthia Kuhn, The Study of Secrets

Saturday Guest Bloggers

7/11 Mark Dressler
7/18 James McCrone

WWK Bloggers:

7/4 Valerie Burns
7/25 Kait Carson


Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!

Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!

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!

Look Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. 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.

Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.


Sunday, July 14, 2019

With a Little Help from My Friends

More help than I even planned, for this—my first blog here!

Here’s what I planned to say…

There’s no other kind of writer I’d rather be than a mystery writer. Yeah, journalism would be sexy and exciting, getting sent to areas of conflict, doing undercover work, revealing corruption. Oh, you say you don’t start out that way? It’s mall openings and Elk meetings for quite a few years?

Romance writing sounds intriguing. Think of the research, right? Then there’s literary writing. Those are the books that make it to the top of the best-seller lists.

But mystery writing is the best. You know why? Because of mystery writers. They are the best. Even people who are not mystery writers notice it. We don’t backstab. We support each other. We’re genuinely happy when a colleague breaks into print, gets a fantastic review, wins an award.

Our conferences are the best. Many of us write in solitary seclusion much of the time, isolated from one another—our fellow humans and even our fellow mystery writers. But a conference is chance to get together with our own kind. We’re delighted to tour a forensic anthropology lab. 

We love talking about poisons and weapons. We even overcome our fear of public speaking to be on panels before incredibly friendly, supportive, and interested audiences.

Take for instance, this blog. Here we are, a bunch of mystery writers supporting each other.

Here’s the unplanned part:
My fellow blog mates support even me, who is late posting on my very first day!
I am so grateful to have been asked to participate here. This is an awesome bunch!
Thanks!! (And feel free to edit out the exclamation points, if needed.)


Grace Topping said...

Hi, Kaye. Great to have you here at WWK. The mystery writing world is great. I don't think I would have been published if it hadn't been for the support of other mystery writers.

Annette said...

Welcome, Kaye! I'm so happy to have you here as my alternating Sunday blogger buddy!

Yes, I've heard so many readers say how NICE mystery authors are. And they say it with a lot of astonishment in their voices. I always say it's because we (fictionally) kill the people who annoy us. We get all our hostility out of our system and onto our pages. This leaves us feeling peaceful, happy, and supportive.

Kaye George said...

Same here, Grace, most definitely.

Thanks, Annette. That's exactly what I tell people, to try to explain how it is. Writing is good, no great therapy.

Susan said...

I agree. The first time I met you, Kaye, I thought, “What a funny, easy-to-talk-with person who thinks about interesting ways to kill people. Uh, fictional people. And we first met at a book conference.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Welcome, Kaye! You've got more than a few stories to tell...and there's always the 2024 solar eclipse.

Kaye George said...

Susan, how nice to hear!
Margaret, I'll be there, in Texas, to see that one, God willin and the crick don't rise.

Kait said...

Hi Kaye, welcome to Writers Who Kill. I know you will be right at home here, and I'm glad to have you on the team.

Kaye George said...

Thanks, Kait!

KM Rockwood said...

So glad to have you joining us!

I enjoy your books, and always enjoy seeing you when I get the chance.

You're right. Mystery writers are the best!

Marilyn Levinson said...

All true!! Mystery writers are the best!

Kaye George said...

Glad to be here, Kathleen!
Hi Marilyn!

Paula Gail Benson said...

Welcome, Kaye! So glad to have you here at Writers Who Kill!

Kaye George said...

Thanks so much, Paula!