Robert J. Krog edited and contributed a story to A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder. His other publications include: a short story collection, The Stone Maiden and Other Tales; a novella, A Bag Full of Eyes; and “Thursday Morrow: The Self-Winding, Mechanical Man” a story in the anthology, Capes and Clockwork. He lives in Memphis, Tennesee, and has worked in a number of different jobs including: store clerk, waiter, delivery guy, legal runner, assistant arborist, and teacher. His degrees are in history and he divides his time between church, family, a full-time position in chemical yard care, and writing.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
On January 20, A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder was released by Dark Oak Press. This pirate anthology, featuring poems and stories from twenty-four contributors and edited by Robert Krog, depicts buccaneers from earliest times to the future. My story, "Ghost of a Chance," involves Heck, a 19th century first mate, stolen into piracy as a child and yearning for a family while serving under a cruel captain. After a female captive plunges to her death rather than submit to the crew, Heck discovers an ominous ghost ship is tailing his vessel. Will it become his downfall or salvation?
Friday, February 14, 2014
|Photo by Steve Herring|
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The Southern Sisters Chapter of Sisters in Crime, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is named for the Southern Sisters mysteries. This eight novel series (published from 1996-2001) featured two unlikely sisters, Mary Alice (large and several times widowed) and Patricia Anne (small and respectably married to the same man for more than thirty years), who solved crimes. The author, Anne George, wrote fiction and poetry, received the Agatha award, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She died in 2001 due to complications from heart surgery, but her memory and work are celebrated each year at Murder in the Magic City.