14 Texas Tales of Crime

LONE STAR LAWLESS includes stories by the Austin Mystery Writers: Gale Albright, V.P. Chandler, Kaye George, Laura Oles, and Kathy Waller. The friends who contributed are Alexandra Burt, Janice Hamrick, Scott Montgomery, Mark Pryor, Terry Shames, Larry D. Sweazy, George Wier, and Manning Wolfe.

 “When Cheese Is Love” 

Tabitha Baynes has taken off a ton of weight for love of Gonzalo,
owner of the best Tex-Mex restaurant in Central Texas.
But it’s hard to keep that size-one figure when
Gonzalo’s favorite ingredient is cheese.
And when longtime nemesis Ana Alvarado is waiting to pounce.

Austin Mystery Writers & Friends

Paperback & Ebook
available from Amazon & Wildside Press


Stories of Eclipse

“I’ll Be a Sunbeam” 

To pass the time till she can get hold of her inheritance
and spend it on easy living in Aruba,
librarian Marva Lu Urquhart needs a project.
Old classmate Joe McDowell might make a good one.
If she can get him away from his wife.

Perhaps a solar eclipse will help.

Paperback & Ebook 
available from Amazon and Wildside Press


11 Tales of Crime on the Move

Austin Mystery Writers Gale Albright, V. P. Chandler, Kaye George, Scott Montgomery, and Laura Oles, with friends Reavis Wortham and Earl Staggs.

Winner of the Silver Falchion Award
2016 Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference

Murder On Wheels: Eleven Tales Of Crime On The Move
is a solidly good anthology from eight talented authors
and one that is well worth your time.” ~ Kevin Tipple,  Flash Bang Mysteries

“A Nice Set of Wheels”

Rosemary’s mother left town. Rosemary wants out, too.
Good-looking drifter Campbell Reed will be driving away any day now.
What are the chances he’ll take Rosemary along?

“Hell on Wheels”

If small-town librarian Marva Lu Urquhart can convince
old Judge Vardaman to cooperate,
she can dispose of her batty mama
and spend her inheritance and the rest of her life
lying on the beach in Aruba.
The Judge was once Mama’s sweetheart–
but he thinks Marva Lu is pretty cute, too.

Paperback & Ebook
Available from Amazon, Wildside Press, & BookPeople


My story “And Justice for All”  appears online in the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 issue of Mysterical-E.



I’ve also published bits of memoir in Story Circle Network’s True Words Anthology and Journal, and reviewed books for Story Circle on Amazon.