Smart Rhino Publications

Wil A. Emerson

Wil A. Emerson writes from her home in Raleigh, North Carolina. A transplanted northerner, her stories take a leap of faith for the southern beach reader expecting charm and wit. Wil’s been published in women’s fiction, a story about a kindly older woman befriending a wishful gal. But most of Wil’s stories focus on the dead or deadly. An award winner in the Bould Anthology Award issue 2020, she was also featured in the 2019 and 2021 publications. Her story, “The Works,” will appear in an upcoming Crimeucopia anthology published by Murderous Ink Press. You can also view her artwork, nature in acrylics, at

Her story, "Just Call Wally," appeared in Asinine Assassins.