"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 300 different publications, including Strand Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's 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 four-time Derringer Award winner, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and the 2018 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 2020 editions of Best American Mystery Stories and the 2021 edition of Best Mystery Stories of the Year, and were listed as "Other Distinguished Mysteries of the year" in 2000, 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2017.
John is also the author of nine books: Rainbow's End (2006), Midnight (2008), Clockwork (2010), Deception (2013), Fifty Mysteries (2014), Dreamland (2016), The Barrens (2018), Lighten Up a Little (2020), and Selected Stories (upcoming in 2021).
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RECENT NEWS . . .
John's story "Biloxi Bound," from Strand Magazine, has been selected by Otto Penzler and Lee Child for inclusion in The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2021. Last year his story "Rhonda and Clyde," from Black Cat Mystery Magazine, was chosen by Penzler and C. J. Box for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories 2020.
John's story "On the Road with Mary Jo," from the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, won the 2020 Derringer Award for Best Short Story.
His 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 has more stories upcoming in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Strand Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, Mystery Weekly, Pulp Modern, Pulp Modern Flash, Hoosier Noir, Fiction on the Web, Kings River Life, the New York Public Library's "Subway Library" program, the collection Selected Stories (VKN Publishing), Fearington Road, Derringer Award Winners 2020, The Great Filling Station Holdup, The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2021, Only the Good Die Young, Jersey Pines Ink Whodunits, The Most Haunted Buildings in the World, Moonlight and Misadventure, Moving Images: Poetry Inspired by Cinema, and Rebellion, Revolution, and Rock and Roll.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS . . .