Saturday, April 6, 2019

Advance praise for ME TOO SHORT STORIES
from bestselling crime fiction authors

“This anthology is a treasure. Empowering, inspirational, and sometimes wickedly funny. Timely fiction like this provides a special kind of justice—giving not only insight and empathy but a new strength to voices that must be heard.”
- Hank Phillippi Ryan, nationally bestselling author of Trust Me and The Murder List

“Elizabeth Zelvin has put together a strong collection that reminds us—as if we ever need reminding—how the daily lives of women can be affected by the conduct of calculating or even careless men. The characters in these stories will challenge, surprise, and inspire you.”
- Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister

“A soul-satisfying anthology of justice and revenge, expertly edited by Elizabeth Zelvin. Each story is a standout in its own way. If the deepest truths are revealed through fiction, then this anthology goes further, reflecting our own lives back and showing us how to live them just a bit better.”
- Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Cover of Snow and Wicked River

The anthology will be out on September 3. Look for the cover and pre-order information soon.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Zelvin, Editor and Author

Elizabeth Zelvin is the editor of this anthology and author of the story "Never Again." Her stories have appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and Black Cat Mystery Magazine and have been nominated three times each for the Derringer and Agatha awards for Best Short Story. She served as editor for the anthology Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4. Liz’s series are the Bruce Kohler Mysteries, featuring a recovering alcoholic and his friends in present-day New York, and the Mendoza Family Saga, which includes historical adventure novels and mystery short stories about a Jewish family expelled from Spain, Columbus’s voyages, and the golden age of the Ottoman Empire. Liz is also a psychotherapist and addiction professional who has worked with the homeless and developed and directed a women’s alcohol treatment program. She has worked for many years with survivors of abuse and trauma. Her website is www.elizabethzelvin.com.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Meet the Authors: Linda Fairstein, Foreword

Linda Fairstein, author of the anthology's Foreword, is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of crime novels featuring Alexandra Cooper. Blood Oath (2019) is the twentieth book in that series. A prosecutor in Manhattan for thirty years, Linda was in charge of the country’s pioneering Special Victims Unit, specializing in crimes of violence against women and children. Her first book, Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1994. She has won the International Thriller Writers’ Silver Bullet Award and the Nero Award for Excellence in the Crime Genre, as well as numerous awards for her work on behalf of sexual assault survivors. A graduate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law, Linda serves on the board of two victim advocacy organizations: Safe Horizon, the country’s largest, and Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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 www.evefishermysteries.com; 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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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.

Monday, April 1, 2019

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.