Seven gritty crime writers descend upon downtown Durham to talk books and writing at 106 Main. Join Grant Jerkins, Phillip Thompson, Steve Weddle, Eryk Pruitt, Charles Dodd White, Peter Farris and Chad Rohrbacher for a night so dangerous, you're going to need a drink.
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I find myself in the company of some fine writers in this forthcoming anthology inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen. Here's the scoop from publisher Gutter Books / Zelmer Pulp:
Zelmer Pulp, a group of fearless, genre-bending writers, and Gutter Books, renowned publisher in the noir/crime field, has taken an all-star roster of twenty-two established and up-and-coming authors and entrusted them with one simple mission: use a Springsteen song title to craft a piece of kick-ass pulp fiction. And the results are staggering, running the gamut from gritty, shoot ’em out hardboiled capers, to the perils of isolation in the cold vacuum of space. Each story is a touching portrait on the plight of the downtrodden, in the rich tradition of the Boss himself.
A little more background on the project from editor Joe Clifford.
My contribution (WHAT LOVE CAN DO) was influenced by several .45 caliber shell casings I found while working in the backyard of my first home (a foreclosure) last summer.
I'd like to thank the Rocky Mountain Chapter, Mystery Writers of America for inviting me to participate in NOIR AT THE BAR: DENVER next month. On Thursday, Dec. 12 I'll join authors Christine Goff, C.T. Jorgensen, C.J. Howell and Court Merrigan, most likely reading something from my next novel GHOST IN THE FIELDS, as well as a scene from LAST CALL FOR THE LIVING that involves firearms and Canebrake rattlesnakes. If you're in the Denver area and a fan of crime/mystery fiction, do consider checking it out.
Where: Under the Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO When: Thursday Night, December 12th Time: 8:00 p.m. Cost: Cash Bar
Program: Get ready for the urban grit and decay beneath the façade of the modern American city. Or the cold barrel of an assassin's pistol pressed to the back of your neck. Whatever the setting, it'll be a night of desperate characters going beyond easy moral compromises. Come enjoy readings of hard-hitting prose from established and up-and-coming mystery writers.
As a boy I used to marvel at the foreign editions of my father's novels, and when I got serious about writing publishable fiction, I often wondered if some day my work might be translated and read in other parts of the world. Needless to say it's a dream come true. Major thanks to the folks at Inkwell Management for facilitating my first foreign rights deal.