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February Interviews

2/3 Jackie Layton, Bag of Bones
2/10 TG Wolff, Suicide Squeeze
2/17 Lida Sideris, Slightly Murderous Intent
2/24 Barbara Ross, Shucked Apart

Saturday WWK Bloggers

1/13 Jennifer J. Chow
2/20 E. B. Davis
2/27 Kait Carson

Guest Blogs

2/6 Polly Iyer


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!

Margaret S. Hamilton's "Dealing at the Dump" appears in Cozy Villages of Death Fall 2020.

Margaret S. Hamilton's "Black Market Baby" and Debra H. Goldstein's "Forensic Magic" appear in Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories Fall 2020.

Jennifer J. Chow's Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines (interview on WWK on 11/11) released on November 10.

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

KM Rockwood's "Secrets To The Grave" has been published in the SinC Chesapeake Chapter's new anthology Invitation To Murder, released by Wildside Press on 10/6.

Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequin's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


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.