Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ed Gorman accepts the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement

By Gerald So

Yesterday, this year's Golden Derringer recipient, Ed Gorman, blogged that he'd heard about the award from SMFS member Terrie Farley Moran.

I got in touch with Ed through his blog post, sent him his Golden Derringer certificate, and put him in touch with plaque-maker Jim Doherty.

Here are Ed's words of thanks from his email to me:

Thanks so much, Gerald. This really means a lot to me. As I mentioned Ed was always so damned nice and helpful. And his talent was so varied and masterful. Thanks very much for writing and please thank the Committee for me.

Best, Ed

I also mentioned if he'd like to blog or send in a further message of thanks, I would post or link to it here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ray Daniel at Bouchercon 2014 Derringer Presentation

Photo by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Called to the stage by Derringer presenter Catherine Dilts, Best Long Story winner Ray Daniel gave a short speech of thanks.

Ray also recorded an acceptance video:

Full list of 2014 Derringer finalists and winners

Monday, November 24, 2014

Members' Publication News

The following members sent in publication news this month:
  • Tace Baker, Bluffing is Murder, Barking Rain Press (November 2014)
  • Linda Cahill, "Special Delivery", The Whole She-Bang 2 (Sisters in Crime Toronto, November 2014)
  • Jan Christensen, A Broken Life (October 24, 2014)
  • Gail Farrelly, "Busted", Kings River Life (November 22, 2014)
    • "The Ghost Who Came to Dinner", Yonkers Tribune (November 28, 2014)
  • Kaye George, "Elk Island", Jack Hardway's Crime Magazine (November/December 2014)
  • Teel James Glenn, The Journey Of One (Double Dragon Publishing, November 2014)
    • "The Penny Problem" was accepted to Hardboiled: Crime Scene (Forthcoming from Dead Gun Press)
  • Barb Goffman, "A Year Without Santa Claus", Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (January/February 2015)
  • Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner ed. Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse (November 25, 2014). Toni also has the story "The Real Santa Claus" in the anthology under her pen name Leigh Perry.
  • Robert Lopresti, "The Roseville Way", The Anthology of Cozy Noir (Darkhouse Books, October 2014)
  • Andrew MacRae ed. The Anthology of Cozy Noir (Darkhouse Books, October 2014)
  • Edith Maxwell, "Pickled", That Mysterious Woman: Shaker of Margaritas (November 2014)
  • Gigi Pandian, "The Haunted Room", Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon 2014 Anthology ed. Dana Cameron (Down & Out Books, October 2014)
  • Judy Penz Sheluk, "Plan D", The Whole She-Bang 2 (Sisters in Crime Toronto, November 2014)
    • The Hanged Man's Noose, Barking Rain Press (July 2015)
  • Gerald So, "A Definition of Noir (poem)", Noir Riot, Volume 1 (Out of the Gutter, September 2014)
  • Georgia Ruth Wilson, "Remember Me", That Mysterious Woman: Shaker of Margaritas (November 2014)

Email Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM) to send news for next month's post.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bouchercon 2014 Photos from Gigi Pandian

SMFS member Gigi Pandian sent in the following:

Short & Sweet: Why We Love Reading & Writing Short Stories
L to R: John Shepphird, Michael Sears, Jay Stringer,
Steve Steinbock, Brian Thornton, Clare Toohey

Murder in a Locked Room: Solving the Perfect Crime
L to R: Marvin Lachman, Janet Dawson, Bill Gottfried,
Gigi Pandian, Jeffrey Deaver, Laurie R. King

Friday, November 7, 2014

SMFS at Bouchercon 2014, Long Beach, CA

Six days until Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention. This post will coordinate events, panels, and informal gatherings with SMFS members.

Thursday, November 13

8:30–10:30 P.M. - Promenade 104 A-B-C - Author Speed Dating Hosted by Smith & Wesson

Enjoy a continental breakfast along with tableside pitches from as many as 50 authors.

4:00–5:00 P.M. - Regency D - Short But Mighty: The Power and Freedom of the Short Story

Moderator Travis Richardson, Craig Faustus Buck, Barb Goffman, Robert Lopresti, Paul D. Marks, Art Taylor

6:30 P.M. - Pacific Ballroom at the Arena - Murder at The Beach "Hollywood Premiere" Opening Ceremonies Hosted by Harper Collins

Follow the red carpet and lights to the Opening Ceremonies of Bouchercon 2014 Murder at the Beach. Introduction of honored guests, Anthony Award nominees and other key people. Mystery awards will be given from other prestigious organizations [including the 2014 Derringer presentation by member Catherine Dilts]. No-host Bar. Light refreshments.

Friday, November 14

1:30–2:30 P.M. - Promenade 104 B - Long and Short of It: Writing Short Stories and Full-Length Novels

Moderator Terrie Farley Moran, Dana Cameron, Jeffery Deaver, Brendan DuBois, Toni “Leigh Perry” Kelner, Simon Wood

1:30–2:00 P.M. - Harbor C - Author Focus: Mark Troy

Saturday, November 15

8:30–9:30 A.M. - Promenade 104 B-C - Men of Mystery event hosted by Jane Hansen

11:00–11:30 A.M. - Harbor A - Author Focus: Catherine Dilts

3:00–4:00 P.M. - Regency D - Short and Scary: Thriller and Noir Short Stories

Moderator Toni “Leigh Perry” Kelner, Scott Adlerberg, Jack Fredrickson, Lori Rader-Day, Charles Salzberg, Dave Zeltserman

Sunday, November 16

10:00–11:00 A.M. - Regency D - Short and Sweet: Why We Love Writing and Reading Short Stories

Moderator Clare Toohey, John Shepphird, Michael Stanley (Michael Sears), Steve Steinbock, Jay Stringer, Brian Thornton

To update this post, email Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM).