Rock on Rock by G. Miki Hayden, & How I Became My Father by A.S. King- audio podcast

Short story Edgar winner, G. Miki Hayden was also nominated for three awards for her instructional, “Writing the Mystery.” Her latest book out is “The Naked Writer,” a comprehensive style and composition book for every level of writer- produced after years of working with talented but erring students.

A. S. King is a novelist recently relocated from Ireland. This story, “How I Became My Father,” was a finalist for a Glimmer Train Award in 2007.  Her work has appeared in Washington Square, Word Riot, Literary Mama, FRiGG, Eclectica, Amarillo Bay, Underground Voices, The Huffington Post, The Arabesques Review, Natural Bridge and other cool places. One of her novels, The Dust of 100 Dogs, is due from Flux in February 2009.

Counterflow by Bill Cameron & The True and Real History of Elspeth and the Indian Wars by Adam Novitt- audio podcast

Bill Cameron lives with his wife and a menagerie of critters in Portland, Oregon. He’s an eager traveler and avid bird-watcher, and likes to write near a window so he can meditate on whatever happens to fly by during intractable passages. His stories have appeared in Spinetingler, The Dunes Review, The Alsop Review, and in KILLER YEAR, edited by Lee Child. LOST DOG, his debut suspense novel, is available from Midnight Ink Books. His second novel, CHASING SMOKE, will be available Fall 2008 from Bleak House Books. He is currently at work on his third novel. Bill a member of Friends of Mystery and International Thriller Writers, and serves as Vice President of the Northwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America
Adam Novitt is a librarian at Forbes Library. He lives in Northampton, MA where he keeps bees and chickens in his backyard. He is an accomplished motorcyclist and bicyclist and is engaged to be married to Priscilla Miner.

Death Will Clean Your Closet by Elizabeth Zelvin and A Trader’s Lot by Twist Phelan- audio podcast

“Death Will Clean Your Closet” first appeared in the anthology MURDER NEW YORK STYLE (L&L Dreamspell 2007) and was a 2007 Agatha nominee for Best Short Story. Its protagonist, recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler, also plays the lead in Elizabeth Zelvin’s debut mystery novel from St. Martin’s, DEATH WILL GET YOU SOBER. DEATH WILL GET YOU SOBER is the first in a series, came out on April 15, and is in stores and online bookstores now. Zelvin is a New York psychotherapist who ran alcohol treatment programs

A Trader’s Lot, originally appeared in the crime fiction anthology WALL STREET NOIR. Called a standout in Publishers Weekly’s starred review, the story was just named a finalist for the Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. A retired trial lawyer and former commodities trader, Twist Phelan writes the critically-acclaimed Pinnacle Peak series, legal-themed mysteries featuring endurance sports. Her latest book, FALSE FORTUNE (Poisoned Pen Press), was a Rocky Award finalist. In researching her books, Twist has paddled the open ocean, bicycled across the country, and roped steers. But she’s still scared to light the barbecue.

Lily-Ray by Karen Condon and Only Child by Jennifer Bouchard- podcast version

Lily-Ray by Karen Condon – “Karen Condon has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She recently won the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers.  Another of her stories will appear in Story Quarterly December 2011.”

She wrote the stories in Are You a Survivor during and after her treatment for breast cancer in 2001 and 2002. The title refers to a question she was asked at a breast cancer support group the day after her diagnosis. She lives in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Brown Street Press is proud to release Karen’s novel, Are you a Survivor?. It will go on sale in November 1st 2008.

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Only Child by Jennifer Bouchard – Jennifer Bouchard is a writer and high school English teacher. She has written numerous articles on education and literature for EBSCO Publishing. Her Work also has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. She received a BA. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, English from Framingham State College, and is currently pursuing an M.F.A in Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.


Mercy 101 by Pat Remick – podcast version

Award-winning mystery short story writer Pat Remick also is a national freelance journalist, New Hampshire municipal employee working on a statewide tax issue, non-fiction author and veteran news reporter. Her short story “Mercy 101” won the prestigious Al Blanchard Award in 2007 and was published in ““Still Waters: Crime Stories by New England Writers.” Her story “Circulation” is part of the 2008 New England anthology “Deadfall” out this November. She is working on a mystery novel tentatively titled “Murder Most Municipal.”

Pat co-authored two professional development books with husband and fellow mystery writer Frank Cook, the most recent being “21 Things Every Future Engineer Should Know.” Over the years, she has worked for such news outlets as United Press International, CNN, AARP Bulletin,, newspapers and newsletters.Pat is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She and Frank live in Portsmouth, NH, with their two sons. Her often humorous blog,, is called “It’s All Novel Material.”

Coconuts by Ben Malisaw and Dart Champ by Dorothy Francis

Coconuts by Ben Malisaw and Dart Champ by Dorothy Francis

  Ben Malisow-  Ben Malisow has been an Air Force officer, an actor, a journalist, a schoolteacher, a college professor, and a security consultant, among other things. His first book 1,001 Things To Do If You Dare was published by Adams Media in 2007, and his second Terrorism, from Chelsea House/Facts on File, came out in 2008. You can find him online at Award winning author Dorothy Francis writes mystery books and short stories for adults and children.  Her next book KILLER IN CONTROL will be released by Five Star/Gale/Cengage in 2011.  Four Key West mystery titles are available on Amazon Kindle.


Silent Hill by Larry Sweazy and Shade by Karen Condon

Silent Hill by Larry Sweazy and Shade by Karen Condon

Silent Hill was previously published in the anthology, Ghost Towns by Kensington Press.
Larry D. Sweazy ( won the WWA Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005, and was nominated for a SMFS (Short Mystery Fiction Society) Derringer award in 2007.  He has published over 40 non-fiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in, or will appear in, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine; The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year’s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!; Boys’ Life; Hardboiled, and other publications.
Larry’s first novel, The Rattlesnake Season, featuring Texas Ranger, Josiah Wolfe, was published by Berkley in October 2009, and was finalist in the 2010 Best Books of Indiana literary competition. There will be at least three more Josiah Wolfe novels in the series.  The Scorpion Trail (#2) was published April of 2010.  The Badger’s Revenge (#3) became available in April, 2011, and The Cougar’s Prey (#4) in October of 2011.

Shade by Karen Condon. Karen Condon has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She recently won the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers.  Another of her stories will appear in Story Quarterly this December (2011).”


Excerpts from The Blood Lie by Shirley Vernick as well as from a previously unpublished essay by Saul Bellow on “A Jewish Writer in America.”

Shirley Vernick grew up in Massena, New York where the blood libel happened, as did her father, whose family was directly victimized by it. She now lives with her husband, two daughters, and two frisky dogs in Amherst. Shirley has written for Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, national newspapers, and the publications of Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Boston Universities. She graduated from Cornell University, where she was awarded the school’s Fleischmann Scholarship for Writing Achievement. This is her debut novel. For Young Adults.