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Zoomer Magazine, in their July/August 2011 issue, chose the Sherri Travis Mystery Series
as one of three Canadian mystery series for their Best Cottage Reads feature. Zoomer stated
"... sure to join the ranks of our national talent,
finding acclaim on the International crime scene."

Good Morning America put the Sherri Travis Series in the top 6 Mystery series for 2010.

January Magazine included A Brewski for the Old Man in it's "Best books for 2010" list.

Jim Napier at The Sherbrooke Record chose A Brewski for the Old man
for his top 5 list of "Best Crime Fiction for 2010".

... "characters you'd love to have a drink with and
a sense of place that captures the essence of the Sunshine State."
.... Don Graves ~ Hamilton Spectator ~

For me, writing is imagination coming out to play with memory. Sherri Travis is a woman haunted by memories.

Set along the mangrove coast of Florida, Sherri's stories weave in and out of bars, beaches and swamps, the narrative of an ordinary person, caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

In Sherri's world survival sometimes depends on very small things, like a conversation overheard or having a friend in the right place.

In a place where the very rich live next door to the very poor, where tourists come and go, and newcomers reinvent themselves, reality blurs with the shifting tides, and all good stories begin, "One night in a bar..."

    :   Photo by Jen MacLellan
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Phyllis Smallman was the first ever recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award for Unhanged Arthur from Crime Writers of Canada. She was short listed for the Debut Dagger by the Crime Writers of the UK, and nominated for the Malice Domestic Award in the U.S.A.  Margarita Nights was short listed for Best first Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada.
An Accidental Death won the Royal Palm Literary Award for Flash Fiction from the Florida Writers Association.
Highball Exit won the 2013 Bronze medal award for best mystery/thriller eBook from the Independent Publishers Association
Champagne For Buzzards won the silver award for the best Mystery/Thriller in 2013 by the Florida Writers Association.
Long Gone Man won the Gold medal for best eBook Mystery/Thriller at the 2014 Independent Publisher Awards in New York City.

The Sherri Travis Mystery Series

Margarita Nights       Sex in a Sidecar        A Brewski for the Old Man       Champagne for Buzzards
Highball Exit          Martini Regrets

The Singer Brown Mystery Series

Long Gone Man

Short Mysteries

Bitty And The Naked Ladies       Jack Daniels And Tea     Pink       An Accidental Death