Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Anthology Launch

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

Murder, Mystery & Mayhem is available for e-readers and in paperback. It makes an excellent Halloween gift! Check it out for yourself and your favorite ghoulies.

If you like the anthology, I hope you’ll consider leaving a review on Amazon or Good Reads. Reviews really do help the authors and readers!

Happy reading!


About mlknowlden

In 2011, I left engineering to write full-time. Between the years 1992 and 2011, I’ve published 14 stories with Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine that have featured the hypochondriac detective Micky Cardex and two stories that did not. The 1998 story “No, Thank You, John” was nominated for a Shamus award. Many of these stories have been included in anthologies and translated in multiple languages. With Neal Shusterman, I’ve also published a science fiction story for the More Amazing Stories anthology (Tor) published in 1998 and co-authored with Neal Shusterman an X-Files Young Adult novel (DARK MATTER) for HarperCollins in 1999 under the name Easton Royce. For Simon & Schuster in July 2012, we published an e-novella UNSTRUNG in Neal's UNWIND world. I have graduate degrees in English and Electrical Engineering.
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2 Responses to Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Anthology Launch

  1. Ken Lew says:

    I will be there

    Hope they have enough hard copies so I can buy one and have it autographed!!



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