Thursday, August 20, 2015

Serita Stevens: Writing a Book Vs. a Screenplay...or Both?

Member Serita Stevens is conducting a seminar on the topic:

Sunday, August 23, 2015
2:00–4:30 P.M. (check-in at 1:30 P.M.).

Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC)
5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1615
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Full details and promotional discount

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Members' Publication News

The following members sent in publication news this month:
  • Nancy Brewka-Clark's story, "Just for a LARP" was accepted to Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional, which will be published in time for Malice Domestic 28, April 29-May 1, 2015.
  • Nina Mansfield, Swimming Alone (Fire & Ice YA, August 27, 2015)
  • Josh Pachter, The Tree of Life (Wildside Press, August 2015)
    • Josh translated two stories from Dutch for magazines on sale in August:

      "Joyride" by René Appel in the September 2015 Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

      "The Last Run" by Michael Berg in the September/October Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
  • Jacqueline Seewald, The Devil and Danna Webster (Clean Reads Press, August 2015 print edition)

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

Monday, August 17, 2015

Introducing Short Mystery Fiction Socials

SMFS Officers Jan Christensen and John R. Lindermuth today announced their approval for any members to plan local mystery & crime short fiction readings promoting the Society.

Each reading is to be promoted as a "Short Mystery Fiction Social", with that title and the Society logo featuring prominently on physical flyers and/or Web graphics. Socials may also be promoted with the hashtag #SMFSocials. The invited readers need not be SMFS members.

Beyond that, all logistics (booking a venue, inviting readers, promoting, and hosting) are up to the individual members who volunteer. Once a Social's details are set, email blog admin Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM) and the details will be posted here. Gerald can also provide the logo image in any size and resolution needed.

If you're inspired to join the SMFS to host or read at Socials, we'd be glad to have you.

Thank you and good luck.

Monday, August 3, 2015

At Queens NYC Lit Fest: Terrie Farley Moran reads from "The Sneaker Tree"

Last Saturday, at the first annual Queens NYC Lit Fest from LIC Bar, SMFS's Terrie Farley Moran, known for her Florida cozies Well Read, Then Dead and Caught Read-Handed, read from her Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices short story "The Sneaker Tree".

Today on Women of Mystery, Terrie blogged a recap of the event, including video:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

EQMM's Fiction Podcast Ep. 72: "The Night of Power" by Josh Pachter

On Episode 72 of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine's Fiction Podcast, the SMFS's Josh Pachter reads his September 1986 story, "The Night of Power":

Wildside Press republished "The Night of Power" in the July 2015 print collection The Tree of Life and in the ebook The Mahboob Chaudri Mystery Megapack.