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”
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.
Author Nevada McPherson’s book, Poser, new this year from Outcast Press, throws readers to the ugly side of life, then delivers us into the even uglier suburbs of affluence and privilege. McPherson’s debut novel comes with a mess of problems for Ambrose, a small potatoes drug pusher and our lead character, who is a lotContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Poser by Nevada McPherson”
In “Jacob, A Denouement in One Act,” author K.A. Schultz spun an elegant, dark tale around the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Her ability to weave silky prose while at the same time cooking up dark, delectable literary bites is on full display with her newest collection of stories, “Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose fromContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: K.A. Schultz on her new collection, Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose from the Neither”
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”
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”
Book one of the Barker Mysteries, “Monterey Noir,” is now available in audiobook from Wordwooze Publishing . Narrator Theo Holland does an outstanding job reading Barker’s first adventures! Click here for the Audible copy! Book Blurb: A homeless hero with the crime-solving skills of Sherlock Holmes. Not every hero lives in a mansion or worksContinue reading “Monterey Noir available in audiobook”
New from Ghost Orchid Press, with my drabble (100 word) piece, “Dick Done Hung Himself, is their anthology “100 Word Horror: Rock Band.” Read the blurb below and order a copy here! Grunge, pop, dance… Whatever your genre, music can be a huge source of inspiration for writing. For this anthology of Hundred Word HorrorContinue reading “OUT NOW: 100 Word Horror – Rock Band”
To celebrate the two year anniversary of Sam the Thug’s first short story appearance on Shotgun Honey dot com, I thought I’d do a quick reading of the story. Check it out below or read the story here.
We’re one month away from the release of “Rock Band: 100-Word Horror,” an anthology based in music from the folks at Ghost Orchid Press. My 100-word contribution, “Dick Done Hung Himself” is based on the DI punk rock classic, “Richard Hung Himself.” Preorders are available now for ebook. Print copies soon to follow. And thisContinue reading “Rock Band Anthology preorders available now”