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May Interviews

5/5 Lynn Calhoon, Murder 101
5/12 Annette Dashofy, Death By Equine
5/19 Krista Davis, The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit
5/25 Debra Goldstein, Four Cuts Too Many

Saturday WWK Bloggers

5/1 V. M. Burns
5/8 Jennifer Chow
5/22 Kait Carson

Guest Blogs

5/15 M. K. Scott


E. B. Davis's "The Pearl Necklace" will appear in the new SinC Guppy anthology The Fish That Got Away to be released in July by Wildside Press. The anthology was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Paula Gail Benson's monologue "Beloved Husband," from the perspective of Norton Baskin the second husband of Marjorie Kinan Rawlings (who wrote The Yearling and Cross Creek), appears in the Red Penguin Collection's An Empty Stage (released March 28, 2021).

Martha Reed's "Death by GPS" will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Suspense Magazine, which will be released in the second week of April. Congratulations, Martha!

Susan Van Kirk has a new audiobook, A Death at Tippitt Pond, that will be released this month. Marry in Haste will be released in May by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery, as will Death Takes No Bribes in September. Congratulations, Susan.

Congratulations to Martha Reed. Her short story, "The Honor Thief" was chosen for the 2021 Bouchercon Anthology, This Time For Sure. Hank Phillippi Ryan will edit the volume, which will be released in August at the time of the convention.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Killer Weeds," appears in the January 20 edition of Texas Gardener's Seeds: From Our Garden to Yours. Congratulations, Margaret, who, if you follow Facebook know, is a superb gardener herself!

Congratulations to Jennifer J. Chow for garnering a 2021 Lefty Nomination for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. We're crossing our fingers for Jennifer!

Congratulations to Paula Gail Benson whose "Reputation or Soul" has been chosen for Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical anthology to be released this spring.

KM Rockwood's "Stay Safe--Very Safe" appears in this year's 2020 BOULD anthology. Congratulations, KM!

Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!


Thursday, June 11, 2020

"Busted at the Booksale" Podcast Story

By Margaret S. Hamilton

Last fall, I submitted my annual Halloween/holiday short story to Kings River Life. Lorie Lewis Ham published my first short story in 2014, and to commemorate the event, I submit a new story every fall.

Lorie gave me two options: immediate publication or waiting till May for podcast publication. I chose the latter, and after several rounds of edits, the story was ready for the narrator.

A talented and versatile actress, Donna Beavers, recorded the podcast story, ably handling the many different voices: my intrepid amateur sleuth, Lizzie Christopher; her Jericho PD sidekick, Officer Bethany Schmidt; Lizzie’s husband and children. With two seniors, Jeb and Essie, thrown into the mix plus members of Bethany’s family, it’s a well-populated story.

I wrote the story as a reflection of daily life in suburban Ohio. The Cincinnati area is a hot point of both drug and human trafficking with many local communities affected. I threw in a reference to the “Run Hide Fight” training at schools and workplaces. Nupur Tustin, who had recently completed a law enforcement ride-along, supplied a crucial detail about drugs smuggled between the pages of books. In the story, senior citizens, living in poverty, are lured into drug distribution because they can’t keep up with the high cost of prescriptions and winter utility bills.

I’m pleased with the podcast and hope you enjoy it too!

Readers, do you enjoy listening to podcasts? Writers, have you published your work as a podcast or audiobook?

 Red Buckeye, Blue Ash, Ohio


Susan said...

What a timely story idea! I was on a podcast ten years sgo in the Chicago area talking about my first book—a memoir. Now I listen to podcasts every day, mainly for news, sometimes for entertainment.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Susan, my kids enjoy podcasts but I haven't experienced them until now. It's a different and enjoyable experience.

KM Rockwood said...

I pretty much always listen to KRL's podcasts. They're fun.

The actress here did a great job with a great story.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Thanks, Kathleen. I'll have to make the KRL podcasts a part of my regular routine. I've realized how lovely it is to take a break from the computer screen.

Jackie Layton said...

I enjoy listening to podcasts, and I've been interviewed on the Cozy Ink Podcast as an author. I've never participated in a podcast where my book has been read though.

Congratulations, Margaret!

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Jackie, thanks for stopping by WWK.

Shari Randall said...

Hi Margaret, congratulations! I haven't listened to many podcasts, so this was a treat. I can see myself getting hooked on them. I loved Donna Beavers' voice and think she did a great job.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Shari, if I write a podcast story in the future, I'll limit the number of characters. Donna did an excellent job capturing the different voices, especially the seniors.