Selected AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  • Earned Inheritance, 2006
  • Live and Die in a Small Town, 2007
  • Prayer Offerings, 2010
  • Elephants Never Forget, 2012
  • Death's Twisted Tales, 2013
  • Prodigious Savant, 2014.
  • Deviant Acts, 2015
  • Nisei, 2016
  • A Promise to Lena, 2017

POEMS PUBLISHED

  • “Sarah’s Dinner,” Proteus Review, Volume 5, Number 1.
  • "Sarah's Dinner,” Driftwood Anthology, Volume XXVI, 2007

SHORT STORIES & ARTICLES

  •  Miguel,” Proteus Review, Volume 4, Number 1, December 2006
  • Buried Alive,” Proteus Review, Volume 5, Number 1, May 2007
  • The Writer,” Literary Liftoff, Volume 3, Number 1, December 2006
  • Kate,” Driftwood Anthology, Volume XXVI, 2007
  • Sarah's Dinner,” Driftwood Anthology, Volume XXVI, 2007
  • The Abduction of Laura,” Literary Liftoff, Volume 3, Number 2, May 2007
  • Barrett's Mountain,” Storywrite Anthology, Volume 1, December 2009
  •  From our Family to Yours Anthology, Volume 1, November 2009
  •  “Double Dragons,” From our Family to Yours Anthology, Volume 1, November 2009
  • She'll Be the Death of Him,” Driftwood Anthology, Volume XXVIII, 2009
  • Talonfire,” Driftwood Anthology, Volume XXVIII, 2009
  • The Iron Hoop,” Driftwood Anthology, Volume XXVIII, 2009
  • "The British Open" - Thumbzine Golf Magazine July 2010
  •  "The Toilet Paper Caper "  Mug-of- Woe Anthology 2011
  •  "Big Fish "  FWA  Let's Talk Anthology-Chosen for top 10 story by W. Bruce Cameron 2011
  •  "Grackle Trap"   Seven Hills Review 2012 - Volume 17
  • Grey Sparrow Journal 2012 "Tour Bus"
  • "Coming Out of the Closet " Mug-of- Woe Wreck The Halls Anthology 2012
  • "Left Rear Tire " FWA My Wheels Anthology-Chosen for top 10 story by Julie Compton 2012
  •  "A Shadow the Length of a Lifetime"   Bacopa Review 2013 -
  • "Meth House" FWA It's A Crime Anthology 2013
  •  "My Carrotastrophe"  Green Prints Magazine Autumn 2013 -
  •  "Mathers Bridge"  Akashic Press  2013 -
  • "The Adventure of the Nine Hole League" Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #13
  • "Lucky Bastard Club" 2016 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Anthology

 

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AWARDS

  • First Place Honorable Mention, 2007 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition, “The Iron Hoop.”
  • First Place Poetry, "Sarah’s Dinner" Proteus Review Poetry Contest, May 2007
  • First Place Poetry (Published), “Sarah’s Dinner” 2007 Royal Palm Literary Awards
  • First Place Flash Fiction (Published), “Miguel” 2007 Royal Palm Literary Awards
  • First Place Short Story (Published), “The Writer” 2008 Royal Palm Literary Awards
  • Second Place Mainstream Novel,“Prodigious Savant” 2009 Maryland Writers Novel Competition
  • Santa Barbara Writers Conference's National Writing Contest - Finalist "The Foxhole."
  • Honorable Mention, 2009 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition, “Muse Janet.”
  • Second Place Fiction,“The Execution of Claude Pictor” 2009 Prescott Arizona Professional Writer's Annual Competition
  • Second Place Fiction,“Muse Janet” 2009 Prescott Arizona Professional Writer's Annual Competition
  • Writer's Digest 78th Annual writing competition Honorable Mention "The Foxhole"
  • First Place Mainstream Novel"Prodigious Savant" 2009 Royal Palm Literary Awards
  • Honorable Mention Flash Fiction " Talonfire" 2009 Royal Palm Literary Awards
  • Honorable Mention "Prodigious Savant" 2010 WordHustler Ink Novel Competition
  • Pulse Magazine - July 2010 issue- First page of novel, Prayer Offerings
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  • Prayer Offerings -Killer Nashville Claymore Dagger Award, Finalist
  • Finalist " Grackle Trap" 2010 California Coast Awards
  • Third Place Mystery Novel,“Prayer Offerings” 2011 Maryland Writers Novel Competition
  • First Place Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Novel,“Prayer Offerings” 2011 Tampa Writers Alliance Competition
  • Second Place Honorable Mention, 2011 Writers/Editors Network International Writing Competition, “Cutter.”
  • Third Place Novel,“Nisei” 2011 Knoxville Writers Guild Competition
  • Writer's Digest 79th Annual writing competition Honorable Mention "Against The Dying of The Light"
  • First Place Flash Fiction (Published), “Christmas Morning” 2011 Royal Palm Literary Awards
  • First Place Children's Picture Book "Beatrice and the Best Birthday Present Ever" 2011 Royal Palm Literary Awards
  • Honorable Mention, Grackle Trap, Seven Hills Review 2011
  • First Place, The Christmas Tree, Missouri Writers Guild, Saturday Writers  2011
  • Writer's Digest Crime Story Competition Honorable Mention 2012, Butterfly Tattoo.
  • Second Place , 2012 Writers/Editors Network International Writing Competition, Short Story “Beneath The Wintry Sky.”
  • First Place, Flash Fiction, Grey Sparrow Fiction Competition, 2012.
  • Second Place Fiction , “A Lesson The Length Of A Lifetime” 2012 Royal Palm Literary Awards.

