Of course, if you haven't read "Viktor Petrenko, Have You No Mercy?" then you have missed one of my best stories and have no idea who Viktor is. You won't have read my story "Elena Speaks of the City Under Siege" because that hasn't come out yet from CrimeSpree . I believe that comes out in July, but really, I haven't a clue. In any event, that also was a successful story in my estimation. Not as much fun as "Stoop, the Thief" but then, what is?
When I talk about the short story, I need to the influence CrimeSpree and AHMM have had on me. I really do sit down to write wondering what Linda Landrigan and Jennifer Jordan would like to read. (Not exclusively, but they cover a pretty wide range of what I put together.)
Anyway, I'm excited to be headed off for Texas in mid-July. I hope the hotel is fully air-conditioned. Oh, and I'll be upset if I can't get into The Alamo. Last time I was in the neighborhood, I drove past it at night. Frankly, it didn't look quite large enough to hold John Wayne and that guy who played Jim Bowie.