We revamped our THRILL RIDE 2024 Kickstarter to give you previews of several stories and extended our deadline to February 28.


As a contributor, I got an advance copy of ADVENTURE. I opened that issue to take a glance at what my colleagues wrote. Their stories blew me away! I read every word before I closed it. I can’t wait to read the other three issues.

Click on the banner above or follow this link to visit our Kickstarter page and sample the stories waiting for you!

We passed our goal and are closing in our first stretch goal. If we reach it by 3:34 AM PST on February 27, everyone at the $40 reward level and above will get a free copy of the Kickstarter Exclusive reprint collection #1 from some of our top authors.

Don’t miss your chance to join the fun! Pledge today, don’t delay, because in the wee hours of February 27th, our Kickstarter is over!


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!


Click on the graphic above or follow this universal link to your favorite online retailer to buy your copy.


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.

Unlikely Partners, Issue #2 of Thrill Ride - The Magazine


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.

Click on the cover above or follow this link to your favorite online bookseller to pre-order your copy of Unlikely Partners and have it sent to you on June 21, the first day of summer.

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.