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”

Off the Cuff interview with Dietrich Kalteis

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”

Collective Darkness: a Horror Anthology book review

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”

The Man with the Moist Lips available to read now

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.

Out now: Shotgun Honey Presents: Recoil

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”

B.C. Blues Crime fiction series: Interview with Author R.M. Greenaway

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”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2019

The roaring twenties are upon us. And I am already tired of the Gatsby references. Luckily there are plenty of books to take us away from those things. And there will be some awesome books in the New Year likely to make us forget all about Fitzgerald. Maybe. There were some damn good stories inContinue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2019”

BOOK REVIEW: The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night

There are times when you start reading a book without knowing what to expect. Such was the case with D.E. Night’s young adult (YA) fantasy book, The Crowns of Croswald. It was familiar yet wholly new at the same time – and it turned into an energetic, comfortable reading experience. This review comes from aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night”

Read an excerpt from Call Down the Thunder: A crime novel by Dietrich Kalteis

Dietrich Kalteis has produced another gem with his latest historical crime novel, “Call Down the Thunder,” out this month from ECW Press. Read the description below followed by an excerpt of the novel courtesy of ECW. Find your copy here! Amazon.com description: Sonny and Clara Myers struggle on their Kansas farm in the late 1930s,Continue reading “Read an excerpt from Call Down the Thunder: A crime novel by Dietrich Kalteis”

BOOK REVIEW: Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien a tasty recipe for clever mysteries

I dove into Dim Sum of All Fears (the second in the Noodle Shop Mystery series) and found a gem in the contemporary cozy mystery scene. The first in the series, Death by Dumpling, will now be my second to get me back on track with these remarkable stories. That makes sense, right? This deliciousContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien a tasty recipe for clever mysteries”