In 2010, four new editors assumed the helm of the Level Best franchise.
Mark Ammons is a Medford, Massachusetts-based, former stage director, producer, and screenwriter/script doctor. He teaches contemporary drama and advises graduate thesis projects at the Boston Conservatory. His story, “The Catch” in Still Waters, won the 2008 Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for best first mystery and was also nominated for an Edgar®, the first time a story has been simultaneously recognized in both arenas.
Kat Fast is on her eighth or ninth life focusing on fiction writing, watercolor and handwriting analysis. Her story “The List” was published in Level Best’s Deadfall anthology. “The Bonus” won NEWN’s Flash Fiction contest in 2007. She’s now doing her level best as an editor. She lives with her husband, big Boss dog, and two cats in Weston, Massachusetts. Visit Kat’s website at www.katfast.com
Barbara Ross‘ first mystery novel is THE DEATH OF AN AMBITIOUS WOMAN. CLAMMED UP, the first in her series about a family clambake business in coastal Maine, will be published by Kensington in 2013. Two of her short stories, “Winter Rental” (Seasmoke, 2006) and “Key West” (Thin Ice, 2010) won honorable mentions for the Al Blanchard Award. She blogs at www.mainecrimewriters.com . Visit Barbara’s website at www.barbaraannross.com.
Leslie Wheeler is the author of three Miranda Lewis “living history” mysteries, most recently Murder at Spouters Point, published in October 2010. Her short stories have appeared in four previous Level Best anthologies. Leslie is the Speakers Bureau Coordinator for Sisters in Crime New England and has served as the chair of the Al Blanchard Award Committee for five years. Both roles have introduced her to many fine writers both inside and outside New England. Visit Leslie’s website at www.lesliewheeler.com .