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.

New Interview at Off the Cuff

Thank you to Dietrich Kalteis for having me on as a guest at Off the Cuff! I enjoyed chatting about Murder & Mayhem in Tucson, not to mention a quick chat about what I have coming up. Be sure to check out the interview here!

Murder and Mayhem in Tucson in Top 21 for 2021

Thank you to Punk Noir Magazine and Stephen J. Golds for ranking “Murder & Mayhem in Tucson” as one of their top 21 picks for 2021! If you haven’t checked out Punk Noir yet, be sure to take a look at their content here! Read the full Top 21 of 21 here! And click hereContinue reading “Murder and Mayhem in Tucson in Top 21 for 2021”

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”

Murder & Mayhem in the news

Thanks to KOLD News and Tucson Local Media for featuring my latest nonfiction book, “Murder & Mayhem in Tucson.” And also thank you to Barnes and Noble at the Foothills Mall for having me over for a book signing last week. Look below for a few pics and click here to read the story onContinue reading “Murder & Mayhem in the news”

Murder and Mayhem in Tucson reviewed in Punk Noir

My fifth nonfiction book, “Murder & Mayhem in Tucson,” will be available everywhere Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Punk Noir Magazine had a few nice words to say about the new book, which features tales of death and destruction of Tucson, Arizona, and the surrounding area. Read their review here! Copies for the book can beContinue reading “Murder and Mayhem in Tucson reviewed in Punk Noir”

OUT NOW: 100 Word Horror – Rock Band

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”

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”

Rock Band Anthology preorders available now

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”

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”