This month, The First Two Pages continues to feature posts by some of the authors who contributed stories to Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4â€‹ â€‹(Level Best Books, September 2017), the fourth anthology of crime and mystery short stories by members of the New York/ Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
The first three words of my short story, “Prey of New York,” are: “We are hawks.”
These hawks have been following me around as a writer for a long time.
What the professional writer knows that the student writer does not is that there is nothing better than an assignment. When I learned that Murder New York Style 4 would involve New York City landmarks, it was a great challenge and also a relief.