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June Interviews

6/02 Terrie Moran, Murder She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond

6/09 Connie Berry, The Art of Betrayal

6/16 Kathleen Kalb, A Final Finale or A Fatal First Night

6/23 Jackie Layton, Bag of Bones: A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery

6/30 Mary Keliikoa, Denied

Saturday WWK Bloggers

6/12 Jennifer J. Chow

6/26 Kait Carson

Guest Blogs

6/05 Samantha Downing

6/19 Lynn Johanson


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. It will be released on June 21st.

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 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!


Susan Van Kirk

Susan Van Kirk

Five Star Publishing published Van Kirk’s Endurance Mysteries: Three May Keep a Secret and Marry in Haste. After having her rights reverted, she republished those books and added The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney and Death Takes No Bribes. Encircle Publications published her latest book, A Death at Tippitt Pond [June 2019].

Encircle Publications published her latest book, A Death at Tippitt Pond [June 2019]. Her website is www.susanvankirk.com , she is active on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, and she is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She lives at the center of the universe—the Midwest—and writes during the ridiculously cold and icy winters. Why leave the house and break something? Van Kirk taught in high school and college and raised three children. Miraculously, she has low blood pressure.

Grace Kimball, recently retired high school teacher in the small town of Endurance, Illinois, finds herself in danger when she investigates the arson death of a past colleague with lots of enemies. Joining her former student, Detective TJ Sweeney, Grace steps into the victim’s job and discovers the hard way that people in town have secrets they will kill to hide. Grace also finds herself attracted to the town’s new newspaper editor, but when suspicious deaths occur, she wonders if she can trust this mystery man. 

In 2012, wealthy Endurance banker, Conrad Folger, is murdered and his wife arrested. Grace Kimball, retired teacher, joins Detective TJ Sweeney to investigate the murder and they uncover a dark secret. In 1893, Olivia Havelock, age seventeen, moves to Endurance to seek a husband. She finds one in Charles Lockwood, powerful and wealthy judge, but her diary reveals a terrifying story.

Two wives—two murders a century apart—and a shocking secret connects them.  To Marry in Haste was a bad idea.

Who poisoned Endurance High School Principal John Hardy?
Retired teacher-turned-sleuth Grace Kimball returns to her old school with Detective TJ Sweeney. Could one of her colleagues be a killed? Add a little “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a soon-to-be wealthy widow, a spurned lover, a chemistry teacher with poisons, and a betrayed husband. You may have to keep a scorecard. Death Takes No Bribes

A small town called Sweet Iron, Illinois, is the setting for the first 
book of a series about Beth Russell, historical researcher and genealogist. A Death at Tippitt Pond begins a new series involving a ghostly presence, a stranger in the shadows watching Tippitt House, and mortal danger. When Beth discovers a huge secret in her family tree, she decides to uncover the truth about the background of her family. Once her intentions are known in the little town, people who have a great deal to lose by her discoveries begin to push back, hoping to keep her from revealing what happened that day at Tippitt Pond. Will she learn the answers to questions? More importantly, will she learn them before a killer decides she’s too smart?

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Anonymous said...

Where to begin a novel is a common problem that a lot of us have. I certainly have experienced lots of rewirting of the beginnings of novels. I'm struggling with my latest. Good to know I have company.

judyinboston said...

Where to begin a novel is a common problem that a lot of us have. I certainly have experienced lots of rewirting of the beginnings of novels. I'm struggling with my latest. Good to know I have company.