Member News

January 2023

Cara Black – To bring some happy news into 2023, I’m so excited to say Night Flight to Paris, my WW2 thriller novel and the follow up to Three Hours in Paris, publishes on March 7, 2023. I am also honored that Murder at the Porte de Versailles, my 20th Aimée Leduc novel, was a Crime Reads Mystery pick in 2022.

Laurie R. King seems to be on a teaching spree: her Facebook talk about the rewrite process is on the MWA NorCal page (here), with another conversation about editing in general at the NorCal workshop on self-pub at the Rockridge Library January 28, and is excited about being asked back by Book Passage for another in their Five Things writing series, this one on the subject of Why the Mystery?  Why do we write crime? What can we do with the genre that we can’t elsewhere? (The date will be in February, details to come.) Oh—and she’s thrilled to see her 2022 series debut, Back to the Garden, popping up on various “Best Of” lists for the year, such as the Sun-Sentinel, Aunt Agatha’s, BookBub

Nick Mamatas – My story “The Twenty-One Foot Rule” appears in the first number of a new print and electronic noir magazine, Dark Yonder, edited by Eryk Pruitt and Katy Munger of Thalia Press. Kindle edition available here.

Janice Peacock – A new book in my Glass Bead Mystery Series will be published on January 18th. Born to Bead Wild is available here.   

Jason Ridler – My essay “The Historian Inside Me: The Inverted Mysteries of Jim Thompson,” will be published by Contingent, the history magazine that pays for and publishes works by contingent historians, on December 30, 2022. Access Contingent Magazine here.