FIVE MOVES OF DOOM – Review and interview with A.J. Devlin

A. J. Devlin’s freshman book “Cobra Clutch” won the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award and was named a finalist for the 2019 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards. Not a bad feat for old “Hammerhead” Jed, who this month returns in the kickass “Five Moves of Doom,” the third muscle-flexing entry in Devlin’s tough-as-nails, banana-shaking crime series.Continue reading “FIVE MOVES OF DOOM – Review and interview with A.J. Devlin”

PINTO’S BAG OF CHIPS – A New Sam the Thug tale

Thank you to Guilty Crime Story for publishing Sam’s latest adventure on their flash fiction page. Head on over there to see how Sam manages to take on a guy who likens himself like Lou Ferrigno’s understudy. Pinto’s Bag of Chips can be read here.

Voodoo, new Sam the Thug tale up at Punk Noir Magazine

Big thanks to Stephen J. Golds and Punk Noir Magazine for taking in my latest Sam the Thug, “Voodoo,” in which Sam is hired as a guinea pig for mystical madness. The story can be read free today! Read Voodoo here.

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!