Monday, February 29, 2016

Anthony Voters: For Your Consideration

Since one friend already asked about this, I decided to put all the information in one place.

If you attended the Bouchercon last year or you are signed up for this year, you should have received a ballot for the Anthony Awards by email.  Here is a list of publications I am involved in that are eligible for your votes.

Best Paperback Novel:

Robert Lopresti

Best Short Story:

Robert Lopresti
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine  July/August 2015.

Robert Lopresti

Robert Lopresti
Jewish Noir

Robert Lopresti
Murder Under The Oaks

Best Anthology or Collection:

Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Sole

Kenneth Wishnia

Art Taylor

If you don't know how to get your hands on these, let me know.  And thanks for considering them....

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

nEvermore! on the Best list

nEvermore! is a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for best horror anthology.  My story "Street of the Dead House" is part of the book.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Greenfellas: the video (talk)

Back in November I spoke at Western Washington University about my novel GREENFELLAS.  My talk, "Crime Against Nature: Writing An Environmental Crime Novel," is now available as a video on the web. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Roseville Way in Darkhouse Collection

This is not a new publication nor a reprint, but a useful repackaging.  Darkhouse Publishing has made their first three anthologies available as one reasonably-priced ebook.  That includes THE ANTHOLOGY OF COZY NOIR which means, I assume, that my story "The Roseville Way" is the leadoff for the whole collection.  It tells the story of a semi-retired mobster and the effect he has on a small-town pizza parlor.

True Review likes "Street of the Dead House."

I just noticed that True Review gave a glowing review of nEvermore! and guess whose story was listed first?

Friday, February 12, 2016

Street of the Dead House is Best again!

Just heard today that "Street of the Dead House," which appeared in the nEvermore! anthology, has been chosen for the Best American Mystery Stories 2016, edited by Elizabeth George, series editor Otto Penzler.  This is the same story that will be appearing in Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2016.

It would be grossly inaccurate to say I am displeased.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Recalling Mike Shayne and The Long Treason

Last year The Digest Enthusiast published a long interview with me.  Today they just reprinted on the web a section about my first publication.  "The Long Treason" appeared in Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine in 1979.  I admit, I have published worse since then.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Isolated Incident on Youtube

I think this is the first time I put a song up on Youtube since I started this blog.  It's called "Isolated Incident."