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The 2016 winner in the FAWE Mystery category is Graham Reed of Vancouver, BC, Canada for his entry, The Chairman’s Toys. The 2016 winner of the Thriller category is Millie Naylor Hast of Bellaire, Texas for her entry, Takeover. Both winners will receive a certificate, an engraved crystal award, and the opportunity for their complete manuscripts to be read by their final round agent or editor judge. The FAWE committee, along with the FMWA board and members, offers sincere congratulations to Mr. Reed and Ms. Hast.

Nancy J. Cohen announces the release of Facials Can Be Fatal, #13 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries, from Five Star Publishing.

Patricia Crumpler wanted to let us know that Florida Writers Association selected one of her flash fiction stories for their 2016 annual anthology. The anthology’s theme is “Hide and Seek.” Her story’s title, oddly enough, is “Hyde and Seek. In the past six years, she has had five of her stories published in FWA’s anthologies.

The audio book for George A. Bernstein’s first novel, TRAPPED, an indie publisher’s award-winning novel (“Next Great American Novel”), is nearing completion through Amazon’s ACX platform. TRAPPED also reached Amazon’s Top 100 Novels on its launch. It’s currently available in both Kindle and print.

Two of Lesley A. Diehl’s Big Lake Murder mysteries have been reissued by Creekside Publishing: DUMPSTER DYING and GRILLED, CHILLED AND KILLED. The Big Lake in Florida is about more than simply fishing speck. It’s a place where killers hide bodies in the trash or cover them in barbecue sauce, and where Emily Rhodes, retired preschool teacher turned bartender finds them.

Jenna Kernan, author of romantic suspense books including TRIBAL LAW and TURQUOISE GUARDIAN in the Apache Protector series, sold to Harlequin Intrigue editor Ann Leslie Tuttle in a four-book deal via agent Pamela Harty. TURQUOISE GUARDIAN #1 releases, January 1, 2017, Harlequin Intrigue, Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder series. EAGLE WARRIOR #2, releases, February 1, 2017, Harlequin Intrigue, Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder series.

Carol J. Perry’s fourth book in her Witch City Mystery series from Kensington, MURDER GO ROUND, will release on January 31.

Micki Browning’s debut mystery, ADRIFT, launches January 10th from Alibi-Random House. Micki Browning’s short story Thicker than Water was selected for inclusion in BUSTED: Arresting Tales from the Beat an anthology offered by Best Level Books to be published in April 2017.

Dorothy E. Miller’s semi-autobiographical books are now available as ebooks on Mrs. Miller is the author of seven books, five of which are part of a series. She is presently working on the seventh installment, EPIDEMIC OF LOVE, due out in 2017. Mrs. Miller has also written a children’s book, THE LONG SUMMER, with art by Oscar Thomas and Fred H. Seymour, also available as an ebook on Amazon.

Jan. 11, 12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Elaine Viets discusses her first-person account as a stroke survivor, “Stroke Survival: Know the Signs and Save Your Life,” at the Wednesday Fort Lauderdale Rotary Lunch, at the Global Grille at the First Baptist Church, 301 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $25 for non-Rotary members. Elaine will donate $5 for each copy of BRAIN STORM sold at the lunch. For information and reservations, email

Elaine Viets will discuss BRAIN STORM and her Dead-End Job mysteries at the monthly lunch for the Fort Lauderdale PEN Women, 11:30 AM, Thursday, Jan. 12, at Cafe Vico, 1125 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. The lunch is $25 and open to the public. Elaine will sign books at meeting. Reservations must be made by Jan. 9. For information, email Lois Perdue, 

Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. What’s on Wednesday Talk: BRAIN STORM and other Novels by Elaine Viets Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boyton Beach. Elaine will discuss her new Angela Richman, Death Investigator series and her Dead-End Job mysteries. After the talk, she will sell and sign books. For information, call the library at 561-742-6886.

January 24, 1:00 to 2 p.m., BRAIN STORM Talk and Signing, Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33301. Books will be sold. The talk is free and open to the public. For information, contact

Chris Kuzneski recently launched The Hunters: Origins, a brand-new series that will provide background information on the major characters in The Hunters series. The first novella is called BEFORE THE STORM, and it focuses on the team leader of the Hunters, Jack Cobb. The novella also features Jonathon Payne and David Jones, the main characters from his Payne & Jones series. For more information, please visit:

The sequel to Lisa Black’s THAT DARKNESS is going to be released January 31 from Kensington Publishing! It’s titled UNPUNISHED.


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