SHORT STORIES by
MOLLY TALBOT McKINNEY
Molly was born in Canada in 1933 and moved to Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) in 1938 with her parents and brother Peter. She commuted by train to Kingsmead boarding school in Johannesburg, and received a B.A. degree in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town in 1954. Moving to the U.S. she attended Syracuse University, the California School of Fine Arts, and San Francisco State College where she received a general secondary teaching credential in 1959. Among her excellent teachers were painters Maurice Van Essche and Ralph DuCasse, and sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.
Tucson, Arizona became Molly's home in 1962 because the climate reminded her of Africa. Her writing career began in 1966 when two of her short stories were published in the University of Arizona literary magazine, Ananke. She continued writing humorous short fiction while working as a stenographer and teacher until retiring. In 2001 she joined the Saint Philip's Writers' Workshop, the Society of Southwestern Authors, Arizona Mystery Writers, and later Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
PUBLICATIONS (see book covers on Molly's Books page)
1966• Short Stories: La Quebrada, Dear Clara in Ananke : University of Arizona literary magazine.
2004• Short Stories: Cuffed, Fiesta, Missing in A Way With Murder : Arizona Mystery Writers anthology, hardcover.
2009• Novelette: Crocodile Tale, romantic mystery : Moon Cactus Books, softcover.
2010• Novel: In Plain Sight, cozy mystery starring Mrs.Mildew : Moon Cactus Books, softcover.
2013• Novel: Crystal Shadows, romantic mystery : Moon Cactus Books, PDF E-book.
2014• Novelettes: Mystery Mania, cozy mysteries starring Mrs. Mildew : Moon Cactus Books, PDF E-book.
WRITING CONTEST AWARDS
2008• Society of Southwestern Authors, Life Insurance, short fiction : Commendation.
2011• Arizona Mystery Writers, Dream Date, short fiction : Second Place, $100.
2013• Society of Southwestern Authors, By the Seat of My Pants, memoir : Honorable Mention, $25, printed in The Storyteller magazine.
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Mystery Anthology : mystery-anthology.webnode.com
Molly's Manuscripts : mollys-manuscripts.webnode.com
Story Support : story-support.webnode.com
Mrs. Memory's Attic : mrs-memorys-attic.webnode.com
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