Please join us at the Bookshop on Sunday, January 13th at 3 pm for a “Death in Shorts” mystery short panel in celebration of Level Best Books’ tenth anthology, Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon with local authors, Katherine Fast, Ruth McCarty, and Leslie Wheeler (pictured), and introducing the husband-and-wife writing team of B.B. Oak, whose first published story features Henry David Thoreau as the sleuth.
Participants in the panel include:
Katherine Fast aka Kat is focusing on fiction writing, watercolor, handwriting analysis, and is doing her level best as a design and production editor. Her short stories have been published by NEWN, Level Best Books and in e-zines. She and her husband live in Weston, Massachusetts.
Ruth M. McCarty’s short mysteries have happily appeared in all Level Best Books’ anthologies. She received honorable mentions in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine andmysteryauthors.com for her flash fiction and won the 2009 Derringer award for BEST FLASH STORY for “No Flowers for Stacey” published in Deadfall: Crime Stories by New England Writers. She lives in Leominster, Massachusetts with her family.
Ben and Beth Oak, both Connecticut natives, met in a literature course at Boston University and have been enthralled with Henry David Thoreau (and each other) ever since. As B. B. Oak they have created a mystery series featuring Thoreau as “the Sherlock Holmes of Walden Pond,” and the first book is slated for publication by Kensington in 2013.
A co-editor at Level Best Books and the author of three Miranda Lewis “living history” mysteries, Leslie Wheeler of Cambridge is now working on a new series. She is Speakers Bureau Coordinator of Sisters in Crime/New England, and a founding member of the New England Crime Bake Committee.