The "Art" of the Short Story

Triple Derringer winner, Art Taylor, teaches writing and literature at George Mason University.  He’s such a fan of noir, that he’s named his son, Dash.  Please join me as we sit down and discuss  how he writes his winning short stories, his students, and what makes great short fiction. Enjoy! Great News! Art is giving away a copy of the latest, Chesapeake Crimes anthology:  This Job … Continue reading The "Art" of the Short Story

Catriona McPherson: A Dandy Day for Murder

There is one word for Cariona McPherson: audacious — and I mean that in the very best of ways.  She is outspoken, funny, charismatic, and engaging.  Her extra short, neon blonde hair frames a contagious smile.  Her writing is witty and atmospheric — whether 1920’s  Scotland or modern day England.  But there is a shy, sweet side to this wise-cracking firecracker, too.  In my interview … Continue reading Catriona McPherson: A Dandy Day for Murder