- Carole Price has written her first short story, "The Glass Birdhouse." It is published in Happy Homicides 4: Fall into Crime. The anthology is a bountiful harvest of cozy mysteries, including six novellas and seven short stories, plus a special bonus file of recipes and crafts.
- Priscilla Royal's The Proud Sinner is up for pre-order should anyone feel inclined to medieval violence as opposed to any current political stuff... Ereader version available in Feb.
- Christmas is only 132 days away, so Camille Minichino is busy furnishing a dollhouse for her annual donation to a local school Holiday Raffle. (Uh-oh, are those bodies in the living room?)
- You have until midnight Monday, August 15, to enter the Goodreads giveaway to win an uncorrected proof of Ann Parker's What Gold Buys, the newest of her Silver Rush mysteries. Click the giveaway button below.
- Speaking of Ann Parker's newest, What Gold Buys received a VERY nice review from Historical Novels Review. Reviewer Ellen Keith notes, "I haven’t read the first four but was so taken by Parker’s protagonist, Inez Stannert, that I’ll rectify that asap." Other nice comments follow. You can read the entire review here.
- Ellen Kirschman, Camille Minichino, and Ann Parker took a jaunt to the monthly Northern California Mystery Writers of America meeting on Saturday. Topic: how authors and libraries can help each other.
- Ellen Kirschman's first LadyKillers post comes up this Friday! Be sure to check in and say hello to her...
Politics! Are you in or out??
Politics is a hot button topic, no matter what side you're on... So what's a writer to do? Jump in, comment, take a public stand, and maybe alienate readers? Or stay away and talk about ... the weather? Politics is not the only controversial subject around, but right now it's one of the most volatile.
So, what do you think? Do you like your favorite authors to come forward on topics such as politics, or do you wish they'd just stick to writing?
See what the LadyKillers have to say about politics (yea or nay or abstain), and public controversy...