You’ve found the web page of N. M. Cedeño, author of short stories and novels.

Most of my writing falls under the general category of mystery fiction. Some of my stories are mysteries set in the near future.  Some are set in the present.  Some are traditional mysteries. Others are closer to romantic suspense.  I even write ghost story mysteries. Yes – all over the mystery genre map.  If you aren’t interested in one type of story, maybe another will catch your eye.


Here’s the Latest News:


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is B-0115-2-1024x819.jpgMy short crime story set in the future entitled “The Wrong Side of History” is coming out in print in February 2022 in Season Five of After Dinner Conversation! After Dinner Conversation is a magazine that prints short stories that provoke deeper ethical and philosophical discussions. The magazine will provide discussion questions to help promote conversation.

“The Wrong Side of History” first appeared in the October 2021 issue of After Dinner Conversation.

What’s it about?

A 130-year-old politician living in a post-apocalyptic world is being blackmailed over his past political stances. Will the blackmailer succeed in destroying his legacy or will the fixer he hired save his reputation?

I also have two new stories accepted for publication in spring 2022! The Crimeucopia anthology series will publish a new book entitled Say What Now? in March 2022 that will include my story “Reaching for the Moon.” 

Then in April 2022, an anthology entitled Groovy Gumshoes: Private Eyes in the Psychedelic Sixties will include my short story entitled “Nice Girls Don’t. Both of these new stories feature private detectives and are set in the 1960s.

Later in the summer 2022, Black Cat Mystery Magazine will be publishing my short story “It Came Upon a Midnight Ice Storm.” Summer is the perfect time to read a Christmas story set during an ice storm, right?

I am active in and on the board of Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas Chapter. For events and activities, visit the HoTSinC website.


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