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”
My short story “Stuffing for a Sacrifice” is up at Pulp Modern Flash. I’m stoked they liked this story, which features my character Sam the Thug and a nerdy devil worshipper. There’s also a cute black kitten. Read the story here!
Had the pleasure of sitting down virtually with fiction author Dietrich Kalteis and talk about, what else, writing. It’s always a pleasure to kick back with you, Dietrich, and congratulations on the new book, “Cradle of the Deep.” Hope everyone enjoys the chat, linked below, and be sure to grab a copy of Cradle here.Continue reading “Off the Cuff interview with Dietrich Kalteis”
For a horror anthology, starting with a sense of affection may seem a bit off genre, but when you crack open the book and read the forward, the introduction, and the summation, the passion for the project shines. We’ve all read the following words before, but this book is indeed a labor of love. WithContinue reading “Collective Darkness: a Horror Anthology book review”
It’s hard to compare “Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead with other fictional detectives – as I’ve not really come across any characters quite like him. He’s got the smoothness of a Phillip Marlowe, say if Marlowe was an ex-pro wrestler with a quirky set of family members and a penchant for banana milkshakes. Or perhaps he’s moreContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: A.J. Devlin ‘Hammerhead’ Jed Mystery Series Author”
Click here to read my latest Sam the Thug short story at Shotgun Honey and see if you can guess who (or what) is behind the door. And special thank you to Shotgun Honey’s amazing staff! I love being a part of the Shotgun Honey family.
Remember Jackson Sharp?The wily protagonist of “That’ll Be The Day: A Power Pop Heist” returns in an all new music-laden adventure with author S.W. Lauden’s “Good Girls Don’t: A Second Power Pop Heist.”The second, and worthy, addition to Lauden’s Power Pop canon begins with the Sharp family working hard for the money at their TulsaContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Good Girls Don’t with S.W. Lauden”
And featuring my Sam the Thug tale, “Kerouac’s Second Scroll.” Order copies (print and ebook) from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. From the publisher: In its fourth installment, Shotgun Honey presents twenty-three tales of crime that will hit so hard that the recoil will be felt long after the stories are done. With new andContinue reading “Out now: Shotgun Honey Presents: Recoil”
We faced a monumental decision two months ago. Do we suffer death across the globe the likes of which no one living has experienced outside of a pandemic fiction novel or do we stave off unprecedented global depression and keep the machine of industry going? Both choices were the size of horse pills and bitterContinue reading “Apocalypse Now and Later”
R.M. Greenaway has a hell of a way with words. She’s firmly situated as the captain of the ship when it comes to stark police procedurals. Her B.C. Blues Crime series takes readers to the criminal underbelly of beautiful British Columbia, into the minds of twisted souls, and those committed to bringing them to justice.Continue reading “B.C. Blues Crime fiction series: Interview with Author R.M. Greenaway”