new anthology, Seven By Seven, just came
out, and you wouldn't believe where's it's being sold!
me if you're interested in purchasing a copy ($12).
I've been given 100 copies to sell to friends and family.
story, "The Importance of Being Ernest" is up on audio
at the KPVR site.
man who read it got the right tone, that of a third-rate
detective sent to find the last manuscript of Ernest
Hemingway. It took 2nd place in Writers Journal and
I actually got fan mail! The incredible thing about
all this is that they were adament that they wouldn't
publish mysteries, then turned around and asked me for
a story after reading Valley Fever. Now they're asking
for another story for next year's agenda.
here, then scroll down to March 1.
at the Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska.
have lots of exciting news to tell and a new book to
In late August, I went on a cruise to Alaska with family
members. There was a mystery discussion in the ship's
library on our first day at sea. I attended and met
some wonderful mystery fans and another published writer.
The ship's librarian requested a copy of my book, so
"Valley Fever" is now floating among the icebergs.
NEWN Magazine had this to say about one of my stories:
"If there is such a thing as a literary murder mystery,
Sunny Frazier's 'Life is a Cabernet' is it." The story
appeared in the Winter 2006 issue. I'm very proud of
the story and plan to submit it elsewhere.
traveled to San Luis Obispo to read my story, "La Llorona,"
at the Nightwriters meeting in January. The dark, Hispanic
fable received an honorable mention in this year's contest.
Kathleen Strasser, my friend and fellow writer, traveled
with me to enjoy the camaraderie and celebrate with
Thomas B. Sawyer, and Kathleen Strasser.
touch of Hollywood came to the Valley when Thomas B.
Sawyer, head scriptwriter for "Murder, She Wrote," paid
a visit to our Sisters in Crime Chapter in February.
He presented me with a signed copy of one of the scripts,
titled "Programmed for Murder."
But the big news I want to share is that I was selected
as one of seven writers to submit stories for the "Seven
By Seven" anthology. Authors had to write a flash fiction
story on each of the seven deadly sins. I believe my
seven stories are some of my best writing to date. Tony
Burton, editor of the Crime and Suspense ezine, gave
us killer deadlines in order to have the book out by
May '06. You can order the book through this website
by sending me an email.
Strasser, Dr. Cynthia Lea Clark, and me.
very involved with the Crime and Suspense ezine. It's
an exciting new venue for writers and mystery readers.
I do reviews and I correspond with other writers who
subscribe to the group. Please check it out at my Links page.
Seven by Seven
"A collection of forty-nine fascinating flash fiction
pieces about the Seven Deadly Sins, written by seven
deadly authors: Sunny Frazier, B.J. Bourg, Kimberly
Brown, Deborah Elliott-Upton, John M. Floyd, Gary Hoffman
and Frank Zafiro. Edited by Tony Burton." To order,
at the city-wide read of "To Kill a Mockingbird."