John M. Floyd has won three Derringer Awards for short mystery fiction, he was nominated for an Edgar Award in 2015, and James Patterson (yes, THAT James Patterson) bragged on his story “Molly’s Plan” in the introduction to The Best American Mystery Stories 2015. 

So it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of anticipation for his forthcoming book of short stories, Dreamland, which will be released in October. And here, for the very first time, is a look at the cover:

Arguably the best Floyd collection yet … and all are terrific!

Dreamland is packed with great stories … a mix of humor, crime, fantasy, and more … all with those great Hitchcockian twists and surprise endings that John is known for. The date to put on your calendar is Wednesday, October 12, when he’ll officially launch at Lemuria Books of Jackson, Mississippi, at 5 p.m. Can’t wait!

Before then, on August 4, John will take part at a multi-author book signing at Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, for the Tom Franklin-edited Mississippi Noir, the compilation of short fiction written by a whole bunch of great Mississippi authors — Ace Atkins, Michael Kardos, Michael Ferris Smith, John Floyd, and many others will grace the pages.

John’s contribution is “Pit Stop.” I’ve read it — great stuff!

There’s a new Floyd story in the new edition of Strand Magazine!

We’re all excited about this year’s Mississippi Book Festival. You know how successful last year’s event was — a smashing success for a first-time event. John will be on the Mississippi Noir author panel, and Randy Pierce will be on the mystery/suspense author panel. Both of them will join Valerie Winn and me in the Dogwood Press tent. Plan on attending and bringing your friends … and arrive early to see the author panels and talks inside the Capitol. It was standing room only last year, and you don’t want to be left out.

Come by and say hello!

Valerie Winn’s next novel is in there.

Valerie’s sequel to Forsaking Mimosa, isn’t far away, either. Can’t wait for that one, either — you’ll thoroughly seeing what she’s done with Max and Adele and the rest of the Mimosa cast. 

I’ll speak to the Mid Mississippi chapter of the Mississippi Writers Guild this Saturday, July 9. They meet at M7 Coffee House in Ridgeland, and we’ll get things started at 2 p.m. — next month the chapter honors Greg Iles with a Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual conference to be held in Natchez. I’m looking forward to being a panelist at Neil White’s “Write and Publish Your Book” seminar in Oxford on August 30.

Visit www.dogwoodpress.com to order a signed book, confirm a book signing date, or with general questions. We’re asked a lot about downloads — here’s what’s available via Amazon Kindle:

RANDY PIERCE — The Peter Bay
RANDY PIERCE — Pain Unforgiven
RANDY PIERCE — Magnolia Mud
VALERIE WINN — Forsaking Mimosa
JOE LEE — Director’s Cut
JOE LEE — Last Chance Texaco
JOE LEE — The Long Road Home
JOE LEE — The Magnolia Triangle
JOHN LEE — The Legend of Roger (perfect for the middle schooler in your life)
JOHN M. FLOYD — Fifty Mysteries
JOHN M. FLOYD — Deception
JOHN M. FLOYD — Clockwork
***JOHN M. FLOYD — Dreamland (coming in OCTOBER)***
Thanks, sincerely, for your time. I really appreciate it, and we are honored when you buy one of our books. Come say hello soon at a book talk or signing, and have a great day!
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