About

Photo By: Sandi Sutton
Photo By: Sandi Sutton

My name is Bryon Quertermous and I’m a writer as well as an editor.

I am the author of the novels Murder Boy and Riot Load. My first play was a shameless rip-off of The Maltese Falcon and was produced when I was 19. My short stories have appeared in a number of print and online journals of varying repute as well as in several anthologies for which I received real cash money that I used to buy a grill, among other things. I was also shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award from the UK Crime Writers Association.

As an editor I have over a decade of publishing experience that includes my last position as an acquiring editor with Angry Robot Books. I’ve also worked as a freelance editor for New York Times bestselling authors and published the award-winning crime zine Demolition for four years. Books I’ve edited have been selected as the best of the year by USA Today and Library Journal among others.

I live somewhere between Ann Arbor and Detroit (metaphorically as well as physically) where I can be found screaming at the TV during football and baseball season and playing Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony with my kids the rest of the time.


For a full media kit with high-res author photos, cover images, and press releases go here.

For a printable list of my published novel and short stories go here.


Email: bryon@bryonquertermous.com (This is the best way for anyone to contact me. That includes immediate family up to, and including, my wife and kids.)

Publicity Inquiries: I handle all requests for interviews and appearances directly, but anything related to promotional copies or review copies of my books should be directed to Jason Pinter, my publisher/publicist at info@polisbooks.com 

Social Media:

Twitter: @bryonq
Facebook: facebook.com/bryonquertermous
Instagram: instagram.com/bryoncue
Goodreadsgoodreads.com/BryonQuertermous
Google+plus.google.com/+BryonQuertermous


Short Author Bio (50 words):

Bryon Quertermous is the author of the novels Murder Boy and Riot Load. He was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award. He currently lives outside of Detroit with his wife and kids. Visit him at bryonquertermous.com and follow him on Twitter @BryonQ

Medium Author Bio (100 words):

Bryon Quertermous is the author of the novels Murder Boy and Riot Load. His short stories have appeared in a number of  journals of varying repute . He was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award from the UK Crime Writers Association. He lives somewhere between Ann Arbor and Detroit (metaphorically as well as physically) where he can be found screaming at the TV during football and baseball season and playing Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony with his kids the rest of the time. Visit him at bryonquertermous.com and follow him on Twitter @BryonQ

Longer Author Bio (150 words):

Bryon Quertermous is the author of the novels Murder Boy and Riot Load. His first play was a shameless rip-off of The Maltese Falcon and was produced when he was 19. His short stories have appeared in a number of print and online journals of varying repute as well as in several anthologies for which he received real cash money that he used to buy a grill, among other things. He was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award from the UK Crime Writers Association.

Bryon lives somewhere between Ann Arbor and Detroit (metaphorically as well as physically) where he can be found screaming at the TV during football and baseball season and playing Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony with his kids the rest of the time. Visit him at bryonquertermous.com and follow him on Twitter @BryonQ

Editor Bio (100 words):

Bryon Quertermous has over a decade of publishing experience that includes work with traditional stalwarts, such as Random House, as well as more cutting-edge operations like Harlequin’s digital-first imprint Carina Press and Amazon Publishing. His most recent position was as the commissioning editor for Angry Robot’s crime fiction imprint Exhibit A Books. He’s worked as a freelance editor for New York Times bestselling authors and published the award-winning crime zine Demolition for four years. Books he’s edited have been chosen as the best of the year by USA Today, Library Journal, and others.


Author Photos

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Photo credit: Sandi Sutton.

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Cover Images

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Previous Press Coverage:

  • The Flint JournalMy hometown daily paper, did this great profile on me.
  • The Detroit Free Press – My local paper did this great feature about my books and my writing process.

Selected Online Appearances:


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