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.