About Bryon

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Bryon Quertermous was born and raised in Michigan. His short stories have appeared in Plots With Guns, Thuglit, and Crime Factory among others, and in the anthologies Hardcore Hardboiled, The Year’s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, and Uncage Me. In 2003 he was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award from the UK Crime Writers Association.

He currently lives outside of Detroit with his wife and kids where he works in healthcare communications. His first novel, Murder Boy, will be published by Polis Books in 2015.

Now with some personality:

My name is Bryon Quertermous and I’m a writer as well as an editor. I have over a decade of publishing experience that includes my last position as the editor of Angry Robot Book’s (now defunct) crime fiction imprint. 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.

As a writer, 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. In 2003 I was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award from the UK Crime Writers Association. My first novel, Murder Boy, will be published in 2015 by Polis Books.

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.

To read about where the name Coping with Sanity comes from and why I started this blog nigh unto eight years ago, read the very first post here.

To read more about my history as an editor go here.

To read more about the journey Murder Boy took to book deal, check out this post.