Spotlight: Sylvia Maultash Warsh, CWC Best Short Story Finalist

In “Days Without Name”, Sylvia Maultash Warsh offers us a glimpse into her classic yet subtle understanding of the human condition. This exceptional tale, set in the heart of the Mayan jungle, was featured in A Grave Diagnosis (Carrick Publishing, 2020) and is a finalist for the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada Best Short Story Award.

It’s easy to see why the judges were drawn to “Days Without Name.” Sylvia‘s readers will recognize her lyrical insight:

“Lou opened her mouth but nothing came out. Here it was, the paradox of the human heart. Love and malice in the same breath.”

Sylvia Maultash Warsh, “Days Without Name”, A Grave Diagnosis

Her stories have been featured in six of our Carrick Publishing anthologies produced since 2012, including: A Grave Diagnosis, Starship Goodwords, the Mesdames of Mayhem series, Thirteen, 13 O’Clock, 13 Claws and In the Key of 13. Her story “The Emerald Skull” (Thirteen, Carrick Publishing 2013) was nominated for the CWC Best Short Story Award in 2014.

Sylvia is the author of the Dr. Rebecca Temple series. To Die in Spring, Find Me Again and Season of Iron were all winners or finalists for prominent Awards. Project Bookmark Canada chose The Queen of Unforgetting, an historical novel, for a plaque installation in Little Lake Park in Midland, Ontario. Her novella, Best Girl, came out in 2012.



Donna Carrick

Carrick Publishing is the publisher of A Grave Diagnosis, as well as the Mesdames of Mayhem series of anthologies.

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