Category: News

  • Jackpot is a New York Times Bestseller

    Jackpot is a New York Times Bestseller

    I was going to be all subtle about it, but Jackpot will be debuting at #13 on the New York Times bestseller list this week and I’m geeked. Lifelong dreams come at you weird ways sometimes but that doesn’t make it any less sweet. If I’m being honest with myself, it feels a little bit […]

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  • The Office

    The Office

    I love my family, and I love being home to see them all the time, but occasionally I need to get work done. When we first moved into this house I set up my office in a corner of my bedroom that worked well enough for the first year. But now Becky is home too […]

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  • So, About That Secret Project…

    So, About That Secret Project…

    Remember that cool secret project I was working on? I can now officially announce that I co-wrote the new Teddy Fay book with Stuart Woods. It’s called JACKPOT and it will be published in June 2021, but it’s available for pre-order RIGHT NOW From the Publisher: When Peter Barrington and Ben Bachetti come under threat […]

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  • Some Thoughts on My Current Book

    Some Thoughts on My Current Book

    My current book is this weird hybrid of domestic suspense and noir revenge thriller that I envision as part A STRANGER IN MY GRAVE and part IN A LONELY PLACE (book not movie), but I can never settle in my mind if it’s worth writing. Over the last two years, I’ve cut it from seven […]

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  • I Sold a Short Story to MWA

    I Sold a Short Story to MWA

    Very excited that my short story “Howard’s Heart” has been selected to appear in the next Mystery Writers of America anthology A Stranger Comes to Town. This is *very* exciting for me because I have always wanted to be in one of the MWA anthologies. I think they’re the premiere anthology of crime fiction every […]

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  • Finding Comfort in Weirdness, Structure, and Murder: An Interview with Kameron Hurley

    Finding Comfort in Weirdness, Structure, and Murder: An Interview with Kameron Hurley

    My beat is crime fiction, as most of you know, but I also dabble in other corners of the literary fun house and certain authors who write a lot online like John Scalzi and Chuck Wendig have crossed over into the larger literary community as a whole and are read by folks well beyond their […]

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  • Me, A Decade in Review 2009 – 2019

    Personally and professionally, my twenties were almost an entirely wasted decade. Wasted time, wasted opportunities, and wasted mental space. My thirties dragged me into adulthood at warp speed, and I spent most of that decade catching up on life, making up for past transgressions, digging myself new holes, and getting myself out of those holes […]

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  • One Word Resolution, 2020

    One Word Resolution, 2020

    We all know what I think of Laura Lippman in general, but one thing she’s done in recent years that makes me (almost) forgive her for everything is is encourage people to condense their dreams and goals and fears and hopes for the new year into a one word resolution. I’ve really enjoyed this and […]

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  • MERCENARY: The First Two Pages

    MERCENARY: The First Two Pages

    I’m pleased today to be over at Art Taylor‘s site with a First Two Pages essay about my story from the Go-Go’s anthology edited by Holly West about my attempts–some successful, some not so–at writing authentic non-white, non-male characters. http://www.arttaylorwriter.com/2019/03/26/the-first-two-pages-mercenary-by-bryon-quertermous/?fbclid=IwAR27d27Hq7whLhJP6Xpulzn9CdFo1AwwjIs6yix_2ONLvidrLdVisnr8Stw

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  • One Word Resolution, 2019

    One Word Resolution, 2019

    Every year Laura Lippman does a one word resolution challenge and I really like the idea. Instead of coming up with a task list of dubious usefulness, it takes all of the swirling ideas and thought and inspirations in my head and solidifies them around one solid theme. So this year my word is QUALITY. […]

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