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Publications

2013

A Basket of Trouble, trade paperback and ebook editions, Midnight Ink, November, 2013.

Fatal Descent, trade paperback and ebook editions, Midnight Ink, June, 2013.

2012

To Hell in A Handbasket, trade paperback and ebook editions, Midnight Ink, November, 2012.

Wicked Eddies, trade paperback and ebook editions, Midnight Ink, May, 2012.

2011

A Real Basket Case, trade paperback edition, Midnight Ink, November, 2011.

Deadly Currents, large-print edition, Thorndike Press, July, 2011.

“Flamingo Fatality”, audio short story production, Sniplits.com, July, 2011.

“Fatal Fish Flop” short story, Fish Tales, The Guppy Anthology, March, 2011.

“Deadly Research,” Mystery Scene Magazine, Winter, 2011.

Deadly Currents, trade paperback and ebook editions, Midnight Ink, March, 2011.

2010

To Hell in a Handbasket, large print edition, Kennebec Large Print, an imprint of Gale/Cengage Learning, October, 2010.

The Epsilon Eridani Alternative, ebook edition, Virtual Tales, March, 2010.

2009

The Epsilon Eridani Alternative, trade paperback edition, Virtual Tales, December, 2009.

“Going to Hell in a Handbasket”, Mystery Scene Magazine, Summer, 2009.

“The Art of the Reveal”, The Writers Journey Journal, May, 2009.

To Hell in a Handbasket, hardcover edition, Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale/Cengage Learning, May, 2009.

2008

“Biscuit Connection”, audio short story production, Sniplits.com, December, 2008.

“Networking, and more networking, did the trick”, Breakthrough column, The Writer Magazine, September, 2008.

“Ride the Wind” poem, Rubber Side Down, The Biker Poetry Anthology, edited by Jose Gouveia, Archer Books, August, 2008.

“Authors, Speak at Colorado Libraries!”, Colorado Independent Publishers Association Signature newsletter, April, 2008.

“Covered Dish Casseroles” audio short story production, Sniplits.com, April, 2008.

“The Extra Gift” short story, Crime and Suspense magazine, January/February, 2008.

A Real Basket Case, large print edition, Wheeler Publishing, an imprint of Gale/Cengage Learning, January, 2008.

2007

“One week’s insight on the writer’s life”, Bylines 2008 Writers’ Desk Calendar, December, 2007.

“Biscuit Connection” short story, live performances by Colorado Homegrown Tales, December 21-23, 2007.

“Flamingo Fatality” short story, Mouth Full of Bullets magazine, June, 2007.

“A Basketful of Motivation”, Mystery Scene Magazine, Spring, 2007.

A Real Basket Case, hardcover edition, Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale/Cengage Learning, March, 2007.

“Lucky Bear” short story, Burst magazine, Winter, 2007.

“The Murder Cache” short story, The Map of Murder anthology, February, 2007.

2006

“Biscuit Connection” short story, Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine, December, 2006.

“Biscuit Connection”, Farsi translation, Atiye weekly, Tehran, Iran, December, 2006.

“Lucky Bear” short short, Apollo's Lyre magazine, October, 2006.

“Power Play” (formerly titled “Global Domination”) short story, Wild Blue Yonder, the in-flight magazine for Frontier Airlines, September/October, 2006.

“Covered Dish Casseroles” short story, NEWN, June, 2006.

2005

“Lucky Bear” short story, Storyteller Magazine, September, 2005.

“Flamingo Fatality” short story, Manhattan Mysteries anthology, Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave conference, September, 2005.


“Global Domination” short story, Words Out of the Flatlands anthology, Kansas Writers Association, April, 2005.

“Lucky Bear” short story, Flash Me Magazine, April, 2005.

2004

“New Zealand” short story, Dry Spell: Tales of Thirst and Longing anthology, RMFW Press, September, 2004.


Writing Awards

2013

Winner of "Best Story of the First 52 Weeks" at CrimeCityCentral.com for "Murder Cache".

Finalist for The Rocky Award, best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime geographical region, for Wicked Eddies.

2010

Finalist in the Mainstream with Romantic Elements category of the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Contest for To Hell in a Handbasket.

2008

2007 Best First Novel Nomination for A Real Basket Case, Agatha Awards, Malice Domestic Conference.

Semi-finalist in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest for Virtual Death.

2006

Winner of the Fall, 2006 Short story Contest sponsored by Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine.

2005

Third Place, Mindfire Renewed Poetry Contest for “Ride the Wind”.

Second Place, Paranormal Romantic Mystery/Suspense, RWA Kiss of Death chapter's Daphne du Maurier Contest for Virtual Death.

First Place, Storyteller Magazine Flash Fiction Contest for “Lucky Bear”.

Winner, Great Manhattan Mysteries Conclave Short Story Anthology Contest for “Flamingo Fatality”.

2004

Finalist, Mystery/Suspense, RMFW Colorado Gold Writing Contest for To Hell in a Handbasket.

Third Place, Mystery/Suspense, Pikes Peak Writers Writing Contest for Virtual Death.

Winner, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Short Story Anthology Contest for “New Zealand”.

Honorable Mention, Kansas Writers Association Short Fiction Competition for “Global Domination”.

2003

Honorable Mention, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Science Fiction Novella Prize, Barcelona, Spain for The Epsilon Eridani Alternative.

First Place, Short Story, Pikes Peak Writers Writing Contest for “New Zealand”.

2002

Finalist, Mystery/Suspense, RMFW Colorado Gold Writing Contest for Midlife Crisis (retitled A Real Basket Case).

2001

Third Place, Mystery/Suspense, Pikes Peak Writers Writing Contest for Virtual Death.