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“Trash Pick-Up” Nominated for a Derringer Award

“Trash Pick-Up” Nominated for a Derringer Award


My short story “Trash Pick-Up” (published last September at NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE) has been nominated for the Derringer Award for Best Flash Mystery Story of 2015!

The Derringer Awards are given out every year by The Short Mystery Fiction Society to honor outstanding short mystery and crime stories.

This is my 6th Derringer nomination.

To read “Trash Pick-Up,” you can go here.

My 2014 nominee, “Terry Tenderloin and the Pig Thief” can be found at SHOTGUN HONEY.

And you can buy my short story collection VELVET WHISPERS IN THE CROSSFIRE NIGHT at Amazon.  It includes:

Shark Infested Pudding” – a 2003 nominee

In the Shadows of Wrigley Field” – a 2008 winner

Wishing on Whores” – a 2009 nominee

My story “Twilight of the Fireflies,” a 2006 nominee, is currently out of print.


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