“Turquoise Trail: A Short Story”, which I wrote on assignment for an anthology magazine, is now available as a standalone ebook.
My editor wanted to hear about a troubled teenager who is offered a chance to wish his worries away. I’m skeptical about magical events.
To make the fantastic element credible, I had to set the story in the most magical place I know.
As soon as I started writing, ghosts popped into the story. I followed one to a sunset evening on Santa Fe County’s Turquoise Trail and let the tale play out.
The happy ending makes this story just right for the season!
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I love “Mercy Find Me: A Derringer Award Finalist Short Story” and am delighted to release it as an ebook. Click on the cover below to find an ebook retailer with a copy for you.
In this poignant story Nora Dockson’s former cellmate Winnie Yates is serving mandatory minimum sentences in an Oregon correctional facility adding up to nineteen years and two months. Locked up from age twenty until she turns thirty-nine.
punishment when her victim came through the so-called home invasion with only a
bruise on her forehead.
failed but today she has a chance to make a better deal. Her reward will be
immediate release, shaving forty months off her sentence.
Winnie has only to own her crime. Convince her victim she regrets what she did. She has the words down pat. But how does she demonstrate true remorse when she’s never seen anyone do it?
published in the anthology magazine Fiction River – Justice edited by
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, “Mercy Find Me” was a finalist for the 2019 Derringer
Award for short mystery fiction.
Read “Mercy Find Me” and discover a dramatic scene that happens offstage in Help Me Nora, Diana’s first Nora Dockson legal thriller. Available from most ebook retailers.
Join me and fellow writer Rick Reed as he asks me some interesting questions about my new legal thriller in the September issue of the International Thriller Writers’ monthly online newsletter. Click on the cover below to hear my answers — some may surprise you!