My latest short story “Under the Influence of Elmore Leonard” is in UNLIKELY PARTNERS, the summer 2023 issue of Thrill Ride – The Magazine. I loved writing my story and I enjoyed reading the nine other tales of thriller adventure and mayhem. You’ll have a good time with this anthology!
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Unlikely Partners, the next issue of THRILL RIDE magazine will be released on June 21, 2023. You’ll enjoy ten tales in which the driving characters are thrown together by chance, assignment, or circumstance. Driven apart by skills, personality, or they just don’t trust each other. Until their lives are on the line and their only options are to cooperate—or die.
My contribution, “Under the Influence of Elmore Leonard”, builds on a five-day assignment I had during the Cold War. I was tasked to handle routine tasks for a senior Foreign Service Officer at an international conference on cooperation and security in Europe.
For this story, I moved the action to West Berlin, added some problematic characters, and let my heroine deal with them. Living out my fantasies is her job. Of course, she headed straight for thriller territory.
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COMING IN AUGUST: MYSTERY, CRIME, AND MAYHEM Issue # 15 releases on August 15. The theme is Library Cases and my short story, “Snakes in the Stacks”, shares space with eight more stories and an essay, themed as Library Cases. I’ll post more information as it becomes available.
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.
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.”
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