I am pleased to report that "A Bad Day For Algebra Tests" is currently sparkling up the November/December issue of my favorite magazine. This is my 30th appearance in AHMM, and the third Bad Day story. Each of these involves bad intentions and confusion in mythical Brune County, and features the ever-bewildered Officer Kite.
My story "The Cop Who Liked Gilbert and Sullivan" (Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #23) won the Derringer Award for long short story this year. This is the medal that goes with that honor. Toni Kelner was kind enough to accept it at Bouchercon and send it to me. I t now hangs proudly on the office wall. Thanks to Toni and to the Short Mystery Fiction Society!
Last weekend was the American Library Association annual conference. At
the Government Documents Round Table reception, held at the Louisiana
Supreme Court building, I received the Margaret T. Lane / Virginia F.
Saunders Memorial Research Award for When Women Didn't Count. It's always a thrill to be recognized by your peers. Western's Dean of Libraries, Mark Greenberg was there and kindly took this video.