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Bryon Quertermous is the author of the novels Murder Boy and the forthcoming Riot Load. 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. 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.

Now with some personality:

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

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. My first novel, Murder Boy, is now available and the sequel, Riot Load, will be published in 2016.

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.

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  the name Coping With Sanity and why I started this blog nigh unto eleven years ago, read the very first post here.

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

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.

I’m not particularly social in real life, but on the Internet, man, I’m EVERYWHERE. If you can’t find a way to get a hold of me, you’re not really trying.

Email: bryon@bryonquertermous.com
Twitter: @bryonq
Facebook: facebook.com/bryon.quertermous
Goodreads: goodreads.com/BryonQuertermous
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/bryonq
Instagram: instagram.com/bryoncue
Flickr: flickr.com/photos/bryonq/
Google+plus.google.com/+BryonQuertermous

Short Author Bio (50 words):

Bryon Quertermous is the author of Murder Boy and the forthcoming 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 the forthcoming 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 the forthcoming 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.