My flash fiction story, “Crossing Guard,” was published in the anthology, The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory. This special anthology is targeted to adults struggling with memory loss. With each story only 500-750 words, the anthology offers an opportunity for families, friends and caregivers to share the magic of reading with their loved ones who may no longer be able to read and enjoy a full-length novel.
The anthology is available for purchase at Amazon.
Our book launch and reading was held at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough, NC on March 2nd. We also had readings at the Chapel Hill Library (March 19th) and at the Seymour Senior Center in Chapel Hill (March 24th). We have additional readings scheduled in Greensboro, Pittsboro, and Chapel Hill.
The book has received 15 5-star reviews to-date and has been an Amazon best-seller. I’m honored to be included in this wonderful collection.
My short story, “Not His Father’s Son” was published in the 2017 literary magazine, Red Clay Review. You can read my short story in the digital edition or order a hard copy of the magazine via the Red Clay Review home page.
My short story, “All Clear” was published in the 2017 anthology, Carolina Crimes: 21 Tales of Need, Greed and Dirty Deeds. We had a book launch party on August 19th at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. The launch party featured refreshments, readings & signings by myself and nine other of the anthology’s authors.
Best-selling mystery/suspense author, Jeffrey Deaver, wrote the introduction:
“The Carolinas boast some of the finest crime writers ever to set ink to paper and pixels to disk, as this Sisters in Crime anthology attests. Just like a Carolina Sunday supper, these stories dish up a variety of styles, tones and tastes, from procedurals to cozies to dark psychological thrillers. Pour yourself a tall sweet tea or a couple of fingers of bourbon, sit back and dig in.”
Look for the anthology at your local bookstores or on Amazon.
My short story “Love’s Burden” was published by Main Street Rag in their Crossing Lines anthology.
The idea for my story was inspired by a news story about a Durham, North Carolina man who was found carrying a woman’s bones in his backpack. He had murdered her and then subsequently carted her bones around for a couple of years before being arrested. Which proves that sometimes real life is even more surreal than imagined stories.
You can read the complete story below: Continue reading
My short story, “Birthday Cake” won Honorable Mention in Carolina Woman’s annual writing contest. You can find my story published in the magazine’s current on-line edition.
The anthology, Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Love, Lust and Longing, which included my short story, “Happy Pills” received an Anthony Award nomination! Winners will be selected at the 2015 Bouchercon convention in October. Anyone who attends the convention this year or attended last year voted for the nominees. Attendees at this year’s convention will vote for the 2015 winners.
Win or lose, it’s an incredible honor for me and my fellow anthology writers. Here is the list of the 2015 Anthony Award nominees.
Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing is available on Amazon.