Greg Kellogg is pretty honest for a liar. He’s lived in Versailles, New Hampshire (population: yes) for his whole adult life, working as a handyman and telling little lies, the kind that mend rakes and chill beer and keep his lights on even when the power’s out. Pastor Julie is new in town, and she and Greg seem to keep bumping into each other. Greg likes it that way. But when she brings him a job one crisp fall morning, they get drawn into a town mystery: an old lie and a string of deaths that might catch up to Julie’s troublesome daughter. Greg’s a damn good liar, but this job might call for some hard truths instead.
The Liar was a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novella.
John is an engineer and writer living in New Hampshire with his partner and two ridiculously fluffy cats. His previous work, The Liar, was shortlisted for a Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2016. He was the SFWA Director-at-Large until 2018 and is now the Short Fiction Committee Chair. He has a PhD in Engineering and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.