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Review: Cold In July by Joe R. Lansdale

Cold In July by Joe R. Lansdale (9781616961619): Tachyon Publications (c1989, 2014) Lansdale’s gritty, pulpy, Texas-noir powerhouse opens in 1989 with Richard Dane being awoken by his wife in the middle of the night because she hears a prowler entering … Continue reading

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On Choices: Politics and Fiction

I’ve been thinking a lot about politics and fiction (especially speculative fiction) lately. For one thing, I often think about political issues. While I’m generally pretty mild-mannered and usually avoid political conversations, I do think about the issues. They matter to … Continue reading

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“Gauntlet” Appearing in OnSpec

I’m finally in print…for reals! The most current issue of On Spec, “the Canadian magazine of the fantastic” features my first professionally published short-story, “Gauntlet”. “Gauntlet” is the story of a freelance courier in a post-apocalyptic landscape making a very … Continue reading

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Review: The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale

The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale (9780316188456): Mulholland Books (2013) I didn’t suspect the day Grandfather came out and got me and my sister, Lula, and hauled us off toward the ferry, that I’d soon end up with worse things … Continue reading

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Double-Shot of Chuck Wendig: Double Dead and Blackbirds

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer and also happens to be one of my favorite bloggers. His writing posts are witty, profane, and right on target–his mighty beard truly holds many of the secrets of writing success. … Continue reading

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