2011 Derringer Award – Best Short Story

I am extremely humbled to learn that  my short noir  story, Pewter Badge, published at Yellow Mama, has been awarded the prestigious Derringer Award by the Short Mystery Fiction Society for the Best Short Story of 2011.

Established in 1996, the Short Mystery Fiction Society is a worldwide group of writers, editors, publishers, and readers. Through informative discussion, publicity efforts, and the annual Derringer Awards, they promote the creation, publication, and appreciation of short mystery and crime fiction.

My sincere thanks to the SMFS for this honor.