41 writers. One cause. We've rallied a platoon of crime, western, thriller, fantasy, noir, horror and transgressive authors to support PROTECT's important work: lobbying for legislation that protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

Powerful stories from George Pelecanos, Andrew Vachss, Joe R. Lansdale, Charles de Lint, Ken Bruen, Chet Williamson, James Reasoner, Charlie Stella, Michael A. Black, Wayne Dundee, Roxane Gay, Ray Banks, Tony Black, Les Edgerton and 16 more, with 100% of proceeds going to PROTECT.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Protectors Story a Distinguished Mystery Story of 2012

Protectors bams dave white 2013
Congratulations to Dave White, whose story "Runaway" in Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT was noted as a distinguished mystery story of 2012 in the latest volume of The Best American Mystery Stories, edited by Lisa Scottoline and Otto Penzler.
"Runaway" is a gripping and heartfelt crime story about a basketball coach in Jersey City trying to help a young athlete stay out of trouble, but as Jerseyans know, sometimes trouble finds you. Dave was eager to be part of the anthology I'm proud to have edited him. If you don't know his other work, he is the author of the thriller Witness to Death and the Jackson Donne crime novels. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Adeline" by Wayne D. Dundee wins Peacemaker

Let us congratulate Wayne Dundee!
His story for Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT, "Adeline," a gripping tale of frontier history and justice, has won the Peacemaker Award for best western short story of 2013 from the Western Fictioneers.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Baby Boy" by Todd Robinson finalist in Derringer awards

"Baby Boy," Todd Robinson's riveting thriller tale from Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT, is a finalist for best short story in the Short Mystery Fiction Society's 2013 Derringer Awards!

List of finalists for the 2013 Derringer Awards

Let's congratulate Todd on making it to the finals. This story is exclusive to the Protectors anthology, so if you haven't read it, pick up a copy. It's a gripping read that will leave your heart pounding.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Latest Review and Donations

Our latest review is in:

"Good stories for a good cause. You can't go wrong."
Bill Crider, Mystery Scene Magazine

And our donation record has been updated. $1274 to PROTECT, and we've only just begun.