Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Little Big Crimes Review Publish or Perish by Kevin Z. Garvey

Little Big Crimes: Publish or Perish, by Kevin Z. Garvey: "Publish or Perish," by Kevin Z. Garvey, in Mystery Weekly Magazine, July 2017. Every twist ending is a surprise. Not every s...

SMFS Member News: Diana Deverell

"Shut Your Eyes and You'll be Fine" by Diana Deverell is in Mystery Weekly's August issue http://mysteryweekly.com/issues/shutyoureyes.asp


Like the story's protagonist, Diana spent 18 months in war-torn San Salvador. She's tried many times to turn that experience into fiction, but no sale. The MW editor's acceptance of this brand-new effort suggests that 35 years might be enough distance.


Diana tells more to thriller writer Rick Reed in an interview published in the August issue of The Big Thrill http://www.thebigthrill.org/2017/07/open- the-door-by-diana-deverell/

Monday, July 31, 2017

SMFS Members News— JULY 2017

The members below reported their publishing successes this month: 

Melissa H. Blaine, “The Devil's Standable”  in the anthology, Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse, (Editor Kaye George) Wildside Press. (July 2017).

Michael Bracken, “Last Good Day” at Tough (July 24, 2017); “Smoked” in Noir at the Salad Bar: Culinary Tales With A Bite, Level Best Books, (July 2017); “Long-Distance Love” in True Story (July 2017); and “Beach Body” and “Three’s A Crowd” in True Confessions (July 2017). 

Craig Faustus Buck, “Honeymoon Sweet” at Trigger Warning: Short Fiction With Pictures: Issue 10 (July 2017). The author notes that his Macavity Award winning story was illustrated with original artwork by John Skewes. A signed copy of the illustration was provided to the author as that is done with all published by the site.

Larry W. Chavis, “On The Hook: Mystery Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine (July 22, 2017).

Lauryn Christopher, “Lemonade and Larceny” in Fiction River: Editor's Choice: Volume 23, WMG Publishing (June 30, 2017) and “Backstage Pass” in the Crimes, Capers, and Rule-Breakers bundle (July 2017).

Diana Deverell, “Con Prince of Copenhagen,” in the Crimes, Capers, and Rule-Breakers bundle (July 2017) as well as “Black Powder Boogie: Mystery Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine (July 15, 2017 and “The Real and Recent Wars Behind My Fiction” in Mystery Readers Journal: Murder In Wartime: Volume 33, Issue No. 2, Summer 2017.

Peter DiChellis, “Darkness, Darkness” in Mystery Weekly (July 2017 Humor Issue) and “Hostile Plans” in Switchblade Magazine: Issue Two (July 2017) as well as “The All-Night Zombie Channel” at The Higgs Weldon comedy site (July 27, 2017).

Patricia Dusenbury, “Cold Turkey” at Flash Bang Mysteries: Summer 2017 Issue (July 2017).

Gail Farrelly, “For Pete’s Sake” at the Yonker’s Tribune, (July 5, 2017). Part Two appeared on July 12, 2017, with Part Three following on July 19, 2017, and the concluding Part Four on July 26, 2017.

John M. Floyd, “Ace in the Hole” at Flash Bang Mysteries: Summer 2017 Issue (July 2017) as well as “The Sandman” in Noir at the Salad Bar: Culinary Tales With A Bite, Level Best Books (July 2017) and “Mr. Unlucky” in the August 7, 2017 issue of  Woman’s World. John also reports he is in the June –Sept issue of The Strand Magazine with his story “Crow Mountain.”

Kaye George, “The Darkest Hour” in the anthology, Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse, (Editor Kaye George) Wildside Press. (July 2017).

Debra H. Goldstein, “A Golden Eclipse” in the anthology, Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse, (Editor Kaye George) Wildside Press. (July 2017).

John Lindermuth, The Tithing Herd, Sundown Press (July 2017).

Paul D. Marks, “Blood Moon” in the anthology, Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse, (Editor Kaye George) Wildside Press. (July 2017).

LD Masterson, “Picture Perfect” in the anthology, Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse, (Editor Kaye George) Wildside Press. (July 2017) as well as “Deadly Dinner” in the anthology,  Noir at the Salad Bar: Culinary Tales With A Bite, Level Best Books (July 2017).
 
Alan Orloff, “Togas and Toquesin the anthology,  Noir at the Salad Bar: Culinary Tales With A Bite, Level Best Books (July 2017).

Mary Reed, writing as Eric Reed, Ruined Stones, Poisoned Pen Press (July 2017).

Jude Roy, “Santa is Dead” at Flash Bang Mysteries: Summer 2017 Issue (July 2017).

Jacqueline Seewald, “Morgan’s Mountain” in Hypnos: Volume 6: Issue 2: Summer 2017 (July 2017).

Judy Penz Sheluk, “The Cycopaths: Mystery Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine (July 29, 2017).

Jennifer Soosar, Gary Deserves Reward” at Flash Bang Mysteries: Summer 2017 Issue (July 2017).

Cynthia St-Pierre, “The Girl with the Mangled Breast” at Crimson Streets (July 23. 2017). 

Cheri Vause, “Black Monday” in the anthology, Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse, (Editor Kaye George) Wildside Press. (July 2017).