"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'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.
John is also the author of six books: 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.
John's story "Molly's Plan," which appeared first in Strand Magazine and then in The Best American Mystery Stories, has been chosen to be part of The New York Public Library's permanent digital collection. It will also be available to subway passengers via the library's mobile lending app SimplyE.
The Russian journal Inostrannaya Literatura will translate and reprint "Molly's Plan" in January 2018.
John's 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, released the 600-page book on Oct 14, 2017. It includes 108 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" is listed in The Best American Mystery Stories 2017.
John has more stories upcoming in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Flash Bang Mysteries, Freakshow, The Odds Are Against Us, Saddlebag Dispatches, So Y'all Think You Can Write: Southern Writers Writing, Inostrannaya Literatura, Pop the Clutch, and the New York Public Library's "Subway Library" program.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS . . .