For close to twenty years writing technical articles for accounting and tax publications has been a source of income. My first fiction recognition was in a 1996 short story contest. Now writing full time, I have three mystery suspense novels in finished form. The three are stand alone novels with Lane Harper as the protagonist. I have a fourth mystery suspense in progress and expect this one to be finished in 2010.

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Revenge Road | Finished

Dead Haul | Finished

Blood Sins | Finished

Out of Season was selected for play production at the 2000 Judy and A.C. Greene Literary Festival in Salado, Texas. Philip’s protagonist was played by Richard Dillard . Click to Read Entire Play.

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Mystery Writers of America: Hardboiled Heroes & Cozy Cats

2008 Short Story Contest: Third Place

Philip S. Watson for The Lesson


The Greater Dallas Writers’ Association: Craft of Writing Conference

September 21, 1996: Mystery/Suspense Honorable Mention

UTD Center for Continuing Education


Mystery Writers of America: Hardboiled Heroes & Cozy Cats

2007 Short Story Award: Third Place

Philip S. Watson: Murder by the Book