Great event last night at the Dallas Museum of Art. Actor G. W. Bailey (Provenza on Major Crimes) read a short story of mine originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Gratifying and more than a little surreal to hear the crowd react to my words. Bailey’s performance was amazing.
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Set amid the badlands of West Texas, the story revolves around an ex-Texas Ranger distraught over the murder of his family. When he’s accused of a similar crime, he must overcome his grief and find those responsible in order to clear his name.
So just who is the devil in the barren country of West Texas? Pre-order a copy now so you’ll be the first to know!
Author’s copies of my sixth thriller arrived today. THE GRID, available August 25, 2015, wherever books are sold.
My short story, The Stickup Girl, has been selected for Akashic Books’ upcoming Dallas Noir anthology, edited by David Hale Smith. Other contributors include PEN/Hemingway award winner Ben Fountain; Matt Bondurant, author of The Wettest County in the World; executive vice president of the Mystery Writers of America Daniel J. Hale; and Suzanne Frank, director of Southern Methodist University’s CAPE creative writing program. Pub date: November 2013. Available for pre-order now.