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Short Story Month: Class, Anthonys, Wigleaf & More
I haven’t been posting about short stories this month, but I have been reading them, and as Short Story Month draws to a close, here’s a quick run-down of some of my May reading. Right after winning the Agatha Award (!!!) for my own story, “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants,” I jumped back into […]
Friday, May 30, 2014 8:46:23 AM

Short Story Month: Agatha Award Finalists
Today kicks off Story Story Month, and to celebrate, I’m going to try once more (as I did last year) to post about a short a day. But since the beginning of the month here falls smack in the middle of the end of the semester and the start of Malice Domestic, I’m having to […]
Thursday, May 01, 2014 3:40:33 PM

Joining a New Blog: 7 Criminal Minds
In the years since I started this blog, I’ve unfortunately failed to keep momentum on many of the elements I’d hoped to include more regularly—short reviews, author interviews, bits of literary news, etc.—and it’s devolved lately into more personal news. And even that has been irregularly posted at best. But in January, I joined the […]
Friday, February 07, 2014 2:05:38 PM

Agatha Award Nomination: “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants”
“The Care and Feeding of Houseplants”—which originally appeared in the March/April 2013 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and is available online here—has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story of 2013. The other finalists include Barb Goffman (two stories nominated!), Gigi Pandian, and Barbara Ross, and the winner will be announced […]
Friday, January 31, 2014 1:50:31 PM

Interview: Chatting about Short Stories with Diana Belchase
The terrific Diana Belchase interviewed me at Malice Domestic back in May, and she’s just posted the video on her website here and at the blog Kiss and Thrill as well. I’m always self-conscious seeing myself on film, but I hope others might look past the stutters and hesitations and enjoy some of our chat […]
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:01:39 PM

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