Gail Farrelly grew up in the Bronx and now resides in Bronxville, NY. Having a doctorate in accounting from George Washington University, she’s taught in several universities and published numerous articles in business and academic journals. Learning about the murderous politics of academic life turned her mind to crime. The fictional kind, of course! Her first mystery, “Beaned In Boston,” in which a lecherous professor perishes even though he was well published, was named to the Washington Irving Book Selection List. Her short story, “Even Steven,” was nominated for a Derringer Award. Gail writes spoofs for the Yonkers Tribune Webpaper, YonkersTribune.com, and for a British website, TheSpoof.com. Gail shares a website, http://www.farrellysistersonline.com/, with her sister Rita, also a mystery writer.
Artist John Moody drew the Short Mystery Fiction Society logo in 2003, its depicted derringer pocket pistol representing the Society’s Derringer Awards, given annually since 1998.
BRONXVILLE, NY — May 7, 2016 — The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members’ online stories per day. Today, “Revenge of the Cellphone” by Gail Farrelly, archived at Yonkers Tribune, and “The Psychic’s Parlor” by Jennifer Soosar, archived at her website.
In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.