I’m overjoyed that my short story “Mercy Find Me” is a finalist for the 2019 Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. This story came straight from my heart and was published last year in Fiction River: Justice edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I’m happy that the first-round judges liked the story and look forward to getting it into the hands of more readers. The magazine is available as an ebook from most online vendors and in paperback from Amazon.
Laugh with Odin, the robot vacuum cleaner who narrates my new short story, “Clean and Godly in Denmark”.
You can find my story in Fiction River: Hard Choices available from all major ebook retailers.
As I told the anthology editor, in my little village, Danish seniors have government-supplied robot vacuum cleaners to help them live independently.
My elderly neighbors seem very fond of their tireless helpers, often talking to them like old friends.
To which he replied, “Yeah, what could go wrong there?”
Find out who dies and who survives by clicking on the cover below and following the link to an ebook vendor with a copy of the magazine for you!
Tangent Online’s reviewer praises Fiction River: Pulse Pounders: Countdown and writes that my story is “incredibly fast-moving. The reader is immediately pulled into the action and the tension doesn’t let up even at the end.”
The reviewer says Pulse Pounders is aptly named and the “selection of tales is fast-paced and explosive. It’s like a rollercoaster ride of thrills and excitement.”
You can read the complete review in Tangent Online.
The anthology is now available in paperback from Amazon.
I wrote my thriller short story “Payback is a Bitch” more than two years ago and this week it’s out in Fiction River: Pulse Pounders: Countdown. My first sale to Fiction River was also to editor Kevin J. Anderson for his first compilation of stories that “keep your pulse racing until the very end.”
“Payback” inspired me to write Bitch Out of Hell and characters in that political thriller refer often to Bella Hinton’s problem in Dhaka. The novel includes an excerpt from the story. Finally, you can get all the details!
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Enjoy “Spokane Sting” on line for free. Rookie Washington State Trooper Andrea Clark, a supporting player in my legal thrillers, takes center stage in this short mystery story. Underage college students and other kids in car-dependent Spokane County are using fake IDs to buy legal pot and booze and state troopers are watching the traffic fatalities mount. Andrea goes undercover to catch the counterfeiter supplying the killer driver’s licenses.
You can read the story for free in Kings River Life online magazine.
I wrote the story to get to know Andrea better. The action takes place between Hear My Plea and Judge Me Not. You’ll enjoy getting to know Andrea, too!
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Magic is what fifteen-year-old Shane Harrison needs to solve the tough problem he’s facing. Lucky for him that my short story “Turquoise Trail” takes place in New Mexico, a magical landscape where wishes really can come true.
You’ll find Shane’s story and fifteen other tales of teens trying to wish away their problems in Fiction River: Wishes, an anthology that promises to lift your spirits and remind you just how much magic the universe offers.
Digital edition available from most ebook vendors.
Coming soon in paperback from Amazon.
Celebrate International Short Story Month with the Short Mystery Fiction Society! Each day in May, you can read a mystery story by one of our members online. A new link will appear daily on our blog.
May Day’s story is “Family Man” by award-winning novelist and Derringer finalist Patricia Dusenbury. My contribution, “Texas Two-Step”, appears on May 3rd.
Enjoy a story every day on us!
The Big Thrill interviewer and fellow thriller writer Don Helin asks great questions! Don gets me to reveal that my new release, Bitch Out of Hell, was inspired by the 2016 presidential election. Don also prods me to explain why my heroine Bella Hinton is the perfect narrator for this fast-paced political thriller. You can read our give-and-take in the April issue of The Big Thrill by clicking on the image below: