"Floyd is a master of the art of the short story."--Douglas Preston, co-author of Relic
John Floyd is the author of more than 1000 short stories and features in publications like Strand Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, The Saturday Evening Post, Mississippi Noir, and The Best American Mystery Stories. A former Air Force captain and IBM systems engineer, he is also a three-time Derringer Award winner, an Edgar Award finalist, and a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.
He has also had six books published: Rainbow's End (2006), Midnight (2008), Clockwork (2010), Deception (2013), Fifty Mysteries (2014), and Dreamland (2016).
Click here to find out more about John, his books, and his short stories. And here's a schedule of his upcoming booksignings.
RECENT NEWS . . .
A seventh collection of John's short mystery fiction, The Barrens, is scheduled for summer 2018.
The Russian journal Inostrannaya Literatura will translate and reprint John's story "Molly's Plan" in January 2018 (that story appeared first in the Strand and then in The Best American Mystery Stories).
John story "The Tenth Floor" is included in a Guiness World Record attempt to create the largest anthology of short stories ever published. Celenic Earth Publications in Cape Town, South Africa, will release the 600-page book on Oct 14, 2017. It will include 107 different authors from South Africa, the USA, the UK, Switzerland, Bolivia, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Mexico, and Canada.
An interview with John is featured in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Southern Writers Magazine.
John's story "Dentonville" (from Ellery Queen) won the 2016 Derringer Award for Best Long Story and his story "Driver" (from The Strand Magazine) won the 2016 Derringer for Best Novelette. Here's a list of all the winners and nominees.
His story "Driver" also made the "Other Distinguished Mysteries" list in The Best American Mystery Stories 2016, and his story "Jackpot Mode" made the list in Best American Mystery Stories 2017.
John has three more stories upcoming in Woman's World, and others in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Freakshow, The Odds Are Against Us, So Y'all Think You Can Write: Southern Writers Writing, Inostrannaya Literatura, CEA Greatest Anthology, and Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS . . .