Richie Narvaez

HOLLY Wins the Anthony Award

HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, by Richie Narvaez, won the Anthony Award for Best Juvenile/Young Adult book at the 2021 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, which was virtual this year. “I am thrilled and frankly flabbergasted,” says Narvaez. “Big thanks to the Bouchercon team  and to Hank Ryan for a great show! It’s unfortunate we didn’t get to do this in person, but it’s clear now more than ever that

HOLLY Wins Agatha Award!

HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, by Richie Narvaez, won the Agatha Award for Best Children’s/Young Adult Book at last night’s Malice Domestic crime fiction conference. “I am beyond overwhelmed,” says Narvaez. “This book is dedicated to my teachers. A substitute teacher in junior high school lent me a copy of Murder on the Orient Express, which changed my life, and so this is like coming full circle.” Other

LeVar Burton Reads My Story!

LeVar Burton reads my speculative fiction short story “Room for Rent,” from the anthology Latinx Rising, on his wonderful podcast. I am beyond thrilled by this and his reading is amazing. And the way he pronounces my name! Thank you, Geordi! Listen to him here: https://omny.fm/shows/levar-burton-reads/room-for-rent-by-richie-narvaez

New Story in MIDNIGHT HOUR Anthology

Ever wonder what happened to Chino and Maria after that final scene in West Side Story? I took a stab (sorry, Tony) at telling their tale in “Doc’s at Midnight,” a new short story published in Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction, edited by Abby L. Vandiver and published by Crooked Lane Press. I proudly share pages with Tracy Clark, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Abby L. Vandiver, Callie

New Flash Story in New York: Give Me Your Best or Your Worst Anthology

If you enjoy photo books and short fiction, you might like New York: Give Me Your Best or Your Worst Anthology, edited by Elizabeth Crowens. The book features short stories accompanying pictures taken by Crowens. Other contributors include Reed Farrel Coleman, Charles Salzberg, Tom Straw, R.J. Koreto, Steven Van Patten, Randee Dawn, Marco Conelli, and Triss Stein. You can get the hardcover version here or the Kindle version here. As