BOOK REVIEW: Crack Open the Spine of the Dragon

It is possible to read every book written by Kevin J. Anderson; difficult, yes, but not unheard of. Crazier things have happened. Other writers Hulk-out with envy at his prolific nature, and not only that, his books are engaging. That’s always a bonus. In his latest offering, Spine of the Dragon, Anderson tours readers through the popular genre ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Crack Open the Spine of the Dragon”

Halloween costumes, sea otters, and hitmen – my short story on Shotgun Honey

There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than trying to dispose of a body in Monterey Bay. Take a look at my recent short story on Shotgun Honey, “It Otter Be Illegal.” Read it here!

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”

Noir at the Bar – October 26th, 2018

It’s going to get mysterious and maybe even a tad illegal down in Monterey on Friday, October 26, at the East Village Coffee Lounge. Look for trench coats, a suspicious marine layer rolling in like spilled pea soup, shady-looking folks in sunglasses, or just a gaggle of writerly types skipping along in the fog. WhenContinue reading “Noir at the Bar – October 26th, 2018”

Phantasmagorical Goo

What makes a ghost a ghost? What exactly are they made of? When that chilly hand settles on your shoulder and squeezes, what is it? A memory? A telekinetic process sent from the Other Side? The hunt for answers has been an ongoing one since, I’m guessing, that time a Neanderthal heard footsteps in hisContinue reading “Phantasmagorical Goo”

American Static: interview with Author Tom Pitts

Some writers are like doctors. They have the stuff you need right when you need it most. Tom Pitts is an author like that. Having read American Static at a time when I was thirsty for a blast of literary danger, the book was like the tall beer Tom’s holding in his author photo. ItContinue reading “American Static: interview with Author Tom Pitts”

Interview with Clean Sweep author Michael J. Clark

Not every day is peaches and cream. Some days are just terrible. But when you find a good read, it’s always peaches and cream. This was the case when I read Michael J. Clark’s debut crime novel Clean Sweep, out this month from the fine folks over at ECW Press. It’s all warm and fuzzy,Continue reading “Interview with Clean Sweep author Michael J. Clark”

Noir at the Bar – Seaside, Calif., Oct. 2017

Thanks to all the great authors who came out for last night’s event at The Press Club in Seaside, CA, and to everyone else who gave us their Friday night. From bodies in trunks to bodies full of junk, these folks make an impression and got the criminal minds flowing. Special thanks to Dietrick KalteisContinue reading “Noir at the Bar – Seaside, Calif., Oct. 2017”