News & Awards

New short stories recently published include the Scott Drayco short, "The Least of These," in the June issue of Plan B magazine. Stay tuned for more news and updates coming soon!


Played to Death named Best Mystery in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards


Played to Death chosen as a 2015 Featured Self-E Selection by Library Journal


Finalist for Derringer Story Mystery Fiction Award, 2015 for Scott Drayco story, "The Least of These"


Winner, Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society, 2012

"Violin Karma” chosen as one of the StorySouth Million Writers Award notable stories of 2010

Honorable Mention, American Independent Writers Short fiction Prize, 2010

Longlisted for Southwest Writers Novel MS Contest, 2010

2nd Place, Mystery Novel Category, Maryland Writers Association Awards, 2009

Finalist for Derringer Short Mystery Fiction Award, 2009

Finalist for Derringer Short Mystery Fiction Award, 2008

Finalist, Press 53 Open Fiction Awards, Genre Category, October 2008

1st Place, Armchair Interviews Summertime Blues, September 2008

Finalist, Homecoming Contest, Crime & Suspense, January 2008

Finalist in the 2007 Deadly Ink Contest

Mysterical-E, Honorable Mention, Spring 2007

Center Press Masters Literary Awards Finalist