Steve often combines hardboiled grit with absurd and fatalistic humor, but is also capable of fascinating introspection, as in the story he wrote for the Protectors anthology. Jen Conley is an editor for Shotgun Honey, and no one captures the attitude and dialogue of New Jersey like she does.
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Her characters are so full of life they claw their way off the page. His socially conscious crime fiction packs a wallop. If you want to read a story a day on your phone, you should follow Shorts2Go on Twitter. They link to a free short story every day. My recent favorite was by Octavia Butler. It seems to touch a nerve.
Beat to a Pulp Hardboiled 3 is live
Several books by authors I admire have hit the streets recently. But first, let me get this out of the way. Sabrina is a great friend, and my ideal reader: a passionate fan of crime fiction, who likes a story fraught with action, real stakes, and bloody thrills. She always puts her heart into her reviews, and if you like thrillers and noir, I highly recommend you follow her blog. First up, my friend Nigel Bird- one of my favorite short story writers- has written his first novel. In Loco Parentis is available at Amazon. She began with powerful nods to the classics, and last year she wrote The End of Everything, a daring novel about an abducted girl in the Detroit chi-chi suburbs.
I first read her in the L. Dave is an IPA hound, but he has great taste in beer. He also writes a pretty good yarn himself, like Witness to Death. And look at that cover.
David is one of my favorite editors to work with, and he really knows how to rope together a collection. Maybe he learned a little from Cash Laramie , his western marshal?
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And last but not least, the first author to influence me and make me pick up the pen was Harlan Ellison. Well, Harlan began writing juvenile delinquent tales, before he broke the chains from pulp SF and created his own audacious flavor of speculative fiction. Kicks Books is releasing them with the only slightly less squirmy title, Pulling a Train. First of all, congratulations to everyone who was nominated for a Spinetingler Award this year. The winners are listed here: Spinetingler Awards. Special thanks and congratulations to David Cranmer for editing the anthology, and calling me at the last minute when he needed a story.
Now, you know I like a good poop joke. And so do you. Go ahead, wrinkle your nose, pretend to be above it. You know why? Because I know a story in this publication is going to be read. Do you want a copy of this landmark publication in the realm of flash fiction? Of course you do.
To get it, you need to:. Oh, and to kick it off, the first poop joke I remember was a fake book title. My entry to the poopstravaganza is:. Winners will be chosen randomly one week from today when I first visit the toilet. Let the game of thrones begin!
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Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled
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Let me start off by saying this one was a lot of fun. Like this: Like Loading Is this officially out, or did you get a review copy? PDF file, Evan. David Cranmer said: Saturday, September Evan, A link on my blog will take you to Createspace and continuing updated information. Thanks, Randy.
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