Sunday, March 31, 2019

Meet the Authors: Dayle A. Dermatis

Dayle A. Dermatis is the author or coauthor of many novels and more than a hundred short stories in multiple genres, and her short fiction has been included in year's best anthologies in mystery, erotica, and horror. Her thriller story, “The Scent of Amber and Vanilla,” received an honorable mention in The Year's Best Crime & Mystery 2016, and “Voice Carry” appeared in Snowbound: Best New England Crime Stories 2017. “Bothering With the Details” appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and she has several mystery and spy stories in current and upcoming Fiction River anthologies. She is the mastermind behind the Uncollected Anthology project, and has recently branched out into editing anthologies. To find out more, check out

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Meet the Authors: Rona Bell

Rona Bell is the pen name of a well-known New York business executive. She has published (under other pen names) in the North American Review, the Akashic Books Mondays are Murder series, as well as such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Business Insider. Her most recent piece, “Spies on the Street,” appeared in the Summer 2018 edition of Mystery Readers International. Her short story, “Prey of New York,” was included in the anthology Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4 and listed in Otto Penzler's Best American Mystery Stories 2018. Rona is a graduate of the University of Rochester and received a graduate degree from the University of Michigan. She has always been interested in the concept of opposites and the possibilities for story between those two extremes. She has been a proud member of the Crime Fiction Academy, directed by Jonathan Santlofer.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Meet the Authors: Julia Pomeroy

Julia Pomeroy has published three novels in the crime fiction genre, all set in upstate New York. The Dark End of Town and Cold Moon Home both feature restaurant worker Abby Silvernale; No Safe Ground tells the story of a young female Iraqi war vet, her father, and her trans uncle. Though she has written about upstate New York, Julia hasn’t always lived there. By some strange coincidence, when she saw the list of contributors to this anthology, she realized that she’d known one of them when she was a child in Mogadishu. This is Julia’s first short story.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Meet the Authors: Ana Brazil

Ana Brazil is author of the historical mystery Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper and winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association 2018 Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Historical Fiction. Ana earned her master's degree in American history from Florida State University, has worked as an architectural historian, and now writes fiction full time. Her heroines are independent American women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who worked smart, fought hard, and persisted always. Her historic ghost story “Mr. Borden Does Not Quite Remem—” is a podcast on Kings River Life, and her story “Kate Chopin Tussles with a Novel Ending” appears in the Fault Lines anthology from the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime. After many years in the South, Ana lives in Oakland, CA. See more at

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Meet the Authors: Ann Rawson

Ann Rawson's debut novel, A Savage Art, inspired by her love of textile arts and dark fairy tales, was published by Fahrenheit Press in 2016. She's now looking for a home for her second novel, which features paganism, Roman treasure, and a dysfunctional family. In 2008 her short story “The Tree of Knowledge” was shortlisted for the Asham Award. Although she still thinks of herself as a northerner, she now lives near Brighton on the south coast of England. Ann has worked as a receptionist in the ER, as a cleaner and rent collector, and currently as a software tester and small business founder. She frequently walks on the chalk hills and white cliffs with her husband, and while he solves software problems, she plots her third novel. They are often accompanied by their yowling cat.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Meet the Authors: Madeline McEwen

Madeline McEwen, author of "Stepping on Snakes," is a Navy brat from the UK and spent a number of blissfully happy years at the Naval base in South Africa. She settled in San Jose, CA in 1995 and has acclimated perfectly apart from her English accent. She has published numerous short stories in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies, both in print and online. The bulk of her work is in the cozy-mystery genre, with a few non-fiction pieces and a couple of LGBTQIA steamy romantic capers, but always emphasizing the hidden humor in daily life. Madeline is bifocaled and technically challenged. She and her Significant Other manage their four offspring, one major and three minors, two autistic, two neurotypical, plus a time-share with Alzheimer's. In her free time, she walks with two dogs and chases two cats with her nose in a book and her fingers on the keyboard. You can find her at

Monday, March 25, 2019

Meet the Authors: Julia Buckley

Julia Buckley has published three mystery series with Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime: The Writer's Apprentice mysteries, the Undercover Dish mysteries, and the Hungarian Tea House mysteries. Her short story “Evening Call” won the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland 30th Anniversary Short Story Contest in 2017. Her novel A Dark and Twisting Path spent two weeks on the Barnes and Noble mass market bestseller list. Two of her mysteries have been published in Japan. Dubbed “a writer to watch” by the Library Journal, she writes both cozy mysteries and romantic suspense, and she has taught high school English for thirty years. She lives in Chicago with her husband; she has two grown sons and a menagerie of animals. Find out more at

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Meet the Authors: C.C. Guthrie

C.C. Guthrie’s short stories have appeared in the anthologies Fish Out of Water, Busted! Arresting Stories From The Beat, Fishy Business, and Landfall: The Best New England Crime Stories 2018,. She lives near Fort Worth, Texas.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Meet the Authors: Gin Gannon

Gin Gannon (not so secretly also USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Gin Jones) brings her past experience as a lawyer and her ongoing experience as a patient advocate to her intricately plotted storytelling. She can't always ensure justice in the real world, but her characters always get what they deserve, for better or worse. When not writing, Gin quilts, grows garlic, and advocates for patients with rare disorders.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Meet the Authors: Diana Catt

Diana Catt has fifteen short stories in multiple genres appearing in anthologies published by Blue River Press, Red Coyote Press, Pill Hill Press, Wolfmont Press, The Four Horseman Press and Speed City Press, as well as a collection, Below the Line. She is co-editor of The Fine Art of Murder and Homicide for the Holidays. Her short story “Framed” appeared in The Best by Women in Horror anthology, Killing It Softly 2. She is co-author of a play, Deadbeat, which debuted at the 2018 IndyFringe. Diana has three grown children, two grandchildren (ask to see pictures!) and a doctorate in microbiology. She teaches microbiology at a central Indiana university, owns an environmental testing lab, and likes hunting in scary places for mold. Find more at

Friday, March 15, 2019

Meet the Authors: Carole Sojka

Carole Sojka is the author of three mystery novels: two set on Florida’s Treasure Coast and a standalone, Psychic Damage, set in Southern California. She has had short stories published in an anthology from Red Coyote Press, The Storyteller, Yellow Mama, and other venues. The most exciting time of Carole’s life were the two years she spent teaching in Africa with the Peace Corps at a time of great hope for the newly independent countries of Africa. Upon her return, her Master’s Degree in Public Administration enabled her to work as the administrator in a public law office. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two spoiled dogs.