SMFS Congratulates 2016 Agatha Award Winner and SMFS Member Art Taylor who won in the "Best Short Story" category with his tale, "Parallel Play" in the anthology Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning published by Wildside Press (April 2016).
You can read his winning story on his website here.
In addition to Art Taylor, three other SMFS members were up for the "Best Short Story" Agatha Award. Those nominees were Barb Goffman, Edith Maxwell and B. K. Stevens.
Additionally, member Pam De Voe's book, Trapped: A Mei-hua Adventure was a finalist in the "Best Children/Young Adult" category.
Established in 1989, Malice Domestic™ is an annual fan convention in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area that celebrates the traditional mystery, best typified by the works of Agatha Christie, containing no explicit sex, excessive gore, or violence. The 2016 Agatha Awards were given for materials first published in the United States by a living author during the calendar year 2016 (January 1-December 31), either in hardcover, as a paperback original, or e-published by an e-publishing firm.