Inmate Winnie Yates speaks in “Mercy Find Me”, telling us in her own words about a hearing that happens off-stage in the legal thriller Help Me Nora. Winnie’s been in prison for more than fifteen years. She has one chance to convince her listeners to set her free today.
You’ll find Winnie’s story in Fiction River: Justice, an anthology of wonderful tales by many of my favorite writers.
My first venture to the dark side of short fiction is in the current issue of Switchblade: An Anthology of Noir. Let me take you to the seamier side of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where we watch a wager with life-or-death stakes play out in “Organ Trade Off”.
The editor promises you’ll find fourteen stories that are “twisted and barbed like your ex; sharp and deadly like the femme fatale you know you can’t resist—it ain’t your grandma’s Ellery Queen.”
You can buy Switchblade in paperback or as an ebook from Amazon.
Travel to Poland in 1984 and again in 2013 led me to write “Blown”, an FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd short mystery. “Blown” is one of fourteen stories in Fiction River Presents: Writers Without Borders. The anthology crosses the border (and sometimes the galaxy) from a look into the Canadian side of World War II to the streets of London’s East End to worlds altogether alien. Writers Without Borders offers up international perspectives from Fiction River authors living outside the US and spans genre lines from historical mystery to fantasy to science fiction. Click on the cover below to reach an ebook retail outlet offering this entertaining short story collection for sale in your area.