Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's Official!

I've just mailed off a contract for my first published short story. "The Adventure of the Disguised Passenger"--a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, as one might deduce from the title--has been accepted by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. (For those of you from the SF side of the cultural divide, this is a sister publication of Asimov's Science Fiction.)

Extra-special thanks go to the dazzling Mr. Steve Hockensmith, whose soon-to-be-relaunched Holmes on the Range sequence got me thinking about this tale in the first place.

I don't yet know in which issue the story will appear. Needless to say, there will be further posts when I do.


  1. Woohoo! This is amazingly, stupendously, fantastically wonderful news. I am intensely happy for you. Well deserved. Truly.

    While I have already glimpsed it, I will of course have to buy a copy, so please do update when you know the issue.

    1. Thank you. Most kind. I will naturally expect all my friends to alert all of their friends, etc.

      I have another story submitted and a few more in the works. Stay tuned.

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    1. Thank you! See above re: alerts. For the record, I expect everyone to also alert their relatives, coworkers, acquaintances, ward attendants, and pets.