Thursday, May 21, 2009

Up And Coming Writer

At New York City's Mid Manhattan Library Wednesday night, some top mystery writers gathered to talk about traditional mysteries. Jason Pinter, Jane Cleland, Jeffrey Cohen, and Meredith Cole were among the panelists, but The Famous Author and I were most intrigued by a member of the audience, a crime writer yet to be published in novel form.

Hilary Davidson is a freelance journalist and the author of 17 books, including Frommer’s New York City Day by Day and Frommer’s Toronto. Her articles have appeared in more than 40 magazines in the U.S. and Canada, including Discover, American Archaeology, Fitness, Glow, Reader’s Digest, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Hilary also writes crime fiction. Her short story “Anniversary” is featured in the anthology A Prisoner of Memory and 24 of the Year’s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories (Pegasus, 2008). Her recently published work includes “Stepmonster” in Thuglit #30, “Family Man” in CrimeSpree’s March/April 2009 issue, and “Silent Partners” in the Spring 2009 issue of The Rose & Thorn. “Son of So Many Tears,” a story published in Thuglit #24, was named one of the “Notable Stories of 2008” by storySouth.

Also, The Famous Author bought one of her stories, Cheap Bastard, for a future issue of SPINETINGLER.

Last night after the library panel, TFA asked Hilary if she was working on a novel. "The new one's finished," she said. "A literary agent contacted me after one of my short stories was published online. They've been working with me on the novel, and I think we're ready for submission."

Get ready world, here comes Hilary!

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