Tuesday, November 14, 2017


I received my 37th acceptance of the year this morning, this—after a minor revision and some small tweaks—for the crime fiction story I submitted a few days ago.

Smooth Criminal

Today I confess to the literary crime that led to my first professional fiction sale in "Smooth Criminal," my debut post as a member of the SleuthSayers group blog: http://www.sleuthsayers.org/2017/11/smooth-criminal.html.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


I completed and submitted my twenty-ninth short story of the year. This one's a bit of crime fiction I started November 5 in response to an anthology invitation.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Published: "Montezuma's Revenge"

My story "Montezuma's Revenge" appears in the 2017 Bouchercon anthology Passport to Murder (Down & Out Books), edited by John McFetridge.

Monday, October 30, 2017

35, 36

I woke this morning to find a pair of acceptances awaiting me--my 35th and 36th of the year. They are for a pair of romances, accepted by the same publication.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


I finished and submitted my twenty-eighth short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a dark crime/non-supernatural horror story I started October 26.

Sunday, October 22, 2017


I received my 34th acceptance of the year earlier today. This one's for another bit of crime fiction.

Monday, October 16, 2017


While attending a panel of Anthony Award-nominated short-story writers at last week's Bouchercon, I received an email from a mystery magazine editor...for my 33rd acceptance of the year.