Short Stories

A Six Letter Word for Neighbor. Original short story in the MWA anthology WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN.

A Six-Letter Word for Neighbor

A Short Story
“Expert storycraft from genre stars (Unger, Michael Connelly, and Steve Hamilton, among them)” —Booklist

Jayne, a reclusive writer is doing her crossword puzzle and minding her own business when a moving van comes rumbling up the street. Great. New Neighbors.
Only You

Only You

A Short Story
“An exquisite story about wealth and class and heartbreak.” —Tampa Bay Times

Florida boy turned tech billionaire returns to his coastal hometown to confront the past in this story about the tangle of secrets, lies, and lost love.

Let Her Be

A Short Story
Selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021

A writer’s misguided suspicions ruined his life once before. This time he plans to prove he’s right in a haunting story of what happens when seeing is not believing.
The Sleep Tight Motel

The Sleep Tight Motel

A Short Story
Edgar Award Nominee and #1 Bestselling Single.

A woman on the run finds refuge in a motel at the edge of the woods, with plenty of vacancies.