My story won the DERRINGER AWARD!The Derringers are awarded by the Short Mystery Fiction Society each year to honor the best in published short stories. A team of judges selects five finalists in each category, then the members of the Society vote to select the winners.
I can’t tell you how excited I was when my story “Where Billy Died” won the Derringer Award for Best Novella of 2011.
I was very proud of this story when I finished it and ecstatic when Untreed Reads accepted it for publication as an ebook novella. Now, I’m doing cartwheels in the clouds because it brought home a Derringer Award.
“Where Billy Died,” is available from http://store.untreedreads.com/ for any e-reader. Vist Earl at http://earlwstaggs.wordpress.com/ and while you're there, read “The Day I Almost Became a Great Writer,” which some say is the funniest story he's ever written or “White Hats and Happy Trails,” a true story about the day he spent with a boyhood idol, Roy Rogers.
Do leave Earl a comment today and please come back friday for the story behind his novel and an excerpt of Memory of Murder.