Award-Winning Short Story Writer
Jacqueline Freimor's first short story, written at age 11 and inspired by a family road trip, was about an evil fast-food franchise that had stolen the hearts and minds of Americans by addicting them to its products. Jacqueline has developed her storytelling and writing skills quite a bit since then, but the thrill of using language to create new worlds has never diminished.
As a voracious young reader of crime and detective stories, Jacqueline soon decided to try her hand at writing her favorite kind of fiction. All that practice paid off, as in 1995, she won first prize in the Unpublished Writers category of the Mystery Writers of America's 50th Anniversary Short Story Competition. Since then, her stories have appeared in both print and online magazines and have been reprinted in The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021 and The Best American Mystery & Suspense 2022. Her novella "The Case of the Bogus Cinderellas," which won the 2022 Black Orchid Novella Award, was just published in the July/August 2023 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and her story "Foreword" will appear in October 2023 in The Best American Mystery & Suspense 2023.
"THE CASE OF THE BOGUS CINDERELLAS"
Jacqueline Freimor's latest work--a novella that won the Black Orchid Novella Award 2022--is now available in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine! To read a behind-the-scenes account of the writing of the first two (and a half) pages of the story, check out Art Taylor's blog, The First Two Pages!
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