About

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 BoyRiot Load, and the forthcoming Trigger Switch. 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 printable list of my published novels and short stories go here.


Short Author Bio (50 words):

Bryon Quertermous is the author of the novels Murder Boy and Riot Load. 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  and he was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award from the Crime Writers Association. As an editor, Bryon has worked with traditional stalwarts as well as more cutting-edge operations. He’s worked as a freelance editor for New York Times-bestselling authors and books he’s edited have been chosen as the best of the year by USA Today, Library Journal, and others. 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 short stories have appeared in a number of print and online journals of varying repute. He was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award from the Crime Writers Association. As an editor, Bryon has worked with traditional stalwarts as well as more cutting-edge operations. He’s worked as a freelance editor for New York Times-bestselling authors and books he’s edited have been chosen as the best of the year by USA TodayLibrary Journal, and others.

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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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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