Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEWS--Beat to a Pulp, anthology LAST WORD, and an appearance in Naptown

Hi folks,

A few news items… I’m privileged to have a story in the just-released anthology, LAST WORD, edited by Liam Sweeny. All proceeds will go to the Nation Inside organization, a coordinating organization that unites national efforts to pass prison reform measures. I am proud to say that it was my own ugly self who recommended this group to Liam when he was casting about for a worthwhile charity to devote the proceeds to. So, for both a great read of stories from a truly all-star lineup of crime writers and to support a worthy cause, glom onto a copy today. Just click on the cover image.

And then yesterday… one of my personal favorite stories was published in the Beat to a Pulp webzine. I wrote “The Best of Friends” years ago and it appeared first in the prestigious High Plains Literary Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and nominated for Houghton-Mifflin’s “Best American Mystery Stories” series. It was also included in my first short story collection, Monday’s Meal, published by the University of North Texas Press and nominated for the Violet Crown Book Award.

So, swing over to David Cranmer’s superb pulp fiction site, Beat to a Pulp, and check it out.

Just got notified by the Indiana Historical Society that I’ve been selected to be one of the authors appearing at the 13th Annual Holiday Author Fair at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis, on Saturday, December 5. The address is the Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. If you’re in town, it will be a free admission day and I’ll be signing books from noon until 5 pm. After that, just look for the closest bar. I'll probably be there, unwinding...

Blue skies,

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