Such a joy to see the announcements about this year’s Anthony Award finalists—so many friends on the list, and a particular thrill to see my wife’s sophomore novel, The Mother Next Door, on the slate for Best Paperback/Ebook/AudioBook!
I’m fortunate as well to have my own work included in two more books named as finalists. My story “Little Martha” appeared in Trouble No More: Crime Fiction Inspired by Southern Rock and the Blues, edited by Mark Westmoreland, a finalist for Best Anthology. And my essay “The Short Mystery” was part of How To Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child and Laurie R. King.
Congrats to all of this year’s finalists—find the full list here!