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  • The Drawing Board 1900 Jay Ell Drive Richardson, TX, 75081 United States (map)

“Creating and Publishing Short Stories”

a workshop with John M. Floyd

Sisters in Crime North Dallas is bringing award-winning author John M. Floyd to Dallas, TX, to lead two workshops on Saturday, April 27. Both are open to all interested writers/fans, but space is limited.

The morning workshop (10am-noon) will focus on the art of crafting compelling short stories. The afternoon workshop (2-4pm) will focus on how and where to market them for publication.


Sisters in Crime members: $25 for one workshop / $40 for both
General Public: $30 for one workshop / $50 for both

Please reserve your space early to ensure your opportunity to meet and learn from this very accomplished author. All attendees must sign up in advance of the workshop.


The Drawing Board | 1900 Jay Ell Drive | Richardson, TX 75081

About the Speaker


John M. Floyd is a master of the short story. He’s written 1,000+ short works of fiction that have appeared in 250+ different publications, including twice in The Best American Mystery Stories. In 2018 alone, he had 32 stories published in magazines and anthologies, plus 30 more which appeared in a hardcover collection, The Barrens, published in October. It is no surprise that he is the recent recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. And, while the majority of his published stories are mysteries, he’s also been successful writing fantasy, science fiction, western, romance and cross-genre stories.

John is also the author of seven books. His short 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.

Before turning to a career in writing, John was an Air Force Captain and IBM Systems Engineer. His many writing awards and nominations include:

  • 3-time Derringer Award winner (including one for Best Long Story (“Dentonville”) and Best Novelette (“Driver”), both in 2016;

  • an Edgar Award nominee;

  • and a 3-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Earlier Event: March 24
Later Event: May 26
Memorial Day