"Floyd is a master of the art of the short story."--Douglas Preston, co-author of Relic
John Floyd's work has appeared in more than 250 different publications, including Strand Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, Mississippi Noir, and the print edition of The Saturday Evening Post. A former Air Force captain and IBM systems engineer, he is also an Edgar Award nominee, a three-time Derringer Award winner, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. John's stories have been selected for inclusion in the 2015, 2018, and (upcoming) 2020 editions of Best American Mystery Stories, and were listed among the top 50 mysteries of the year in 2000, 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2017.
John is also the author of eight books: Rainbow's End (2006), Midnight (2008), Clockwork (2010), Deception (2013), Fifty Mysteries (2014), Dreamland (2016), The Barrens (2018), and Lighten Up a Little (2020).
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RECENT NEWS . . .
John's collection of light verse, Lighten Up a Little, was released in March 2020 and is now available from his publisher, from Lemuria Books, and via Amazon.
John's story "Rhonda and Clyde," from Issue #5 (Nov 2019) of Black Cat Mystery Magazine has been chosen by Otto Penzler and C. J. Box for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories 2020, to be published in October.
John has more stories upcoming in Strand Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly, Shotgun Honey, Kings River Life, the New York Public Library's "Subway Library" program, and the following anthologies: Fearington Road, The Beat of Black Wings, and The Black Beacon Book of Mystery.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS . . .