Life Just Bounces into Bouchercon!

Murder Under the Oaks-200x300I am delighted to say my story ‘Life Just Bounces’ for has been selected for the upcoming Bouchercon anthology Murder Under the Oaks. Plus editor Art Taylor added, “Let me say how much I adored your story!”

Woot! I originally wrote this as a short play and when reminded by Thomas Pluck of the fast-approaching deadline for the anthology, hastily rewrote it as a short story. I still think it would great fun for performance. It made me laugh!

Yes, of course I looted another Fall song title:

See the full table of contents at Down & Out Books so you too can be gobsmacked (seriously, what company to be amongst!) and order a copy if you’re of a mind to do so.

See you at Bouchercon!

Audio Audacity

extricate ebook 72ppiYesterday’s feature was my reading at NoirCon of a snippet from Extricate:

Live at NoirCon: Three Minutes of Terror, Part 2 (S2E4)

It features readings by ten authors: Kevin Catalano, Matt Cook, Keith Gilman, Rob Hart, William Hastings, Nik Korpon, Peter Rozovsky, Wallace Stroby, Graham Wynd, and me.

THREE MINUTES OF TERROR was organized and hosted by Joe Samuel Starnes. It was great fun for the readers and audience alike — the fast pace works very well. Enjoy!

This is part 2 of 2. Part 1 is available here.

Listen here.

Live at NoirCon: Three Minutes of Terror, Part 2 on the Title 18: Word Crimes Podcast

And today? A little Shot Gun Honey tale with me playing around with recording effects:

Free: The Liberator by Paul D. Brazill


The Liberator is short, sharp story that kicks off a new noir/ horror serial from Paul D. Brazill, creator of Roman Dalton – Werewolf PI.  A priest tracks down his kidnapped sister and finds her trapped in a nest of evil. Van Helsing meets The Punisher in a hard-boiled noir/ horror.


Like black pudding, it don’t get much blacker. If you’re accustomed to Brazill’s off-kilter humour lightening the mood between grisly bonecracks, you won’t find much of it here. This little gem is hard as diamond and goes relentlessly for the throat. The seedy London that lives in so much of his work appears here as in stark black ink. The tale speeds along like a noir nightmare with just a touch of the supernatural. Bitter and black as a vampire’s heart.

Part of the Xmas freebies from Blackwitch Press: get them all before the deal is done.


Biscuits: A Little Noir Treat

A little video of my very brief noir tale featured in Extricate/Throw the Bones available of course from Fox Spirit Books. Enjoy.

You can also watch the book trailer for Extricate here.