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Ranger, Georgia
About Me:
Tony Burton is an author, editor and publisher, with several years of experience both in the non-fiction and fiction arenas. He wrote training manuals and technical guides for organizations such as America Online, Citibank and the U.S. government. He has published over 140 stories, articles and columns in a variety of venues, including newspapers, Crime and Suspense, ThugLit and Reflection’s Edge ezines, as well as Focus On Your Child, and Great Mystery and Suspense magazine. He has also contributed stories to three anthologies, edited two anthologies and written two cozy mystery novels. (A third in that series is in progress.)

Tony and his lovely wife, Lara, live in NW Georgia with their champion napdog, Buddy, and recently added members of the family: Atticus, Arabella, Jem and Scout--four zebra finches.
Books And Authors I Like:
Tony Hillerman, Agatha Christie, Dick Francis, Margaret Frazer, Ellis Peters, A. C. Doyle, Leon Uris

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Yesterday I found out that DYING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND, Wolfmont Press's 2008 Toys for Tots anthology of holiday crime stories, made the cut for the 2008 softcover bestsellers list with the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association!

Here's the list:

All the authors in the anthology, and myself, are pumped about it!

Tony Burton

Posted on February 21, 2009 at 3:30am

2007 Toys for Tots Anthology arriving October 1

Last year, my publishing company, Wolfmont Publishing, put together an anthology of Christmas crime fiction for the benefit of the Toys for Tots. That anthology, BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE, raised $1,365 for the Toys for Tots foundation. Twenty fine authors contributed their stories, most of them written especially for that anthology,

This year, we decided to do it again. On…

Posted on September 10, 2007 at 12:34pm

The Sound of Murder

I just posted an audio flash story (look over there to your left... no, up a little... yeah, that's it!) It's a little over three minutes long, and I'd like your opinion on it.

It's called "Sweet Over-Indulgence" and I both wrote and produced the audio version.

Tony Burton

Posted on July 9, 2007 at 2:36am — 3 Comments

Ya know that anthology I mentioned? Well, it's here!

Yes, folks, that's right! The Crime and Suspense Anthology I is now available for your reading pleasure! It contains fifteen stories from the first fifteen months of operation of the Crime and Suspense ezine, and includes such authors as Austin Camacho, Patricia Harrington, John M. Floyd, Gay Kinman and eleven others.

I intend to publish an anthology like…

Posted on May 14, 2007 at 4:24pm

New Anthology On The Way!

Crime and Suspense Anthology I

For anyone who doesn't know, I'm also the chief editor (cook and bottlewasher) for the ezine, Crime and Suspense. We've been around since October 2005, putting out a monthly ezine that just keeps getting better!

I recently decided to select some stories from the 2005/2006 issues and put them together into an… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2007 at 6:06am

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At 6:52am on September 15, 2008, Gayle Bartos-Pool said…
You are a multi-faceted guy, Tony. I enjoy the short mysteries on Crime & Suspense. Thanks for being so generous to other writers.
At 1:41am on June 17, 2008, Annette Dashofy said…
Hi, Tony. Yes, the Citizens' Police Academy was a blast. Since we graduated last week, this will be the first Monday with no CPA and I'm already feeling the void.
At 2:38am on June 16, 2008, J.R. Lindermuth said…
Thanks Tony. Glad to be your friend anywhere.
At 3:17am on January 1, 2008, Larry W. Chavis said…
Happy New Year, and all the best in your writing in 2008.
At 1:55am on January 1, 2008, Elizabeth Zelvin said…
LOL. Thanks, Tony! Yep, Death Will Get You Sober, but there are better ways. ;) Liz
At 3:08pm on July 28, 2007, Tony Burton said…
Many conferences are genre-specific, and since you are here on Crimespace I'm making the assumption that you are talking about crime/mystery/suspense/thriller novels.

One thing to realize is that, in the world of Cons, there are two different types: CONferences and CONventions. Conventions are great for fans of the genre, but generally have less value to budding writers. So, I'd stick with conferences if possible.

Depending on how far you are willing to travel, here are a few that are coming up in the next four months:

Criminal Pursuits -

New England Crime Bake -

Forensic University of St. Louis -

Clues and Red Herrings -

Tony Hillerman Writers' Conference -

Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave (Manhattan, KANSAS) -

I know none of them are very close to us here in the Southeast, but if you take a look at their websites, you may find one that is of enough value to make it worth the trip.

At 2:30pm on July 28, 2007, joe miller said…

Thanks for the tip on this site.

I'm working on my first real novel and its good to get insite from the many different levels of experienced writers.

Are there any other conferences that you would recommend?

At 2:09pm on July 25, 2007, joe miller said…
We met at the HAW conference at the dinner on Saturday night. Thanks for the info about this site. I'm working on a project and want to stay in touch.

My card has e-mail and a new website that I just setup.

Thanks Again

At 3:18pm on July 24, 2007, Tony Burton said…
There has been some discussion about the impending demise of the Crime and Suspense ezine. With apologies to Mark Twain, the reports of it's death have been greatly exaggerated.

The Crime and Suspense ezine is still alive and well. We are taking a brief hiatus as we shift gears, however, as we are changing our format. The August issue will be on the streets as planned, but the first issue after that will be the November/December issue.

The 'zine will be bimonthly now, still with reviews, interviews and stories. We'll have more stories per issue, though, as well as audio components to each issue.

We have also gone to a paying-market and subscription-support model. If you are interested in the new way of doing things, visit the Crime and Suspense website ( for the details.
At 8:13am on April 11, 2007, Mary Saums said…
Hi, Tony - it's good to 'see' you. I didn't realize you lived in Georgia. Champion napdog, eh? :) I've got a couple of cats like that.

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