Lance Carney is an award-winning thirty-plus-year hospital pharmacist. He has written medical/pharmacy based fiction since the 1980s. His first novel, Ripped Tide: A Daniel O'Dwyer Oak Island Adventure, follows a hospital pharmacist who reluctantly goes undercover to fight prescription drug diversion in a hospital near his new home. Ripped Tide is a 2017 McGrath House Indie Book Award Winner in the Humor Category.
Lance's short stories have been published in magazines, anthologies, and trade paperbacks. He often collaborates with David Moss, a friend since junior high school. "Truth is Stranger than Fishin'" (with David) was chosen for publication in The Year's Best Fantastic Fiction. One of Lance's own, "Snare of the Fowler", was published in the trade paperback Monsters from Memphis and recognized by a nomination from the Darrell Awards Jury for Best Midsouth Short Story.
Lance lives in West Virginia with his wife and too many cats. He escapes to Oak Island, North Carolina, whenever The Man isn't keeping him down.
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