“The Short Mystery” in New MWA Handbook

I’m thrilled to have an essay on writing short stories in the new collection How to Write A Mystery: A Handbook by Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child and Laurie R. King and now available for pre-order from various online outlets—and likely through a bookseller near you too!

I’ve turned often to Edward D. Hoch’s essay on short stories in an earlier, similar book from MWA—and I’ll admit I was a little intimidated when asked to contribute the essay to this new book. Big shoes to fill there indeed.

And I’ll admit too to being more than a little awed now by the other contributors I’ve found myself alongside, as you’ll see on the table of contents here.

All in all, this promises to be a great handbook—an honor to be part of it.