Meet the Authors: Eve Fisher

Eve Fisher’s mystery stories have appeared regularly (28 and counting) in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, as well as other publications from Tough Crime to Black Cat Mystery Magazine. Her website is; she’s part of the mystery writers’ blog SleuthSayers. Her work is currently being translated into Chinese by a fan in Shanghai. A retired university history professor, Eve still writes historical articles (primarily on patterns in history), including “The $3,500 Shirt—A Lesson in Economics,” which appeared on the BBC and became part of an economics textbook. She also writes science fiction, and “Embraced,” in the Startling Sci-Fi anthology, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Eve is the president of the Alternatives to Violence Project in South Dakota, which puts on monthly weekend-long workshops on non-violence for inmates in South Dakota prisons. She lives in South Dakota with her husband and five thousand books.

Meet the Authors: V.S. Kemanis

V.S. Kemanis—attorney, dancer, choreographer, mother, novelist—has had an exciting and varied career in the law and the arts. She has worked for the Manhattan District Attorney, the New York State Organized Crime Task Force, and the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, most recently as supervising editor of decisions. She is also an accomplished dancer of ballet and contemporary techniques and has taught, choreographed, and performed in many venues. Publishing credits include four novels of legal suspense featuring prosecutor Dana Hargrove, five collections of short fiction on wide-ranging themes, and stories appearing in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and EQMM’s Crooked Road, Vol. 3 anthology, among others.

Meet the Authors: Lynn Hesse

Lynn Hesse was the 2015 First Place Winner, Oak Tree Press, Cop Tales, for her mystery, Well of Rage. Her suspense novel Another Kind of Hero was a finalist for the 2018 Silver Falchion Award. Her short story about a domestic homicide, published in an anthology, was adapted as the play We Hunt Our Young, produced at Emory University. As a police sergeant in DeKalb County, GA, she developed a street unit to deal with domestic violence. After retiring, she worked with women prisoners—many of them in prison for domestic violence related crimes—through Reforming Arts, using InterPlay experiences, and also taught them short story writing. An interview concerning Lynn's role as a police officer, as exemplified in the dance video Blue Steel, is in the Women's Studies Archives, The Second Feminist Movement, Georgia State University. She performs for social justice in several dance and theatrical troupes in Atlanta.

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” and "Pirate Pete's" 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