From Laura's Blog
Published: November 03, 2016
My newest short story, “Achilles Piquant & the Elsinore Vacillation,” is in this month’s (November 2016) Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, edited by Mike Resnick (my dad). It’s available free online this month, and will be available in ebook and print editions of the November issue for the foreseeable future.
After publisher Shahid Mahmud got the old man to agree to edit the mag, Pop asked me to submit a ... » read more
The Seventh Esther Diamond Novel
R.I.P. = Reanimated, Infernal, and Pretty damn dangerous!
After struggling actress Esther Diamond gets cast in a guest role on The Dirty Thirty, a TV crime drama about depravity and corruption in the New York Police Department, her ex-almost/sometime boyfriend, NYPD’s Detective Connor Lopez, vows he’ll never forgive Esther for convincing her narcissistic co-star to add verisimilitude to his performance as a morally bankrupt cop by shadowing Lopez on the job.
But Esther’s fellow thespian is her best bet for keeping an eye on Lopez 24/7—and, more to the point, on Lopez’s new partner, Detective Quinn. Esther and her friend Max, a 350-year-old mage whose day job is protecting New York City from Evil, suspect Quinn of being involved in the latest mystical mayhem to menace Manhattan—where corpses suddenly aren’t staying quite as dead as they should.
While Max and Esther try to determine what Quinn’s role is in the supernatural reanimation of the deceased downtown, a part-time mortician courts Esther, and a dangerous foe with deadly intent changes everyone’s dinner plans one cold winter night…
“Fans of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series will appreciate this series’ lively heroine and the appealing combination of humor, mystery, and romance.”
— Library Journal
No Pub Date Yet For Esther Diamond #8, Goldzilla
This is on me, not my publisher, as I am running behind schedule. As soon as I’ve got a release date, I will post it here!
Meanwhile, I’ve got a couple of new short stories out now: “Achilles Piquant and the Elsinore Vacillation” in Galaxy’s Edge, an online magazine; and “The ∏ Files,” an affectionate spoof of multiple TV shows and movies, in the newest Unidentified Funny Objects collection from UFO Publishing (available from various bookstores).