Saturday, November 17, 2018


Eight members of the SMFS list are in the new book, LANDFALL: BEST NEW ENGLAND CRIME STORIES 2018. Published by Level Best Books, the anthology is available in both print and digital formats from Amazon and other vendors. The members included in this book are:

Michael Bracken with “Remission.”

Patricia Dusenbury with “Off the Beaten Path.”

Gerald Elias with “In Bocca Al Lupo.”

John Floyd with “Getting Out Alive.”

Jason Half with “The Last Ferry.”

Alan Orloff with “The Quarry.”

Harriet Sackler with “Baby Blues.”

Shawn  Reilly Simmons with ‘Downcity Detective.”

Amazon Synopsis: 

LANDFALL, the sixteenth Best New England Crime Stories anthology, continues the tradition of presenting the best mystery and crime fiction from both acclaimed seasoned authors and exciting new voices. We've gathered thirty-one original tales by New England authors or with a New England setting, ranging from the historical to contemporary, to noir, and everything in between.

SMFS Member Publication News: Sarah M. Chen

SMFS list member Sarah M Chen's short story, “Influencers” appears in the special issue, Switchblade: Stiletto-Heeled. Edited by Lisa Douglass, the “Women of Noir Special Issue” features stories thirteen tales where the primary protagonist is female as are the authors. Available at Amazon in digital format.

Amazon Synopsis:

It’s been said that hardboiled noir is a boys club. Well, not anymore. Switchblade: Stiletto Heeled is the ultimate women of noir anthology. Thirteen dire and gritty tales from some of the most prominent women writing in the noir genre today. Featuring: Sarah M. Chen, Lissa Marie Redmond, Cindy Rosmus, Susan Cornford, Tawny Pike, E.F. Sweetman, Bethany Maines, Carmen Jaramillo, Serena Jayne, Charlotte Platt, Sarah Jilek, Susan Kuchinskas, and Ann Aptaker. Edited by Lisa Douglass. These aren’t police procedurals or cozy murder mysteries. It’s all hard-as-they-come, no luck tales, featuring all women protagonists, and penned by all women authors. It’s abou

SMFS Members Publication News: Bern Sy Moss

SMFS list member Bern Sy Moss' short story, “The Witness” appears in Mystery Tribune: Fall 2018. It can also now be read online at their site.

Jacqueline Seewald: Interview with Publisher Tanya Eby

Jacqueline Seewald: Interview with Publisher Tanya Eby: Tanya Eby is the owner of Blunder Woman Productions. She is also a USA Today bestselling author and an award-winning narrator of 700 audio ...

SMFS Members Published in Kings River Life Magazine for 11/17/18

Two SMFS members are published in the November 17th edition of Kings River Life Magazine. Those members are:

Gail Farrelly with “Ya Never Know: A Thanksgiving Tale.”

In “Thanksgiving Treats and Threats, Merrilee Robson shares some Thanksgiving stories and a recipe

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Ruth M. McCarty

SMFS Short Story Saturdays was born out of the very successful International Short Story Month this year. Each Saturday we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old and were not previously linked to during the May 2018 Short Story Month event.

Today for SMFS Short Story Saturdays, Ruth M. McCarty shares her 2016 short story, “First Dates” archived at Flash Bang Mysteries.

If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple at Verizon dot net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at Yahoo Groups.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SMFS Member Publishing News: Josh Pachter

Several SMFS members were published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: November/December 2018 issue. Those members included Josh Pachter with his short story “50.”  That tale marked the 50 year anniversary of his appearance in EQMM with his first published short story, “E. Q. Griffen Earns His Name.” Now, E. Q. Griffen is back in “50.”

Today on the “Something Is Going To Happen” blog of EQMM, Josh Pachter is interviewed by Janet Hutchings regarding reading, writing, and life.

Also, over at “The First Two Pages” hosted by Art Taylor, Josh Pachter explains how he approached writing “50.”

The First Two Pages: “50” by Josh Pachter