Wilda Williams

About Wilda Williams

Wilda "Willy" Williams (wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com) is LJ's Fiction Editor. She specializes in popular fiction and edits the Mystery, Science Fiction, Christian Fiction, and Word on Street Lit columns.

Top Historical Fiction | Day of Dialog 2018

What is it like to be a contemporary author writing about the past? At the final panel of the day, moderated by LJ senior editor Liz French, five novelists discussed the issues and challenges of writing historical fiction.

Giving You Chills | Day of Dialog 2018

The lively “Giving You Chills” panel opened with M.C. Beaton, whose cranky, clever small-town amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin returns in her 29th adventure, The Dead Ringer. Also revealing the inspirations behind their forthcoming thrillers were Ruth Ware (The Death of Mrs. Westaway), Lisa Unger (Under My Skin), Megan Abbott (Give Me Your Hand), and Wil Medearis (Restoration Heights).

Librarians Shout ‘n Share Their Show Picks | BookExpo 2018

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Library Journal‘s popular Librarian Shout ‘n Share panel once again took center stage on the final day of BookExpo 2018, held May 30–June 1 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Prepping for BookExpo 2018 | Librarian Friendly Programs

While one LJ editor prepares for a BookExpo 2018 panel by perusing 75 books, add these LibraryReads events to your BEA calendar.

Remembering Sue Grafton, Honoring Mystery’s Best | In the Bookroom

The Mystery Writers of America’s annual “Edgar Week” in New York City began with a memorial service honoring the late mystery author Sue Grafton at the New York Public Library and ended with the 72nd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The Big Thrill | ITW Thriller Award Nominees 2018

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) have announced the nominees for the 2018 Thriller Awards. The winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XIII on July 14, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt, New York City.

The Shape of Water: The Novel | Oscars 2018

Daniel Kraus’s The Shape of Water is no ordinary novelization of Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning movie.

LJ Talks to Naomi Hirahara

After six mysteries starring elderly Japanese American gardener and World War II atomic bombing survivor Mas Arai, Naomi Hirahara brings her Edgar Award–winning series to a close in her March release, Hiroshima Boy.

Diversity Reigns | 2017 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the nominees for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. These awards honor the best in sf and fantasy—novels, novellas, novelettes, and short stories—published during the prior calendar year.

A Sadly Growing Genre | School Shooting Fiction

As our country once again mourns the victims of yet another mass shooting, some readers may want to turn to literature to try to make sense of an action so violent and inexplicable. Fiction about school shootings is, sadly, an expanding genre, and four novels being published early this year will stir serious discussion.