THRILL RIDE MAGAZINE’s first year begins March 21st!

Our Kickstarter funded. Many thanks to all who backed the campaign!

We’re well on the way to hitting our first stretch goal. And when we do, everyone who pledges $40 or more will get for FREE a Kickstarter Exclusive collection of 10 thriller short stories (eBook) from some of our top authors. Prize winners, year’s best, and just plain awesome.

Join secret military operations, witness acts of heroism by young girls, grown women, and an ex-business-partner’s daughter. Survive a plane crash, outsmart Chinese secret agents, and survive the Serengeti. We’ve got it all!

But the stretch reward isn’t the only goodie offered exclusively to campaign backers.

First, whether you purchase one or four issues in any format through this Kickstarter, you will receive yours two weeks before fans who buy individual issues from bookstores. Early delivery is an exclusive reward for Kickstarter supporters!

Second, you’ll be credited for your support in the backs of every issue you buy.

Third, you can choose to have a villain named for you. You can choose to be a villain in a single issue or in all four issues in print and ebook.

Fourth, you can order the four hardback limited-edition issues which are sold exclusively through the Kickstarter.

Fifth, is a double whammy: You can order the four hardback limited issues AND be named as a villain in every one!

Join the fun before the Kickstarter ends on February 21 at about 8:00 PM EST. Check out all your options by clicking on the cover below.

THRILL RIDE MAGAZINE Kickstarter is live!

Hang onto your hat!

This new magazine will take you on a roller-coaster ride of thrills, chills, and knife-edge tension. The pages are filled with betrayals, assassinations, and unlikely partners across time, borders, and history.

The Thrill Ride Magazine Kickstarter is filled with exclusive offers for backers.

Writer/Editor/Publisher Matt Buchman collected more than fifty original stories from thirty authors across five countries, and gathered them together in four themed volumes.

The contributions came from Derringer Award winners and finalists, submarine officers, NYT-, USA-Today-, and Wall-Street-Journal-bestsellers, and just plain old every day great authors.

We travel from ancient Israel to the edge of tomorrow, from Asia to the streets of Victorian London, into the sky and under the water.

All of us involved in this project invite you to join in the fun.

Click on the image above or follow this link to the Kickstarter page to see what you can get in return for your pledge in addition to all this great reading.

I’m delighted to have three short stories appearing during the year ahead in Thrill Ride Magazine.

“Under the Influence of Elmore Leonard” is in Unlikely Partners. Casey Collins, heroine of my international thriller series, is pulled off her job at the Warsaw embassy to assist with an international conference in Berlin during the summer of 1985. The junior diplomat discovers that being an unknowing eyewitness to Cold War intrigue while also under the spell of a master storyteller, can lead a woman into thriller territory.

“Spooked” is in No W.W.M. (Western White Males). I couldn’t resist writing a thriller story set in El Salvador in the fall of 1985. Twenty-four-year-old Casey volunteers for the danger posting as her first overseas assignment because she wants to see for herself what’s happening in the war-torn country.

She gets her chance to investigate when another woman invites her on a plane ride to the eastern edge of El Salvador. Where Casey hears enough to get herself in real trouble.

“Rotten Apple” is in Betrayal. My young heroine sets out on foot along some scary streets north of West 120th in Manhattan during the darkest hours of a December night in 1971. What  could possibly go wrong?

These three stories have been in my head for years. I’m feel that I finally found the right home for them and the right timing. And I’m thrilled to be sharing the tables of contents in these issues with so many great writers.


I’m honored that award-winning author and editor Barb Goffman showcases my short mystery “In Plain Sight” in Black Cat Weekly #73. And I’m delighted that this issue also includes fiction from Ray Bradbury, Arthur Conan Doyle, and other terrific writers.

Black Cat Weekly available from January 22, 2023

In her online promotion, Barb wrote that in this issue (#73), “I take you to sunny Florida in Diana Deverell’s ‘In Plain Sight.” Fleeing the cops, a wily Ponzi-schemer disguised in a black hat and chin whiskers is hiding among the plain folk wintering in a Sarasota suburb nicknamed ‘the Amish Las Vegas.’

“Trying to smoke out the fugitive, FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd tangles again with persistent and hunky bounty hunter Tommy O’Brien. She finds herself suiting up with the Florida Suncoast State University women’s basketball coach and players to get her man. But which man?

“This fun story originally appeared in 2013 in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.”

You can your copy in ebook or pdf, directly from  the publisher or follow this universal book link to your favorite online ebook vendor.