Sunday, May 29, 2016


I received my 22nd acceptance of the year this evening, this time for a mystery.


At Little Big Crimes, Robert Lopresti reviews "Sugar" (published in Crime Syndicate, issue 2) and calls it a "terrific" story. Read the entire review here:

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Short Mystery Fiction Society at 20

In 2016, the Short Mystery Fiction Society turns 20. Long-time members and past officers have been invited to share their memories about the organization on the SMFS blog. Go here to read what I had to say:

Friday, May 27, 2016


I received my 21st acceptance of the year this morning. This one's for a confession.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


I woke up to my 20th acceptance of the year. This one's for a confession.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


I received my 19th acceptance of the year this afternoon. This is to reprint a story first published in 2010.

Friday, May 20, 2016


My country noir story "Deep in the Heart of Texas" appears in the just-published anthology Black Coffee (Darkhouse Books, edited by Andrew MacRae).

18, Published

My recipe and 18th acceptance of the year, "Michael's Asparagus," appears in the May/June issue of Texas Gardener.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


I finished and submitted my twenty-sixth short story of the year this evening. This one's a 4,600-word confession I began on January 27, 2012.