My short story What Breaks a Man was listed in Other Distinguished Mystery and Suspense of 2021 in Best American Mystery and Suspense!
2021 turned out to be the year I hit not one major goal, but two, with a little bit extra! I not only published a short story a week for 52 total, but I ended up writing 53 short stories. All that with twelve major publications and over half a million words written.
Read on for more about my Year of 52 Short Stories, and Happy 2022!
Welcome to the last day of 2021, and get ready for a trip back to the final hours of the last millennium!
I’m delighted to share my contribution to this year’s Holiday Spectacular from WMG Publishing with Sometimes Strange Magic Casts the Best Spell. You may remember the setting from The Magic Cat of the Hidden Springs Inn and Spa and The Inn, the Black Cat, and Two Halves of the Same Heart, both featured in past Holiday Spectaculars.
This time we visit 1999, which those of us who’ve been around long enough to remember it know was a very strange time indeed. Especially those of us who worked in the IT field.
You can read Sometimes Strange Magic Casts the Best Spell free on this site until January 3rd, with my warm wishes for a Happy New Year in 2022!
And my deepest, most sincere hope that we all experience a whole lot less strange over the next twelve months and into the future.
With August being my birthday month, I often take stock of how the year is going in all kinds of ways. Since this website focuses on my fiction, that’s where my thoughts turned today.
I didn’t especially plan it as 2021 came into focus through the chaos and confusion toward the end of the decade of 2020, but this has turned into The Year of Short Stories and Collections. And I’m having all kinds of fun with the writing and the publishing.
You’re sure to find a collection that suits your tastes for your end-of-summer short story reading!