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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.


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.