You know, I always laughed a little when I read blog posts from people who said they couldn’t post or they were shutting their blog down because they didn’t have time to keep it up. I thought, come on, how hard can it be to fit that in? Well sheesh, now I know. Work has been crazy and Becky’s been nasty sick with the flu and it’s been hard finding the time to write books and stories, let alone blog posts. So I apologize for my secret judging of you all. And in better news, Richard Helms, the editor of the Back Alley Webzine has selected my short story RUINS OF DETROIT as one of the three he’s able to nominate for a Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Yay me. This story is one of my favorites, even Becky can’t stand it. It also holds a special place in my heart because it was the first piece of original fiction I was paid for. Yay Rick. Check out the entire story here.