Looky here! An anthology you will not want to miss. Murder, Mystery & Mayhem!
I have been a member of the writers’ group Orange County Fictionaires since 1992. It has made me a better writer and a better friend to writers. It has produced such luminous writers as National Book Award recipient Neal Shusterman, New York Times bestseller Elizabeth George, and three time Edgar Award receipient T. Jefferson Parker.
We have published our first anthology— Murder, Mystery & Mayhem and it includes works by ten of our current Fictionaires members. The illustrious Jacqueline Diamond wrote the foreword.
My own short story, Last of the Skipjack, is a typical day in the life of an engineer—if she were the type to consider mass murder mere collateral damage to winning a submarine program for NASA. The following is an excerpt from Last of the Skipjack.
While I waited to be seated, I checked my phone. The exchange of Reynolds’ emails on the interplanetary telephony network exceeded my expectations. Maybe I’d collect five papers from the mayhem.
I ordered a side salad and water with lemon. I told the waitress that I’d just heard a rumor that Universal was negotiating with Ridley Scott for a new movie.
“The one about a capsule found in Titan’s methane seas? It carries a bloodied cipher that explains the real reason why Van Gogh died.”
If you are in the area, the anthology launch party will be Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2 to 5 PM. There will be music, raffle prizes, and readings from the anthology by the authors. Limited number of books will be available and attending authors will be happy to sign them. A Stones Throw Winery, 29943 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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