Tuesday, May 08, 2007


It's been over a month since my last confession --- er, blog-entry. Been busy with various deadlines, the end of the school year, and a great trip to NYC for the Edgar Awards.

But enough about me.

I've got to tell you about a new project on the web, one that has been put together by James Lincoln Warren. (In case you don't know JLW, he's an LA based short story writer, creater of Alan Treviscoe, a 18th century insurance investigator. I have to be careful how I write this, because JLW is also a self-appointed Diction Cop, and I don't want to be at the wrong end of his billy club for dangling my modifiers).

CRIMINAL BRIEF is a web log dedicated to discussing and celebrating the mystery short story. has a rotating crew of contributors, each providing a weekly column. Check it out at www.criminalbrief.com.