Thursday, July 12, 2018


I completed and submitted my thirteenth story of the year this evening. This one's a 3,000-word mystery I started May 1.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Published 2x: "Good Girls Don't" and "Decision"

My story "Good Girls Don't" appears in the current Pulp Modern and my story "Decision" appears in the Summer 2018 Flash Bang Mysteries.

Saturday, June 23, 2018


I completed and submitted by twelfth short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 2,300-word bit of crime fiction I started writing on November 5, 2017.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


In "Short & Sweet," his column in the Summer 2018 issue of Mystery Scene, Ben Boulden reviews the March/April issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Though he provides in-depth discussions of other stories in the issue, he ends with: "There are excellent contributions from R.T. Lawton, Michael Bracken, and Robert Lopresti." If our stories are going to be summed up in one word, I think R.T., Robert, and I will all agree that "excellent" is exactly the right word.

Sunday, June 10, 2018


I received my 25th acceptance of the year this afternoon, this for a private eye story.

Saturday, June 09, 2018


I received my 24th acceptance of the year this evening, this time for a bit of noirish crime fiction.