Uranus Jokes up at Pulp Modern Flash

Ever wondered how Sam the Thug would react to bad dad jokes? Find out in “Uranus Jokes,” my newest flash fiction story available to read free at Pulp Modern Flash! I’m thrilled they enjoyed the story enough to have it on their awesome site. Read the story here.

Guest at Criminal Minds

Thank you to author Dietrich Kalteis for having me on as a guest for the Criminal Minds weekly question! Read my thoughts on writing awards here and let me know what you think. Each week, writers are asked to respond to provocative questions about crime fiction, writing, publishing and life.

Christmas crime story out at Punk Noir

Sam the Thug faces not one, but two Santas in his latest crime-riddled tale. Find out how Sam spent the Christmas holiday in “Damn Santas” and meet Santa Big and Santa Bigger, two guys with a hard-on for the season of giving. Read the story online at Punk Noir Magazine and God bless us, everyone.

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Author Dietrich Kalteis on Under an Outlaw Moon

There are two writers I look forward to reading every year: Stephen King and Dietrich Kalteis. Like King, Dietrich is a writer readers can count on to produce compelling stories on a regular basis. His intense latest thriller, like many of his prior novels, takes us back to an era when life wasn’t as peachy.Continue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Author Dietrich Kalteis on Under an Outlaw Moon”

Sam the Thug hits double digits

My crime fiction character, Sam the Thug, with a last name I’ve forgotten, celebrated a milestone this October when his tenth short adventure appeared in Guilty Crime Story Flash. It’s great to immediately connect with a character and have that character connect with readers! I love writing someone with rough edges, a worn-down soul, andContinue reading “Sam the Thug hits double digits”

Sam the Thug meets a palm reader

What happens when Sam the Thug meets Madam Halo in San Francisco’s Haight Street on Halloween? Find out in “The Palm Reader of Haight Street: A Halloween Tale” – up now from the fine folks at Punk Noir Magazine. Read the story free here and happy Halloween!

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: I’ll Pray When I’m Dying with Stephen J. Golds

Broken people in a broken system. Could describe us all. Each of us are damaged goods in some way. Definitely sums up the cast of characters in the historical, noir-injected book, “I’ll Pray When I’m Dying,” the latest from author Stephen J. Golds. “Broken” is a word that deftly describes our lead protagonists, Ben HughesContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: I’ll Pray When I’m Dying with Stephen J. Golds”

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”