November 19, 2023

New Mystery-Crime Story Coming!


Happy to say my story, "Wildfire," will be in the anthology, (I Just) Died In Your Arms: Crime Fiction Inspired by One-Hit Wonders, Volume I. Should be coming out in December.

Always loved this sad song, so I tried to give it justice. Thrilled about this. (And if you've never heard it... (what?) here's a link on YouTube.

The stories included will be a treat to read and are fun, too! Definitely some memorable choices. (I love It's Raining Men! and The Rapper always makes me think of a certain time period. I like 96 Tears, too.)

Included are: 

Christine Verstraete: Wildfire

Song: “Wildfire” by Michael Martin Murphey (1975)


Barb Goffman: Teenage Dirtbag

Song: Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus (2000)


Leone Ciporin: Life in a Northern Town

Song: Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy (1985)


Adam Gorgoni: Bitch

Song: Bitch by Meredith Brooks (1997)


Bev Vincent: Somebody’s Watching

Song: Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell (1984)


Wendy Harrison: It’s Raining Men

Song: It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls (1983)


Josh Pachter: The Rapper

Song: The Rapper by The Jaggerz (1970)


Sandra Murphy: Pigeon Talk

Song: 867-5309/Jenny) by Tommy Tutone (1981)


Joseph S. Walker: Come On Eileen

Song: Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners (1982)


Jeanne DuBois: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

Song: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam (1969)


Vinnie Hansen: 96 Tears

Song: 96 Tears by Question Mark and the Mysterians (1966)


J. M. Taylor: It’s Hard to Die

Song: Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks (1974)