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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

180+ authors submitted to Bouchercon anthology

cj Sez: Bouchercon announced the names of the authors and their stories selected to be included in their 2023 anthology. 

  According to Bouchercon’s press release, “More than 180 authors submitted stories. In a two-step blind judging process, first-round readers passed along 41 stories to guest editor Holly West for final consideration. These seventeen stories were selected:”  

(I've enjoyed stories by some of these authors and am looking forward to reading the rest. How many do you know? )

Kathleen L. Asay, "Buy the Farm"
Jennifer Berg, "A Bayside Murder"
C.W. Blackwell, "Hard Rain on Beach Street"
Wesley Browne, "29 Palms"
Anne-Marie Campbell, "Palms Up"
L.H. Dillman, "To Hell and Back"
John M. Floyd, "Plymouth West"
Kim Keeline, "Business of Death"
Mary Keenan, "The Canadians"
Emilya Naymark, "Girl of Gold"
Richie Narvaez, "Shamu, World's Greatest Detective"
Kathy A. Norris, "Wildfire"
J.R. Sanders, "Dead Even"
James Thorpe, "Casualties of War"
Tim P. Walker, "Bidding War"
Victoria Weisfeld, "Pearl of a Girl"
Désirée Zamorano, "President-Elect"

  These stories will be published alongside short fiction by three of this year's Bouchercon Guests of Honor—C.J. Box, Ann Cleeves, and Naomi Hirahara.

  Bouchercon is an annual convention of mystery readers, fans, writers, and enthusiasts. In 2023, the event will be held in San Diego, CA. August 30 - September 3.


Speaking of awesome anthologies

  The sixth installment of the Mobile Writers Guild PIECES anthology series is available for pre-order, and a date for an author signing is scheduled!


  In this installment of the PIECES anthology series, Mobile Writers Guild members pay homage to some favorite classic works now in the public domain—novels, short stories, and poems. (I have retold two Agatha Christie short mysteries.)

     And, And … Mark your calendars! Multiple authors will be signing their stories at The Haunted Book Shop during Mobile’s April 14 LoDa Art Walk.

  Not able to be there on April 14 but would like signed copies? 

  Pre-order copies now from The Haunted Book Shop and request they have them signed on April 14.

For Amazon purchases, click here: Buy CLASSIC PIECES Now

  That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for your health and safety.


  No inflation here: THE DAWGSTAR and DEATH ON THE YAMPA, fast-paced, exciting suspense/thriller ebooks, are low-, low-priced at $2.99.

P.S.  The Haunted Book Shop has signed copies of my books in stock. TO ORDER, contact The Haunted Bookshop here: 

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