“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”

Arthur Kerns




Diversion Books has published The Riviera Contract, The African Contract, and The Yemen Contract in

Paperback and may be purchased at:

· Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale, Arizona

· Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, Arizona

· Mostly Books, Tucson, Arizona

· Book Passage, Corte Madera, California

It may also be obtained from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple in eBook
and Audible format.

Short stories have gained a degree of popularity lately. Perhaps, it’s due to the hectic pace many people live today.
When traveling to and from work on a bus or metro, the short work of fiction sometimes is just the right ticket.

Themes for my stories range from travel stories, personal drama, and humor. A number of the works have been published in the The Story Teller, a publication of the Society of Southwestern Authors, and included in the
Moonlight Mesa anthology, Award-Winning Tales. The Washington Golf Monthly published a light nostalgic piece
of humor of mine.

Desert Sleuths, the Arizona Chapter of Sisters in Crime published my short stories, in its anthologies, So West: Desert Justice 2012 and So West: Lady Killers in 2019. His work appeared in The Thrill List, an Anthology of Crime Reads 2016.

A two-time winner at the Cave Creek, Arizona Film and Arts Festival, I received the first place Coyote trophy award
for Burial Sites for Sale. It’s a story about a modern Arizona ranch family dealing with the demands and temptations
of modern life.

When not working on my stories, I write book reviews that appear in the Washington Independent Review of Books. http://www.wirobooks.com

I’ve written the following reviews, which can be found in the website’s archives:

  • The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor by Mark Seal … Jul 2011
  • The Secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler Aug 2011
  • The Shadow patrol by Alex Berenson Feb 2012
  • Dead Men by Richard Pierce Jun 2012
  • Young Philby by Robert Littell Dec 2012
  • The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington Jan 2013
  • The Warriors by Tom Young Jul 2013
  • The Player by Brad Parks Mar 2014