Little Comfort by Edwin Hill (Kensington)
What Doesn’t Kill You by Aimee Hix (Midnight Ink)
Deadly Solution by Keenan Powell (Level Best Books)
Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall (St. Martin’s)
When I had what I thought was a finished manuscript, I entered a contest called PitchWars--and got in! I worked with a mentor for six weeks, gained 125 new writer friends, who were fellow mentees, and ultimately found my agent. For someone who never had a critique partner or group, joining this writing community was an amazing experience.
Nothing really unique happened in my life while writing it but something spooky happened. WDKY is set in the Fairfax County area and I have fictional places set where real places exist. There is a fire in WDKY and the day after I wrote it there was a fire at the actual business where my fake business is located. The same fake business that has a fire in the book. 😨
Edwin Hill is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hester Thursby mystery series. His first novel, Little Comfort, was nominated for an Agatha Award for best debut. The second in the series, The Missing Ones, will be available in September. He lives in Roslindale, Massachusetts with his partner Michael and his favorite reviewer, their lab Edith Ann, who likes his first drafts enough to eat them.