A few months ago I posted in this series an article on Judy Penz Sheluk in which she’d published her short mystery stories. You can read more here.
At the time she’d finished her debut mystery novel, The Hanged Man’s Noose, and was in the midst of trying to find a publisher for it.
She finally did find a publisher but not without a LOT of patience and persistence and in July 2015 her book was published.
Judy Penz Sheluk works as a freelance writer, specializing in art, antiques and the residential housing industry; her articles have appeared regularly in dozens of U.S. and Canadian consumer and trade publications.
Past editorial responsibilities have included the roles of Senior Editor, Northeast Art & Antiques, and Editor,Antiques and Collectibles Showcase. She is currently the Editor of Home BUILDER Magazine, and the Senior Editor for New England Antiques Journal.
Judy is also a member of Sisters in Crime International, Sisters in Crime – Guppies, Sisters in Crime – Toronto,Crime Writers of Canada, and the Short Fiction Mystery Society.
How I Got Published
I’ve been a fulltime freelance writer for the past ten years, but the tools of that trade—writing on deadline with a specific word count on a particular topic—are equally important when it comes to writing fiction. Especially short fiction, where you have to be on point—and get to the point—without a lot of preamble.