I am very excited to announce that my short story, "The Natural Order of Things" has been accepted by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and will appear this fall. The story is about Jake, a great believer in science, who is writing a kids' book about the preying mantis. When he meets Angie, his faith in the natural order of things is shaken to the core.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
I am thrilled to announce that my short story, "Days Without Name" has been shortlisted for a Crime Writers of Canada Excellence Award for 2021. It appeared in Grave Diagnosis, an anthology published by Carrick Publishing. The story takes place in Belize during Wayeb, the short inauspicious month of the Mayan calendar.
Thanks to Donna Carrick for her hard work and dedication in producing the anthology.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time has slipped away from me because of the pandemic and I am only now posting the news that my short story, "None Shall Sleep," originally published in In the Key of 13 by Carrick Publishing, was shortlisted for a Derringer Award in April. Many thanks to the organizers, coordinators and judges of the Short Mystery Fiction Society.
Congratulations to the winner, Sandra Murphy, for her excellent story, "Lucy's Tree."
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
We had a great launch at Ben McNally's Bookstore despite the pouring rain. Publisher Marc Cote set up a tastefully arranged table of fresh fruit, gourmet cheeses and crackers to go with the champagne on ice. Everybody schmoozed and had a good time. John Lasruk took a lot of great pictures.