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.