Monday, July 23, 2018

Happy Encounters

by Paula Gail Benson

Today, I wanted to feature the online publication, Shotgun Honey, which since 2011 has been offering a forum for crime, noir, and hard-boiled shorts of 700 words. It has featured over 400 authors, compiling contributors by photo, bio, and published stories. It offers a great place to find work by favorite writers as well as discover new talent. Here’s the link:

This weekend, I had the great opportunity of connecting with fellow blogger Dru Ann Love and terrific author Dorothy McFalls in Charleston, S.C. (Sorry to have arrived too late to see Tina Whittle, who writes the Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver series.) We toured the Charleston Tea Plantation (, the only tea plantation operated in the United States. Following a visit to its gift shop, we traveled down the road to view the massive, around 400-year-old Angel Oak ( We finished the evening with some great local seafood from Vickery’s at Shem Creek.

Magnificient Angel Oak
Many thanks to Dru Ann and my friend Sue Husman for letting me share photos. So delighted to spend this happy time with great people.

Dorothy McFalls, Tina Whittle, and Dru Ann Love

Sue Husman, Dorothy McFalls, Dru Ann Love, and me at Charleston Tea Plantation

'Neath the Spanish Moss at the Tea Plantation
Dru Ann and Dorothy on the waterfront

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun get together! We love Charleston, of course.... And so nice to highlight Shotgun Honey, such a fine short story venue!