News & Events

January 2024
NEWS ALERT! Here it is—the stunning cover for Barbara Gayle Austin’s thriller WHAT YOU MADE ME DO, coming August 20, 2024 from Crooked Lane Books. The intriguing design perfectly captures the heart of the story. Mark your calendars for the release date, and be sure to pre-order your copy from a bookseller near you. 


September 2023
Austin’s noir short story Breakdown was published in Mystery Tribune in September 2023. Click here to read the story for free.


August 2023
Barbara Gayle Austin signed a publishing contract with Crooked Lane Books for her suspense novel WHAT YOU MADE ME DO in August 2023. The novel is set in Amsterdam and Wexalia, a fictional Dutch island. Wexalia is modeled after a real Dutch island in the Wadden Sea.


August 2023
The Bequest was published in the Aestas 2022 anthology in August 2023. One of the judges in the competition said: “Sharp, hooky writing, full of intrigue with some lovely characterization and attention to detail.