Cold Front Moved In

MWA photo 1Ice Cold is here!

Sure, it is spring here in Nashville, the cherries in bloom and Opening Day so close you can smell the leather and Barbasol, but the other night I opened this box and found a cold front had arrived.

Sweet contributor copies!

As of April 1, eighteen months after I started my small contribution to it, over a year since it was accepted, months since I laid eyes on an edit, Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War has hit the bookshelves! And these bookshelves!

Co-editors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson, bestsellers authors and the only two American Bond book vets, have worked on their brainchild a whole lot longer, honing ideas and recruiting headliners. Same goes for the publisher and the MWA Publications folks. That they save slots for folks like me is an amazing gift back to the writing community.

The stories are terrific (and others agree). I am honored and humbled to be part of MWA and to have “Sparks to the Bear’s Hide” part of this collection.