When a disturbing postcard arrives at his Atlanta office, Emerson knows he must report it to the NAACP. The postcard, sent by the mysterious Lurleen from Abbotts Creek, Arkansas, depicts yet another lynching. Emerson agrees to travel to Abbotts Creek to investigate, but he knows doing so poses great risk. Emerson only passes as white, and this Lurleen knows his face. Emerson knows one day […]
Okay, this is not a confession. Or maybe it is, but not to a crime, current or past. I’m just so honored to be part of this Storybundle. The books and writers here are amazing. Award winners, bestsellers, and one grand master. (Lawrence Block.) The bundle includes two short story collections featuring stories that I love (books by David H. Hendrickson and by Leah Cutter), […]
On the Starter Kit Kickstarter. You can get the first book or story in 10 of my series for $25, plus 5 more ebooks and 4 interviews that Dean will conduct with me about my series, all for $25. I hope you take a moment to check it out. The Kickstarter will run through Friday and then it’s gone for good. Here are the stories/books […]
Here’s something fun. Deliberately fun. I wrote a novel in the deepest darkest time of 2020, the horrid winter where everything seemed bleak. I wanted to escape, so I wrote about old friends and good times at a 1990s-style sf convention…with some crime on the side. You see, my characters Spade and Paladin solve crimes at sf conventions. Until now, Spade and Paladin only appeared […]
Madison, Wisconsin, 1972—When Detective Hank Kaplan calls Valentina Wilson to a crime scene, she wonders why. She soon finds more questions than answers in a secret room belonging to a wealthy female philanthropist, whose brutal murder the police hastily cover up. Val’s search for the truth will take her from the rape hotline she runs to the shocking realization that the woman’s murder anchors a […]
I haven’t done an update on publications and deals in a while because I’ve been finishing all kinds of projects. I just handed in the Holiday Spectacular for 2020. Of course, I was late because of…you know…COVID-19 business related stuff. But I was lucky: I got to escape from all that real world stuff with the Spectacular. If you want to subscribe to this year’s […]
I know, I know. I’ve been silent on the future of the Fey for a while, except to promise that, yes indeed, I plan to write about the third Place of Power. I had no real dates on that, and I don’t have exact dates now. What I do have is a writing schedule. I am finishing a big story arc in my Diving Universe. […]
On Thursday, the first story in the Calendar of Stories (aka The WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019) will hit subscribers’ email. Subscribers will get 35 stories in the 35 days from Thanksgiving (Thursday) to New Year’s Day of 2020. I love these stories, and I want to share them with you. I want you to enjoy the entire experience. So, with the holiday coming, this is […]
Okay, I’m starting with the Best of news. I’m excited to report that my story, “Once on The Blue Moon,” will be in The Best Military & Adventure SF edited by David Afsharirad. The book will appear in the summer. David says he hasn’t finalized the table of contents yet, but he will post that when he has it. Still, he gave us permission to […]
Years ago, Lurleen helped the NAACP investigate lynchings. She stopped when she met her husband, but never forgot the work…or the caution it required. After his death, Lurleen finds herself struggling to find purpose.
She travels to New York without a plan. But what she finds there might help her face her past—and finally chart her future.
A powerful story about justice, courage, and facing one’s true self.
Originally written for the anthology In Sunlight or in Shadow, edited by Lawrence Block, and inspired by the painting “Hotel Room (1931)” by Edward Hopper, “Still Life 1931” by Edgar Award-nominated author Kris Nelscott, is free on this website for one week only.