Sunday, August 21, 2016

SMFS Member Kaye George Wins a 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for MURDER ON WHEELS

SMFS Member Kaye George won a 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for MURDER ON WHEELS. Nominated in the Best Fiction Short Story Anthology category and edited by Ramona DeFelice Long, Murder On Wheels contains  eleven mystery short stories where modes of transportation
past and present serve as a key part of the tale. Kaye George wrote the introduction to the anthology as well as two short stories, “The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round” and “Have A Nice Trip.” 


The other authors included in the anthology are: Gale Albright, V. P. Chandler, Scott Montgomery, Laura Oles, SMFS member Earl Staggs, Kathy Walker, Kathy Waller, and Reavis Z. Wortham.

Congratulations to Kaye George and all those in the book.

Friday, August 19, 2016

SMFS Member Nominees for Killer Nashville’s 2016 Silver Falchion Award

The following members have been nominated for awards at this year’s Killer Nashville convention. The complete list of nominees is on the 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalists website. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Killer Nashville Guest of Honor & Awards Dinner.

In the Best Fiction Short Story Anthology category there are two nominees.

Kaye George is nominated for Murder On Wheels.

Josh Pachter is nominated for The Tree of Life.

In the Best Nonfiction Young Adult Book category, P. A. De Voe is nominated for Warned, A Mei-hua Adventure. While grateful to be nominated, P. A. would like it to be noted that, despite the nominated category, her book was entered as and is a historical young adult mystery/adventure. The book is also listed a nominee in the Judges’ Choice Award.

In the Best Mystery/Crime category, BV Lawson is nominated for Dies Irae.

In the Best Fiction Adult Book category, member Craig Faustus Buck is nominated for Go Down Hard.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Society Members' News: August 2016

The members below reported their publishing successes this month: 


Jack Bates, "Songs at the End of the Unfinished Road" in Tales From The Lake: Volume 3 (Crystal Lake Publishing, August).

Michael Bracken, "An Unhealthy Death" in Mystery Weekly Magazine (August) and is scheduled to be the August 23 free email. Also, “Dead Things” has been reprinted in issue 3 of M.

Patrick Cooper, “Swans Mate for Life” for Mondays are Murder (Akashic Books, August 15).

James Dorr, "Flightless Rats" in Mocha’s Dark Brew (Mocha Memoir Press, June).

Gail Farrelly,  "The Eyes Have It," in Kings River Life Magazine. (August 21).

John M. Floyd, Pit Stop,” in Mississippi Noir (Akashic Books, August).

Kaye George, “Murder with Crow” in Cooked To Death (Nodin Press, July).

V.S. Kemanis, “Journal Entry, Franklin DeWitt” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (August).

Paul D. Marks, “Deserted Cities of the Heart” in St. Louis Noir (Akashic Books, August).

William Burton McCormick, “Voices in the Cistern”  in  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (August).

Susan Oleksiw, When Krishna Calls (An Anita Ray Mystery) (Five Star/Gale/ Cengage, August).

Josh Pacter, “iMurder” in Crime & Mystery Short Stories (Flame Tree Publishing, August) as well as "Joyride" by RenĂ© Appel, which I translated from Dutch to English for EQMM, in TheYear’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016 (Kobo Books, August).

Jacqueline Seewald, "Kaleidoscope" in New Zenith Magazine (July).

Judy Penz Sheluk,  Skeletons in the Attic: A Marketville Mystery (#1) (Imajin Books, August 2016).

Albert Tucher, “The Dreadful Surge” in Mystery Weekly Magazine (August) as well as “The Forgettable Man” which is also the runner-up in the third annual The Lawyerist short fiction contest.


Email news for next month's post to SMFS president Kevin R. Tipple (KEVINRTIPPLE at VERIZON dot NET).

Sunday, August 14, 2016