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January Interviews
1/1 Sherry Harris, Sell Low, Sweet Harriet
1/8 Barbara Ross, Sealed Off
1/15 Libby Klein, Theater Nights Are Murder
1/22 Carol Pouliot, Doorway To Murder
1/29 Julia Buckley, Death with A Dark Red Rose

Saturday Guest Bloggers:
1/4 Lisa Lieberman
1/11 Karen McCarthy
1/18 Trey Baker

WWK Bloggers: 1/25 Kait Carson, 1/30 E. B. Davis


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Don't miss Shari Randall's "The Queen of Christmas" available on at Amazon. Shari's holiday story for WWK was too long so she published it for our enjoyment. It's available for 99 cents or on Kindle Unlimited for free!

KM Rockwood's "The Society" and "To Die A Free Man; the Story of Joseph Bowers" are included in the BOULD Awards Anthology, which was released on November 19. KM won second place with a cash prize for "The Society." Congratulations, KM! Kaye George's "Meeting on the Funicular" is also in this anthology, which can be bought for 99 cents on Kindle until November 30.

Paula Gail Benson's story "Wisest, Swiftest, Kindest" appears in Love in the Lowcountry an anthology by the Lowcountry Romance Writers available 11/5 in e-book and print format on Amazon. The anthology includes fourteen stories all based in Charleston, South Carolina.

Kaye George's "Grist for the Mill" was published in A Murder of Crows anthology, edited by Sandra Murphy on October 9th.

Lyrical Press will publish Kaye George's Vintage Sweets mystery series. The first book, Revenge Is Sweet, will be released in March. Look for the interview here on 3/11.

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!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.

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. It is now also available in audio.


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!