Now I can tell y’all a secret I’ve been sitting on since December. “The Secret Lives of Cats” won the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for Best Short Story of the year. The announcement is in the May issue of the magazine, which has arrived at subscribers this week and will be on the stands next week.
What I didn’t know, and what came as a pleasant surprise, is that the other story I published in EQMM last year, “The Moorhead House,” came in ninth!
So thanks to all the voters! I’m very, very pleased.