"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" (it appeared first in the Strand and then in The Best American Mystery Stories) in January 2018.
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.
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, Flash Bang Mysteries, Passport to Murder (Bouchercon 2017 anthology), So Y'all Think You Can Write: Southern Writers Writing, Kings River Life, Inostrannaya Literatura, CEA Greatest Anthology, Visions VII: Universe, and Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS . . .