Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Best American Mystery Stories 2015!

My short crime story, "Silence," which was published in the Winter 2014-15 issue of Needle: A Magazine of Noir has been recognized in the latest edition of the "Best American Mystery Stories," edited by James Patterson & Otto Penzler.  Not one of those reprinted in the book, it's one of the short-listed honorable mentions that can be found in the back of the book.  Boo-yah!  (yeah, I'm excited about this)

When I re-wrote "Silence," I knew it was the best thing I'd written.  So, to have it recognized in this way feels really great and alleviates--just a bit--the feeling that I'm faking it and have no idea what I'm doing, which I think is fairly common for most writers.

If you're interested in checking out my story, "Silence," you can hit the link in the first paragraph for the issue of Needle where it was published (7 bucks, and a bunch of noir stories) or head over to the Warrior27 store and order a copy of my chapbook that has that plus a short comic illustrated by Angela Allen, which is another story I'm quite proud of --- it's volume 7 of the Mainelining book, about three-quarters of the way down the page.

And thanks,

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