  • Second Place Historical Fiction, “Nisei" 2012 Royal Palm Literary Awards.
  • Honorable Mention, “Beneath The Wintry Sky" 2012 Oregon Writers Colony Contest.
  • Nominated for Pushcart Prize 2013
  • American Literary Merit Award 2013
  • Second Place in the Mainstream/Literary Novel category of Southwest Writer’s 31st annual contest for Nisei. 2013
  • Dishonorable Mention Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Competition (Romance). 2013
  • Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Competition Honorable Mention 2014,
  • Honorable Mention,  Deviant Acts, Sabal, Best of- Dennis LeHane's Writer's in Paradise Workshop 2014
  • First Place Columbus Creative Cooperative 2014 Great Novel Competition-Nisei
  • Finalist -Writer's Village Short Story Competition-London UK
  • Finalist and Honorable Mention,  The Lucky Bastard Club, The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2016
  • First Place in the "Who Can You Trust Contest" 2017 St. Martins Press (Includes publication in Charles Cumming's book, A Divided Spy
  • Longlisted Finalist in the Margery Allingham Short Story Competition. 2017 THE CASE OF THE BURNED WIRES.

Big News

My interview on YouTube about my novel, Nisei, for the Ken Weene radio show
Five star review of NISEI from Readers Favorite  https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/nisei
My short story, "The Case of the Burned Wires" didn't make the Margery Allingham short list but was accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine
I will be at the Florida Library Association Conference at the Caribe Royale, May 10 between 1 and 5 pm. Stop by my table and get a Mr. Goodbar or Krackle.
My short story, THE CASE OF THE BURNED WIRES, has been longlisted for the Margery Allingham Short Story Competition
My short story, IN NOBODY WE TRUST, won the St. Martin's Press "Who Can You Trust Contest" It will be published in the St. Martin's Press Book, A DIVIDED SPY by Charles Cumming in the paperback and eBook editions only, in May.
They'll publish the story in the back of the book.
Some prize money too: $250. Pam get's 10% for typing it up.

Loiacono Literary takes on my new novel, A Promise To Lena 

My interview on Many Books

I'll be at the Meet The Author bookfair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Nov 19 and 20. http://tinyurl.com/hmqm3yx

My interview with Donna Seebo of Warriors For Peace. Select 636-2 and click on box

My guest post on writing about other cultures : http://tinyurl.com/hb3b78z

Also, please vist Jackie Minniti's Fabulous Florida Writers blog to read my Nisei guest post.http://tinyurl.com/hqnpscg

Please vist S J Francis Writer's Blog to read my guest post http://tinyurl.com/jy7badm

Enter on Goodreads for a chance to win one of five copies of NISEI. http://tinyurl.com/jeg2bh4

I will be discussing my book, NISEI in the Jane Von Thron room at the Cocoa Beach Library, Wednesday, July, 20 at 6 pm.

Read my guest post about Engineers and Creative Writing on Cecile Sune's Book Obsessed site: http://tinyurl.com/glcy5sg

My psychological thriller, Prodigious Savant,has been reduced in a Kindle Promotion from $3.99 to 99 cents.
http://tinyurl.com/jbjaogx

You can order my new novel, Deviant Acts, on Amazon.

My interview on S.J >Francis' blog :http://tinyurl.com/h97okxg

My interview on Authors Talk About It: http://tinyurl.com/hxstpwa

My guest post on Marilyn's Musings: Five Common Mistakes made by New Writers:

My short story: "Lucky bastard Club" was included in the The Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2016 -

My recent interview on Carolyn Johnson's New Book Review:

http://tinyurl.com/j8vqeq9

My recent interview on Crime Fiction.FM: http://tinyurl.com/pf86654

A guest post I wrote for BookBrowsing: Is The First Page All That Important When Deciding Which Book To Buy?

My short story, "The Lucky Bastard Club," is a finalist in the Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest.

The Penitent was shortlisted  in the Words with Jam competition.

Excerpt:

http://tinyurl.com/nopazmn

A nice article about Pam and me in the Viera Voice. http://tinyurl.com/mfjcxxa

I will be giving a presentation on "Story versus Style" at the Cocoa Beach Library on Wednesday, May 13 at 2 pm. Ya'll come. All proceeds  from sales of my book, Prodigious Savant, go to the "Friends of the Library." http://tinyurl.com/nwd7krk

Check out an article about me in the Island Reporter  Page 6 http://tinyurl.com/p7gwxcz

Listen to my interview on the Red River Radio-No Limits show with questions from Barbara Hodges about me and my novel, Prodigious Savant. My interview is in the last half hour. http://tinyurl.com/k768fq4

 

Prodigious Savant is now available on Amazon Kindle.

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Prodigious Savant, Deviant Acts , and Nisei have been acquired by Black Opal Books.

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My story,"The Adventures of The Nine Hole League" was published in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #13

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Deviant Acts has been selected as a finalist in the CWA Debut Dagger competition.

Nisei has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner in the Columbus Creative Cooperative novel competition.

Great Police Procedure blog by Micki Browning---Plotting The Perfect Crime And Getting Away With Murder

Wonderful poetry blog by Nilanjana Bose--Madly-In-Verse

Additional Information

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