In 1987, while living in Germany, I wrote and "published" eight issues of The Short Sheet, a mimeographed monthly newsletter about the world of mystery short stories. It was a lot of work, and, since there were only about 100 subscribers, it wasn't making me any money, so I eventually gave it up.
One result, though, was that I enjoyed a brief notoriety as an expect on mystery shorts, so Martin H. Greenberg, the king of mystery and science-fiction anthologies, approached me and asked me to co-edit an annual audio collection of the year's best.
I selected the stories including my own "On the Beach," which had been published in Espionage as by Chas. J. Thorpe! and Marty handled the business side.
The resulting package contains four cassettes, runs approximately six hours, and includes 10 unabridged stories. I don't know who the readers were except that Harlan Ellison read his own Edgar-winning story, "Soft Monkey" but the quality is pretty good.
The next year, Becca and her mother moved from Germany back to the US, and I was so embroiled in the resultant custody battle that I had to withdraw from the project. Marty graciously kept my name on the 1989 and 1990 collections, even though I had nothing at all to do with them. The next year, publisher Dercum Audio dropped the project.
Reurn to Bibliography.