Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Society Members' News: November 2016

The members below reported their publishing successes this month: 

Micki Browning, “Sleighed” in Mystery Weekly Magazine: December 2016. The short story is also scheduled to be the featured tale for the free weekly story on December 20, 2016.

M. H. Callway, Glow Grass and Other Tales, Carrick Publishing (October 2016).

Sarah M. Chen, “Besties & Blow” in Fast Women And Neon Lights: Eighties Inspired Neon Noir, Short Stack Books (November 2016) and "Grateful Touring" in Windward: Best New England Crime Stories 2016, Level Best Books (November 2016).

Diana Deverell, “Opening Day, 1954” in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (November 2016) and ​“Boot Scoot” in the Very Merry Christmas Bundle (BundleRabbit for November-December 2016).

Gail Farrelly, “They eDone Him Wrong" in Kings River Life Magazine, (November 21, 2016) and “Busted!: A Thanksgiving Mystery Short Story” in the Yonkers Tribune (November 22, 2016).

John Floyd, “Flu Season” in The Norwegian American, (November 4, 2016) as well as “Jackpot Mode” in The Strand Magazine: Holiday 2016 (October-January 2017) and “Candid Camera” in Woman’s World (November 28, 2016). John also reports that he has the short story, “Survival” in the November 26 edition of Kings River Life Magazine.

Debra H. Goldstein, “Thanksgiving I Do, I Don’t: Thanksgiving Mystery Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine (November 17, 2016).

Lisa Lieberman, “Yemay√†'s Revenge” in Windward: Best New England Crime Stories 2016,  Level Best Books (November 2016).

Robert S. Levinson, “The Body in the Backyard” in Mystery Weekly Magazine: December 2016.

Stephen Liskow, “The Girl in the Red Bandanna” is the Honorable Mention Winner for the Al Blanchard Short Crime Fiction Contest, Crime Bake 2016.

Nina Mansfield, “Big Hair, Banana Clips and the Figure Four Leg Lock” in Fast Women And Neon Lights: Eighties Inspired Neon Noir, Short Stack Books (November 2016).

Paul D. Marks, “Ghosts of Bunker Hill” in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (December 2016).

Ruth M. McCarty, “The List” in Windward: Best New England Crime Stories 2016, Level Best Books (November 2016).

Bern Sy Moss, “White Lies and Green Bean Casseroles: Thanksgiving Mystery Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine (November 22, 2016).

Susan Oleksiw, Wrath of Shiva: Anita Ray Mystery Series Book 2, Harlequin Worldwide Mystery (November 2016).

Meg Opperman, “Murder Under the Baobab” in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (November 2016) and "Surf's Up," in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine: #21 (November 2016). Meg also reports that her latest Book Blog column in the feature “Write Side Up” titled, “No, Officer, I Swear I’m Not a Serial Killer” is now up at the Washington Independent Review of Books (November 28, 2016).

Alan Orloff, “Cheap Medz” in Windward: Best New England Crime Stories 2016, Level Best Books (November 2016).

Josh Pachter, "Pisan Zapra" in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (November 2016).

Anita Page, “Fresh Start” in in Windward: Best New England Crime Stories 2016, Level Best Books (November 2016).

Travis Richardson, “The Designated Day” at Near To The Knuckle on November 3, 2016.

Jude Roy, Searching for Lilith: A Cajun PI Series, Self-Published, November 2016.

Jacqueline Seewald, “Spirit” in New Zenith Magazine: Issue 2 Fall 2016.

Judy Penz Sheluk has the short stories “Goulaigans” and “Saturday with Bronwyn” in The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime (November 2016).

Bonnie K. Stevens, "How Safe Can You Get?” in Kings River Life Magazine, (November 12, 2016).

Elizabeth Zelvin, “Stalker” at Spinetingler (November 18, 2016).


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

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Poll Results

As determined by the October 24-November 3 vote, self published stories will NOT be eligible for Derringer award consideration.

The issue is tabled until after Bouchercon 2018.


Kevin R. Tipple
President-SMFS

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Society Members' News: October 2016

The members below reported their publishing successes this month: 


Erik Arneson, The Throes of Crime: A Short Story Collection, self-published, October 2016.

Michael Bracken, “Selfies” in A Dose of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem, House of Erotica, October 2016.

Lida Bushloper, "A Box of Change" in Flash Bang Mysteries: Issue 5 Fall/October 2016  and the poem “Testimony" at the crime poetry blog The Five-Two on Oct. 10, 2016.

Dara Carr, “Ick Or Okay?” at Shotgun Honey on October 17, 2016.

Larry W. Chavis, “On The Hook” in Flash Bang Mysteries: Issue 5 Fall/October2016.

Jan Christensen, “Tricks But No Treats: Halloween Mystery Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine on October 1, 2016.

Catherine Dilts, Stone Cold Blooded: A Rock Shop Mystery (book 3), Encircle Publications, October  2016.

James Dorr, “Paperboxing Art" in Crime & Mystery Short Stories and "Mr. Happy Head" in Murder Mayhem Short Stories. Both books were published in July 2016 by Flame Tree Publishing in England. James also reports that "The Wellmaster's Daughter" in Everywhere Stories Short Fiction from a Small Planet Vol. II was released in September 2016 from Press 53.

Barry Ergang, “Gratitude: A Halloween Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine (October 24, 2016) as well as “The Rabbit” at Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis (October 26, 2016).

Gail Farrelly, “The Greatest Escape” in the Yonkers Tribune (October 13, 2016)

John M. Floyd, “Dreamland” (short story collection), Dogwood Press (October 2016) and Gator Island” in Flash Bang Mysteries: Issue 5 Fall/October 2016.

JoAnne Lucas, "Retribution Run," in Deadlines: Murder and Mayhem on the California Coast: Volume 2, WriterWithin Publications, September 2016.

Bartenn Mills, “Ghost 9-1-1: A Halloween Mystery Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine on October 27, 2016.

Terrie Farley Moran, Crepe Factory: A Scrapbooking Mystery (with Laura Childs), Berkley Prime Crime, October 2016.

Mike Penn, “The Obituary” at Shotgun Honey on October 14, 2016.

Mary Reed, “Waiting: A Halloween Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine on October 22, 2016. 

Jacqueline Seewald, "Our Neighbors Ourselves" in Brewed Awakenings 2, Caffeinated Press, (October 2016) as well as "Spirit of the Law" in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #21, Wildside Press, October 2016. 

Art Taylor, “Rearview Mirror,” from On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, was republished in Best American Mystery Stories 2016, edited by Elizabeth George and Otto Penzler, Mariner Books, October 2016. On newsstands now is the November issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine with his short story, “The Great Detective Reflects. 

Albert Tucher, “Share the Wealth” in in A Dose of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem, House of Erotica, October 2016.

Vicki Weisfeld, "Breadcrumbs" in Betty Fedora Issue Three: Kickass Women in Crime Fiction, September 2016,  as well as War Of The Worlds: A Halloween Short Story” at Kings River Life Magazine on October 28, 2016.


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