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Hugh Holton Award!

Last month, the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter announced winners of its annual Hugh Holton Contest for unpublished crime fiction manuscripts, and…my work in progress, In the Shadows, won in the member division! The contest is open to unpublished

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New at Lawrence Magazine: Returning to Etzanoa

One tiny iron ball. Sometimes that’s all it takes to rewrite history. My newest Lawrence Magazine piece takes a look at the cool story of  how a local high school student’s turn with a metal detector led to the first physical

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A promise kept

Today would have been my mother-in-law’s birthday. A dozen years ago, Nona entered hospice with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. During the long days and nights that followed, she and I talked, often about her children and grandchildren and her hopes

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Recent Posts at Writers Who Kill

The beauty of small-town life
5 February 2017
The ups and downs of living in a place where everyone knows your name.

A writing metaphor in 750 pieces
22 January 2017
How a jigsaw puzzle taught me something new about my husband of 25 years...and how it relates to writing.

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Flash and Bang anthology cover

Flash and Bang, the first Short Mystery Fiction Society anthology.

Available from your independent bookstore (ISBN: 9781611878295 -- ask for it!) and Untreed Reads | Barnes and Noble | iBook | Amazon: Paperback | Amazon: eBook |

Publication date: October 2015 Publisher: Untreed Reads

Appearances Cover

Appearances, a short story available from Amazon.

This short story originally appeared in Fish Nets: The Second Guppy Anthology (Wildside Press, 2013)