Last night, I was made aware of the Spinetingler Short Story award nominees by one of the nominees herself, Naomi Johnson.
As I told Naomi, there's a lot of competition there. Sandra Seamans and Jordan Harper and John Weagly and Anonymous-9 are all names that I'm familiar with and man, can they write a hell of a story.
So can Naomi.
So, of course, I have my bias and sorry to all the others but I have to go with the hometown girl and I will be voting for Naomi.
If you want to re-read her nominated story, click here and give Sisters Under The Skin a whirl.
Congratulations and good luck again, Naomi. We're already proud of you.
Irish Times Crime Fiction column, February 2018
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