Tag Archives: 1911

NOIR IN THE HEARTLAND (or how me and Springsteen and a bunch of crime-writing badasses are making a difference)


Pay attention to this one, it’s BIG. I’m in a new anthology. I know, I know, I’m in a LOT of anthologies, but this one is a bit different. This one is a Crime Fiction anthology being put out by … Continue reading

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THE MAN WITH MANY HATS (Guest interview with Stephen Zimmer)


Okay, I met Stephen Zimmer at Con Nooga. He was hella nice and sitting next to him at panels I was struck by his well spoken manner or answering questions.  I wandered by his booth to say hello and discovered … Continue reading

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HEAD DOWN, MAKE WORDS (or how JA Konrath and Barry Eisler convinced me to write more)


Hello, hello. This is not a blog about Amazon, Konrath, or self-publishing.  That blog is coming, but it is not todays. Today I here to contemplate productivity. Basically I have found myself, after book one of the Deacon Chalk series … Continue reading

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WHEN SPIES GROW UP THEY STILL PLAY WITH THEIR TOYS (an interview with thriller author Chuck Barrett)


I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Chuck at the Dahlonega Literary Festival in 2011. I had a great time, met some great folks, hung out with folks I knew, and had a blast. Chuck was one of the guys … Continue reading

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WHEN ART IMITATES CRIME


Loyals and True Believers, Y’all know I am in a crime mood lately. I think I am gearing up to write the next novel which will NOT be a Deacon Chalk book. (Never fear, there will be much more Deacon, … Continue reading

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EYEBALLS, NEEDLES, BURLESQUE GIRLS, AND INK (or an interview with Author/Tattoo Artist Julia Madeleine)


Loyals and True Believers HARK! Today I bring you an awesome interview with a strange and unique person. She is one of the rare folks who are both a writer AND a tattoo artist like yours truly. Julia Madeleine is … Continue reading

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GOOD TIMES AND GOOD PEEPS (or a Con Nooga 2012 wrap-up)


So last weekend was Con Nooga held in Chattanooga Tn at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. It’s a nice, quiet convention. It’s not nearly as crazy as Dragoncon, (Big shout out to Derek Tatum for letting me crash at his place … Continue reading

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DON’T DO THE CRIME IF YOU CAN’T DO THE TIME (writing crime fiction)


Most everybody knows I have two great loves in reading. I may dally around in other places, chatting up other genres, dabbling here and there with my reader eye wandering, but at the end of the day I come back … Continue reading

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SPIDERS, GUNS, AND FIRE OH, HELLS YES! (or new cover art reveal)


Loyals and True Believers, Let me talk to you about covers. Now when an author gets signed and a book is going live it needs a cover. Cover art is very important. It is the first thing a reader sees … Continue reading

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WRITER FUEL (or my illicit love of coffee)


Alright. I will come clean. I love coffee. Not all coffee. You have to come at me with some flavor besides beans in water. I want a dark roast, the blacker the better (didn’t Malcolm X say the same thing?). … Continue reading

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