If you’re voting for crime fiction awards in 2020, I’d love for you to consider my short story “Mercenary” from the anthology Murder A-Go-Gos edited by Holly West. I think this is the best short story I have ever written and think it’s themes about race and opioid abuse and masculinity are very timely. Other people worked really hard to publish this story as well and I would love for their support and contributions to be rewarded and validated.
If you’d like to read more about my process writing the story, I did a Two Pages feature over at Art Taylor’s blog.
If you’d like an objective opinion on how awesome the story is, Greg Herren reviewed it. He loathes me, so if he liked the story you know it must be good.
If you’d like to buy a copy of the anthology to read the story and decide for yourself, the publisher has you covered (the ebook is onsale for $2.99).