This was the thrill of a lifetime, a dream come true. I received the Derringer Best Long Story award for my story “Death in the Serengeti.” The Derringers are awarded by the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and were presented at the World Mystery Convention (Bouchercon) in St. Petersburg, Florida. I’m having technical problems uploading the […]
At the World Mystery Convention (known as Bouchercon), I appeared on a panel about writing in multiple genres. I had been really excited about this assignment, since I “peanut-butter” myself across almost all genres, and it was a good time. I believe the audience was entertained and informed. (left to right) Karen E. Olson, Carla […]
I’m very proud to release my first short story collection, Shimmers and Laughs: Eight Wildly Hilarious Tales. Available now in ebook and print versions at all major online outlets, it features my funniest stories, including “Little Blue Fuzzy,” “She’s No Shimmer,” “Beloved,” “Tiffany Gets Her Boobs,” “One-Night Stands for Love and Glory,” and others. From a little […]
July 12 is Day One of a special thirty-day promotion I’m running on Amazon that will feature six stories, each free for five days. This is exclusive to the Kindle–sorry to users of all other e-readers–but if you don’t have a Kindle, you can get the Kindle app for devices like your smart phone or […]
Harlan Ellison, whose short stories inspired me to become a writer, has passed away. He was 84 and had been in poor health, but it still comes as a shock. When I got the news last night, I just sat there, sad beyond belief, for a very, very long time. Ironically, just a day earlier, […]
Joanna Penn interviewed me for her exceptional podcast for writers, The Creative Penn. We talked for almost an hour about my book, How to Get Your Book Into Schools. If you aren’t already subscribed to the podcast, check it out here. Video is available on The Creative Penn’s YouTube channel here.
“Death in the Serengeti” has been selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2018! When I first began writing, I dreamed of one of my stories someday appearing in a Year’s Best anthology. It seemed impossible, but this fall that impossible dream will come true! I’ve been reading Otto Penzler’s Best American Mystery Stories for decades; this […]
“Death in the Serengeti” has been named winner of the 2018 Derringer Award in the Best Long Story category! One of my first dreams as a writer was to win a Best Story award, so this honor is a dream come true! The Short Mystery Fiction Society presents the Derringer Awards at Bouchercon, the World Mystery […]
Gerald So interviews me here about my two stories that are Derringer Award finalists.
Not one but two of my stories are Derringer Award finalists! “Death in the Serengeti” is a finalist in the Long Story category; “The Kids Keep Coming” is a finalist in the Short Story category. The Derringers are awarded by the Short Mystery Fiction Society and are presented at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention. It […]