Read the newest Sam the Thug story free

Sam the Thug returns in “Write on me, Sam,” at Shotgun Honey. Hired to write in longhand on the body of a beautiful woman, Sam thinks he’s in for a bit of a good time, but he’d be wrong. Thanks to the awesome folks at SGH for accepting this, one of my favorite, Sam tales.Continue reading “Read the newest Sam the Thug story free”

Book Review: Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand by Stephen J. Golds

Stephen J. Golds pens a masterful blend of gritty street prose and lyrical elegance in his latest offering “Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand” – out April 30 from Close to the Bone Publishing. While it may feel like a long book title, Love Like Bleeding Out describes the poetryContinue reading “Book Review: Love Like Bleeding Out with an Empty Gun in Your Hand by Stephen J. Golds”

Hoosier Noir at the Bar (virtual) is Saturday, April 17

Join us for a chill afternoon of crime. The folks at Hoosier Noir have assembled an amazing list of authors to read from their work for a virtual Noir at the Bar. The Hoosier Noir at the Bar will be held on Saturday, April 17, starting at 7 pm eastern time. I’ll read from myContinue reading “Hoosier Noir at the Bar (virtual) is Saturday, April 17”

Coming soon: Beneath: An Anthology of Dark Microfiction (Hundred Word Horror)

Ghost Orchid Press releases their next hundred word horror anthology on April 28, 20221! This anthology features tales of the underground, what’s beneath us, and what’s smothering us. My suffocating microfiction tale, “Sand Crush,” will be among the many voices featured in this new anthology of horror. Preorders are up now here! Print copies availableContinue reading “Coming soon: Beneath: An Anthology of Dark Microfiction (Hundred Word Horror)”

Out Now: Wild Violence

Blood Rites Horror released their latest anthology, “Wild Violence,” April 13th. The horror anthology features my prickly cactus story “Grand Daddy Saguaro” and a wealth of other great authors. All proceeds from the book go toward Wildlife Protection and Conservation. Grand Daddy Saguaro follows Van, a border coyote, after delivering his passengers across the MexicanContinue reading “Out Now: Wild Violence”

Bitter Chills: A Horror Anthology – Out Today!

Be sure to read my latest short story, “The Violent Snow,” in the anthology “Bitter Chills: A Horror Anthology.” Out today from Blood Rites Horror, the story features a wannabe writer cabin-bound during a snowstorm. He opens a package from a university friend and within it finds the 3-D printed larynx of an unidentified creature.Continue reading “Bitter Chills: A Horror Anthology – Out Today!”

Pulp Modern story out now

Pulp Modern, Vol. 2 Issue 6, Winter 2020, is out now! My Sam the thug story, “Art Model Noir,” is among the great tales found within. In Sam’s latest adventure, he finds himself hired out to pose nude for a group of senior artists. Only he wasn’t hired to be naked; he was hired toContinue reading “Pulp Modern story out now”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2020

It was a year of weariness and masks, deaths and destruction, and a tough one on all of us. Staying home more than normal also meant changes in routines, or more accurately the loss of routine, and struggling to wear anything more than sweat pants and a robe, much less keep up with the news.Continue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2020”