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Last month, the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter announced winners of its annual Hugh Holton Contest for unpublished crime fiction manuscripts, and…my work in progress, In the Shadows, won in the member division! The contest is open to unpublished

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Flash and Bang

News about Flash and Bang, the first anthology of short stories by members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society, published by Untreed Reads: The folks at Long and Short Reviews gave Flash and Bang four out of five stars and

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A couple of months ago, I wrote that I’d sold my first short story and promised more details upon publication. And I’m thrilled to say here it is: “A Haven of Learning…and Death” appears in the October issue of Alfred

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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)