I'm thrilled to report my short story "Pretty Little Things," which appeared in the July 2013 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, is a finalist for a 2014 Derringer Award! The story was inspired by a phone call my wife and I received one Saturday morning a few years back; you can read about it here.
Thanks to this year's judges for choosing my story, as well as ace editor Janet Hutchings for publishing it in the first place. And congrats to my fellow nominees!
Oh, and if any of y'all reading this are members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society, I'd love to have your vote.