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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.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Paths Crossing and Uncrossing

I am a walker of labyrinths, those circular constructions made famous by their examples in Greece and France and which can now be found in chapels and green spaces all over the world.

The labyrinth combines the imagery of the spiral into a meandering but meaningful path in which the getting there IS the destination. We've all heard that, but sometimes it seems little more than an admonition to enjoy the scenery, as if we were all on a train ride, the countryside of Life flying by just outside the window.

The labyrinth offers a different truth—you are not separate from your landscape. You are inextricable. In the metaphorical labyrinth, like in real labyrinths, there is only one way in and one way out, so you can't get lost. And unlike the labyrinth of Greek myth, you will find no monster in the middle—only yourself.

You may also find others along the path, for labyrinths are not necessarily solitary experiences. You’ll pass people coming out as you are going in, and vice versa, each on a separate, individual journey, yet all together in community and purpose.

My time here at this blog feels like a labyrinth walk—lots of unexpected turns, much shared joy and appreciation, new opportunities for learning and growth with every step. But like all experiences, this one has both a beginning and an end. And I have reached the latter.

I will no longer be a regular contributor to Writers Who Kill. My life is looping in a different direction now. Will it loop back this way eventually? Fingers crossed that it will. Until that time, thank you to everyone who has shared this space with me over the years. May your own path be enlightening and joyful. And may the writerly crew here at WWK keep making space for people like me—and you—to stop for a spell. Thank you, each and every one.

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Tina Whittle writes the Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver mysteries. The sixth book in this Atlanta-based series—Necessary Ends—is available now. Tina is a proud member of Sisters in Crime and has served as both a chapter officer and national board member. Visit her website to follow her on social media, sign up for her newsletter, or read additional scenes and short stories: www.tinawhittle.com.


Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Keep walking those labyrinths! Miss you.

Annette said...

I love labyrinths, Tina. And what a fabulous metaphor for this journey. I've so enjoyed getting to know you through your posts and look forward to seeing what's next in your life. Come back to visit (and guest post) any time you want!

E. B. Davis said...

Tina, you have a home at WWK whenever you can get back. Just remember, there may be only one way through a labyrinth, but in most of life there are many paths. Just remember where you want to go. I will miss your support. Thanks so much.

Kait said...

I will miss you, Tina, but you will always have a spiritual home here at WWK, and I hope the path ahead leads to all the best. As an aside, you introduced me to labyrinths, so perhaps we will meet in the center.

KM Rockwood said...

Sorry to see you go, Tina, but I understand how our priorities in life change, and some things need to give way for different goals.

I've enjoyed your postings as well as your stories. Keep in in touch, and come back when you can.

Tina said...

Thank you all so much! I look forward to connecting, and reconnecting, as our paths cross and recross.

Nancy Cole Silverman said...

May you leave this path and find another. I’ve no doubt you will. Write on.