Mother Nature laughs

I posted pretty pictures of spring at Writers Who Kill today, and in return, Mother Nature gave me this:

Spring snow

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Wine, chocolate, and journalism

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The March 2016 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine includes my short story, “Abundance of Patience,” loosely inspired by layoffs in the newspaper business. I recently wrote a little about my passion for journalism, sparkling wine, and chocolate at Writers Who Kill.

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Flash and Bang

Flash and Bang anthology coverNews 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 recommended the anthology for anyone who likes mystery short stories. Awesome in and of itself, but there was more: The reviewer called out my story, “Fractured Memories,” and wrote, “From his disorientation in the beginning to his reactions to the stunning conclusion, I felt like I was walking alongside this character every step of the way…I was so interested in what the solution would be that I couldn’t stop reading this one.”

Read the whole fabulous review here.

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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)