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”

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”

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”

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2018

As 2019 beckons us into her titular embrace, I realize my literary to-be-read pile is something of a clean slate for the coming year. There are titles I know I want to read: my usual foray into the new Executioner novels, something by Stephen King, perhaps finish the last two Game of Thrones tomes, etc.,Continue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2018”

Photo Gallery: October Events

Check out photos of recent events in Monterey County below! Big thanks to Ace Hardware in Carmel for hosting us Arcadia authors, to Old Capitol Books for hosting a writing workshop for me and Dietrich, and for selling books at the Noir at the Bar a few night’s later. Thanks also to our Noir hosts, EastContinue reading “Photo Gallery: October Events”

Dietrich Kalteis on Poughkeepsie Shuffle

“Poughkeepsie Shuffle weaves a violent tale about banged up people with hearts full of rust. Crossing the border between bleak and bleaker, Kalteis effortlessly shifts gears from broken dreams to petty schemes with a rhythmic voice that’s all his own. If you read one book about gun smuggling, used car sales and hair restoration thisContinue reading “Dietrich Kalteis on Poughkeepsie Shuffle”

Deitrich Kalteis interview on punk and words

It’s always a delight to sit down with authors and talk shop. It’s especially cool when you get to sit down with one you admire. I got lucky with Dietrich Kalteis. His new book, Zero Avenue, is out Tuesday. The book features a gritty punk tale of crime and survival and takes no prisoners in itsContinue reading “Deitrich Kalteis interview on punk and words”

Noir at the Bar – October 20th, 2017

Picture yourself in a dimly lit room. A light bulb hangs from the ceiling, swinging slowly to and fro, as if an ethereal skeletal hand had reached down from the inky shadows and tapped it. Beneath the light are a series of faces with dark shadows for eyes and grim, black lines for mouths. TheContinue reading “Noir at the Bar – October 20th, 2017”

WRITING NEWS – Old Capitol Books author event in October

I’m very excited to announce I will be joining authors Dietrich Kalteis and JoAnn Smith Ainsworth for a special event at Old Capitol Books in Monterey, CA, on October 16th, om 3-5 p.m. We’ll be discussing our assortment of books and talking about all things literary. Dietrich is launching his new book, “House of Blazes,”Continue reading “WRITING NEWS – Old Capitol Books author event in October”