(PRWEB) November 15, 2002
Shamus award-winning author Jeremiah Healy will be guest editor for a special issue of Hardluck Stories Zine. Hardluck Stories Zine is a quarterly magazine which publishes hard-boiled and noir fiction and related nonfiction on the internet.
ÂTo get someone of Mr. HealyÂs stature to be involved with a web publication is huge,Â says Dave Zeltserman, owner of Hardluck Stories Zine and author of the hard-boiled PI novel, In His Shadow. ÂNot only has Mr. Healy been writing some of the best hard-boiled PI novels over the last twenty years, but he is also currently President of the International Association of Crime Writers. There have been a number of crime fiction web-sites that have been created during the past couple of years and the quality of the fiction on these sites has been improving and in some cases rivaling the quality in print magazines and anthologies. Mr. HealyÂs involvement with Hardluck Stories Zine helps to validate this trend.Â
Submissions for this special issue of Hardluck Stories Zine will be open until Dec. 15, 2002. The issue will be published on April 1, 2003. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://www.hardluckstories.com/jhealy-issue.htm
About Jeremiah Healy
Jeremiah Healy, a graduate of Rutgers College and Harvard Law School, was a professor at the New England School of Law for eighteen years. He is the creator of the John Francis Cuddy private-investigator series and (under the pseudonym ÂTerry DevaneÂ) the Mairead OÂClare legal-thriller series, both set primarily in Boston.
Healy has written seventeen novels and over sixty short stories, fourteen of which have won or been nominated for the Shamus Award. Healy's later Cuddy novels include RESCUE, INVASION OF PRIVACY, THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER, and SPIRAL. His OÂClare books from Putnam/Berkley are UNCOMMON JUSTICE and JUROR NUMBER ELEVEN. A stand-alone private-eye thriller, TURNABOUT, appeared from Five Star in December, 2001, and the second collection of his Cuddy short stories, CUDDY PLUS ONE, will be published by Crippen & Landru in the fall of 2002.
A past Awards Chair for the Shamus, Healy also served as President of the Private Eye Writers of America for two years. In October 2000, he was elected President of the International Association of Crime Writers (ÂIACWÂ). Books of his have been translated into French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and German. Healy has spoken about mysteries at the Smithsonian Institution's Literature Series, The Boston Globe Book Festival, the Sorbonne in Paris, and at conferences in England, Canada, Spain, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. He was toastmaster at the 1996 World Mystery Convention (or ÂBoucherconÂ) and will be International Guest of Honor at Bouchercon 2004 in Toronto.
About Hardluck Stories Zine
Hardluck Stories Zine is a quarterly magazine which publishes hard-boiled and noir fiction and related nonfiction articles on the web. Each issue has a different guest editor, usually a hard-boiled author. Hardluck Stories Zine can be found at http://www.hardluckstories.com/zine.htm