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.
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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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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:
“Texas Two-Step,” was a finalist for the 2004 Macavity Award for Best Mystery Short Story. In honor of March Madness, the national collegiate basketball championships, you can read it online for free in this week’s issue of Kings River Life Magazine. Follow this link and enjoy a good read!
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.
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“Piss-poor at threat assessment,” is how Bella assesses them. She sets out to prove she’s better. You’ll love hearing this story in Bella’s own salty words. Click on the cover below, and follow the universal link to your favorite ebook retailer, and buy Bitch Out of Hell today.
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Seven years ago, a high-end private security company hired Bella Hinton to stop their bodyguards murdering innocent bystanders while protecting diplomats abroad.
A career security pro, Bella was keeping Americans safe before most of those guards were born. She cleaned house at the company and changed the cowboy culture.
But now, a new team has taken over in Washington. Diplomacy is out. Mercenary armies are the new profit center for the greedheads in charge. And Bella’s in their way.
She survived the incident last year in Dhaka. But has she got what it takes to make it out of DC alive?
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