Her titles, which have sold in the region of 300,000 copies, have been published in print, digital, audio and CD formats as well as book club editions. Her books and short fiction have been translated into multiple languages. Mitzi has appeared at literature festivals worldwide including Miami Book Fair International, Wordplay Book Festival (Scotland), Cambridge Literary Festival (England) and The Cheltenham Festival of Literature (England). She has an aggregate social media following of 55,000, encompassing multiple presences on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Crimespace etc. plus newsletter subscribers. She maintains a blog of personal essays at Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto's Weblog and created/presented the London-based Web TV channel Mitzi TV. She's lectured in creative writing at several British universities and teaches writing from Europe to the Pacific Northwest. Her anthology Erotic Travel Tales 2 is the first anthology of erotica to feature a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. A story from her crime anthology Getting Even: Revenge Stories received a "Highly Commended" from the UK Crime Writers Association's Silver Dagger Awards.
Mitzi Szereto (mitziszereto.com) is an acclaimed author and anthology editor whose books encompass multiple genres including true crime and crime fiction, gothic fiction, cozy mystery, satire, parody, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal romance, erotic fiction, and general fiction and nonfiction. Her many popular titles include the anthologies in her true crime franchise The Best New True Crime Stories, and her novels Florida Gothic and Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. She has appeared at major international literature festivals and taught creative writing around the world, including several universities in the United Kingdom. She has the added distinction of editing the first anthology of erotica to include a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Mitzi has produced and presented the London-based web TV channel Mitzi TV, and also plays herself in the pseudo-documentary British film Lint: The Movie. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @MitziSzereto.
"True crime fans hungering for juicy tales of hot-blooded murder
will gobble up the offerings in this irresistibly page-turning
-Harold Schechter, author of Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men
"A grand sweep through tales of an abused wife's murderous revenge in Victorian-era Canada; a 1980 Brink's robbery in San Francisco by an unfailingly polite, gay thief who adopts a new identity and squanders his fortune in a sybaritic lifestyle in New York before being arrested; a husband's revenge murder of his adulterous wife in sexually licentious postwar England, leading to an unusual appeal to the House of Lords before he is hanged; the sensational 2012 'Facebook Murder' in the Netherlands signaled by the online post 'A Girl Dies Today At 3 p.m.'; and the sordid tale of Evelyn Nesbit, gorgeous salesgirl turned famed actress, and her role in a love triangle with a prominent New York architect and the railroad scion who murders him in a rage on the rooftop theater of Madison Square Garden. Headlines in the sensationalist New York newspapers scream of the 'Trial of the Century'-but of course it's only 1906, and the century is still quite young."
-Joe Sharkey, author of Above Suspicion
"Szereto and her contributors' dark stories and clean writing styles combine for a gripping read. Wonderful!"
-Liza Rodman, author of The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer
"What motivates people to kill and commit heinous crimes? Is it a snap decision or calculated, plotted, and sinister? There's a whole lot of reasons, hence our endless intrigue about what goes on in the minds of criminals. This volume of crime cases edited by true crime queen Mitzi Szereto is a fascinating look at crimes where perpetrators let their rage and bad judgment take over. With historical crimes and more contemporary ones featured, it's also interesting to see how our understanding of violence has evolved over the years."
-Emily Webb, co-host of Australian True Crime podcast and author of Angels of Death: Doctors and Nurses Who Kill
"The true heart of darkness is in true crime. Crime fiction authors are an inventive bunch, but rarely have they created stories of passion, obsession, and revenge as compelling as these true accounts of what the passionate human heart and obsessive mind can make a person do. You may pity some of the killers in this collection; you may loathe others. But I guarantee you won't forget them."
-Peter Guttridge, critic and crime fiction author
"The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge is Mitzi Szereto's most thoughtfully constructed and fully stacked collection I've yet to read. There's no filler. Everyone writes something deeper and also scratches that true crime itch that you came for. Even if you didn't know it needed scratching until now."
-Get On My Damn Level
"For those who want a little variety with their true crime, The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes Of Passion, Obsession & Revenge is a solid choice.... For a true crime book with a difference, this one will have you reading long into the night."
-Serial Killers Shop