Nominated for Derringer Award

Woke up this morning to discover that one of my short stories has been nominated for the Derringer Award for Best Long Story. The Derringers are one of the top prizes for mystery short fiction. The announcement is here.

Sort of shocked right now.

The story, “Bloody Signorina,” ran in the September 2013 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Magazine. It’s the story of young, spoiled expat American woman living in Rome who acts out, to put it mildly.

Feel really…proud. Considering I ignored my fiction for such a long time, this feels good. Today, cake and beer.

Nominations rock.