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News from Debra H. Goldstein

2024 Alabama Writing Workshop – Get Your Writing Published March 15, 2024 – 9:30 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.

Embassy Suites Birmingham (Woodcrest Place) – Debra will be teaching a master class in Creating Conflict from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
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Kirkwood by the River Book Club – Birmingham, Alabama – March 8, 2024 – 2 p.m.

Debra will lead a discussion of One Taste Too Many, the first book in the Sarah Blair mystery series.
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Noir at the Bar – Pepper Place

The Red Cat Coffeehouse@Pepper PlaceFebruary 24, 2024 – 6 p.m. CST Eleven authors + music = a fun Noir at the Bar night. Sponsored by Red Cat Coffeehouse, Cat-n-Bird Winery, The Lumbar Restaurant and DeeDee’s Book Rack, the event will take place at the Red Cat Coffeehouse @Pepper Place, 2901 2nd Ave S #125, Birmingham, […]
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Cozy Mystery Party Holiday Take – Over Event

December 16, 2023 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST From December 15 thru December 17, 2023, fifty plus cozy authors will participate in this year’s Cozy Mystery Party Holiday Take-Over Event. There will be giveaways and discussion opportunities. Debra’s time is December 16, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST.
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2023 Silver Falchion Best Book by an Attending Author

Debra was presented the 2023 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Best Book by an Attending Author for Five Belles Too Many during the August 19, 2023 Killer Nashville Awards Banquet.  
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Atlanta Chapter of Sisters in Crime – Writing the Mystery Novel: Writing is Not a Crime Workshop – November 11, 2023

Debra, Sharon Marchisello, and Kathy Nichols will participate in a “Pacing and Building Suspense” panel moderated by Angela Costa at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Decatur Library.
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Past News & Mentions

