About My Life as a Writer

Meg Opperman's previous life--as an anthropologist and researcher--has not only informed elements of her short stories, but also has strongly influenced her sense of humor. (Sorry). She's had short stories publisehd in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Weird Tales, and various mystery anthologies. Her story, "Twilight Ladies," won the 2015 Best Short Story Derringer and she received another Derringer nomination in 2016 for "Murder Under the Baobab." She also writes a monthly column (Write Side Up) for the Washington Independent Review of Books.