Alan Orloff Guest Edits SmokeLong December 8th – December 14th

Alan Orloff, SmokeLong Guest Editor for December 8th -14thAlan Orloff’s debut mystery, DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD (Midnight Ink), was a 2010 Agatha Award Finalist for Best First Novel. He’s written two books in the Last Laff mystery series, KILLER ROUTINE and DEADLY CAMPAIGN, and writing as his darker half Zak Allen, he’s published three books: THE TASTE, FIRST TIME KILLER, and RIDE-ALONG. His latest novel, RUNNING FROM THE PAST, will be released later this month from Kindle Press (via the Kindle Scout program). He served on the editorial committee to select stories for the anthology Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays. He can be followed/stalked on Facebook ( and Twitter (@alanorloff).

He loves arugula and cake, but not together. Never together.

Two Flash Fiction Stories Alan has recently read and admired are “The Age of Discovery” by Jason Peck and “Bonnie and Clyde” by Lia Mitchell

What is Alan looking for? In a word: voice. I’ll know it when I see it. When I hear it. When I feel it. In other words, just wow me with your distinctive voice.
Although I read a lot in the crime genre, I’m open to pretty much anything, genre-wise.
As far as dealbreakers go, stay away from second-person POV pieces and no one will get hurt.

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