  • Malice Domestic – Kicking Off a Story: First Chapter Panelist with Anne Cleeland, Jeff Cohen, Edwin Hill, and Steve Steinbock (April 2023).
  • Left Coast Crime – Trouble in Tucson– Culinary Mystery Panelist with Lee Hollis and G.P Gotlieb (March 2023).
  • Murderous March Virtual Mystery Conference – Comfort Food: Cozy Mysteries That Feed Your Imagination – Panelist with Leslie Budewitz, Korina Moss, Mia Mansala, and Raquel Reyes (March 2023)
  • South Huntsville Library Talk – Huntsville, Alabama (March 2023)
  • Murder on the Menu – Panelist – Wetumpka, Alabama (February 2023)
  • Murder in the Magic City – Panelist – Birmingham, Alabama (February 2023)
  • “So Beautiful, or So What,” was published in Paranoia Blues: Crime Fiction Inspired by the songs of Paul Simon (October 2022)
  • “Death in the Hand of the Tongue,” appeared in An Element of Mystery: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of Intrigue (September 2022)
  • “The Girls from Cabin Three,” was published in Black Cat Mystery Magazine #12 (August 2022)
  • Five Belles Too Many, the fifth Sarah Blair mystery, published by Kensington (August 2022)
  • “Bucket List Dreams” included in the Murder by the Glass: Cocktail Mysteries anthology edited by Teresa Inge (Untreed Reads – September 14, 2021) https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Glass-Mysteries-Teresa-Inge/dp/1949135497
  • Three Treats Too Many named Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Cozy Finalist – August 2021
  • Kensington publishes the fourth Sarah Blair mystery, Four Cuts Too Many (May 2021) https://www.amazon.com/Four-Cuts-Sarah-Blair-Mystery/dp/1496732219/
  • “Biff’s Place” published in Jukes & Tonks edited by Michael Bracken (Down & Out Books - April 18, 2021)  https://www.amazon.com/Jukes-Tonks-Fiction-Inspired-Suspect/dp/1643961845
  • Debra read two Bedtime Stories and participated in an authors tea from the Florida Gulf Coast SinC booth as part of the SW Florida Reading Festival. Featured stories can be found you you tube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FloridaGulfCoastSistersinCrime/featured
  • Two Bites Too Many named 2020 Silver Falchion finalist (Killer Nashville).
  • Wabbit's Carat won Honorable Mention in the 2020 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Competition and was published in the January 2021 issue.
  • Debra named 2020 Derringer finalist for Pig Lickin' Good which was published in Mystery Most Edible - Malice Domestic (2019).
  • Ashley Hasty (HastyBookList.com) includes Debra as one of 25 Authors and How They're Doing with Social Distance.
  • Guideposts - "Murder, She Wrote: Could This Judge Juggle Two Careers?" - why Debra gave up her lifetime judicial appointment.
  • Ezvid Video Wiki includes Debra H. Goldstein as one of "7 Authors Who Write Tantalizing Mysteries" (January 2020).
  • Live at 9 - interview - Memphis (January 13, 2020).
  • Two Bites Too Many January 2020 tour includes Murder by the Book (Houston), The Book Bar (Denver), The Poisoned Pen (Scottsdale), and Novel (Memphis).
  • Two Bites Too Many launches at Barnes & Noble and Little Professor Book Center - October 6 and 17, 2019.
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    Alabama Public Radio Review — February 10, 2019
    Also printed in the Tuscaloosa News by Dr. Don Noble - Click the image to the right
  • One Taste Too Many launches at Barnes & Noble and Little Professor Book Center - January 13 and 15, 2019.
  • Goldstein's short story, "The Dinner Gift," wins 2018 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Award.
  • ANTHONY and AGATHA Award Short Story Nominee! - Goldstein's story "The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie's Place," Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (May/June 2017) has been named a finalist  for both an Anthony and an Agatha Award. The story can be read at: http://www.alfredhitchcockmysterymagazine.com/assets/4/6/Goldstein_Night-Goldstein.pdf
  • Goldstein signs 3 book print deal with Kensington Press for the new Sarah Blair mystery series!
  • Christmas with the Shark was published by The Birmingham Arts Journal (Summer 2018)
  • Mystery Weekly features Day After Thanksgiving Soup on the cover of its paperback edition (November 2017).
  • Day of the Dark, a July 2017 anthology of eclipse related stories, includes Goldstein's A Golden Eclipse.
  • Debra H. Goldstein named on the cover of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine for her story of crime & passion - "The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie's Place" (May/June 2017). It is Goldstein's first appearance in AHMM.
  • Hadassah recommends Should Have Played Poker as summer read!
  • Debra H. Goldstein profiled in Southern Writers Magazine (July/August 2016 - p. 28 Positive Maturity and B-Metro honor Debra H. Goldstein at Top 50 Over 50 Dinner – July 31, 2014
  • Harlequin Worldwide Mystery selects Maze in Blue as May 2014 Featured Book
  • "Scout’s Honor: Judge Debra Goldstein Earns Lifetime Achievement Award" – Over The Mountain Journal – March 7, 2013
  • "Meet Judge Debra Goldstein, 2013 Woman of Distinction – Mildred Bell Johnson Awardee" – February, 2013
  • Maze in Blue receives 2012 IPPY AWARD (Independent Book Award) - June 1, 2012
  • Best-Sellers Around Town – Little Professor Book Center – Maze in Blue #2 – The Birmingham News -April 1, 2012
  • "A murder in maize – Debut novel by ‘U’ alum is full of spirited surprises" – The Michigan Daily – November 8, 2011
  • Maze in Blue recognized by USA Book News
  • Maze in Blue Again Local Bestseller! – The Birmingham News
  • Debra H. Goldstein appears on Fox 6

  • Maze in Blue Book Signing Supports Breast Cancer Research – Birmingham Business Journal
  • ROBIN DeMONIA: Judge, author, what next for Debra Goldstein? - The Birmingham News – al.com (blog)

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