Posted by Diana Belchase
Triple Derringer winner, Art Taylor, teaches writing and literature at George Mason University. He’s such a fan of noir, that he’s named his son, Dash. Please join me as we sit down and discuss how he writes his winning short stories, his students, and what makes great short fiction.
Art is giving away a copy of the latest, Chesapeake Crimes anthology: This Job Is Murder, with his Derringer-winning story, When Duty Calls. It has a host of great shorts from other award winning authors, too — like Barb Goffman, Donna Andrews, and a forward by Elaine Viets. So leave a comment here and/or at my other website to enter.
Now, for another dazzling short — well not a short story, but novella, by our very own Carey Baldwin, tell us who your favorite short story or mystery author is. For an extra chance to win, guess why Art’s son is named Dash. Or be really sneaky and go to DianaBelchase.com and leave a comment there (under this same post) for another chance. Tune in on Thursday to see who won.
Here is our second amazing prize!
Reformed bad boy Charlie “Drex” Drexler returns to his hometown of Tangleheart, Texas hoping to make peace with his dark past and make amends to those he’s wronged. He’s also looking to reconnect with an old flame. But Anna won’t cooperate, new questions tear open old wounds and his best friend’s wife and baby disappear. Can Drex and Anna mend their broken hearts while fighting for their lives and racing to bring mother and baby home safely?
Read an excerpt here.