Mystery & Thriller

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Short Stories

“Girl With a Mission,” Hard Choices, Fiction River, forthcoming

“Dominant Species,” Pulse Pounders 3, Fiction River, forthcoming (note: urban fantasy thriller)

Clap Your Hands if You Believe,” Soul’s Road Press, 2015.

“The Scent of Amber and Vanilla,” Pulse Pounders, Fiction River, December 2014.

Honorable Mention, The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016.

“Dayle A. Dermatis’s dark ‘The Scent of Amber and Vanilla,’ about a woman trying to protect her child from her psycho partner, is a nail-biter.” (Publishers Weekly, January 2015)