One Step Closer

The ARCs of my story collection The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been reading through it again proofing for any troubles on this next step toward publication. It’s been a joy already to see highlights of my short story career gathered in one volume—and interesting on this reread to see both similarities in style and theme over time and also those places where my writing has changed. (I see lots of spots at the line level in those earlier stories where I did things I now warn my own students not to do!)

The collection will be out in late February 2020 from Crippen & Landru, and the title story appears in the January/February 2020 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, on sale mid-December.

Stay tuned as well for a cover reveal in early January and for more info ahead on the book launch on Saturday, February 29, at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA—alongside fellow short story writer Amber Sparks, celebrating her new collection And I Do Not Forgive You.

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