Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Curled Up Book Review: LAST CALL FOR THE LIVING




"...a stark literary version of a Sam Peckinpah or Tarantino movie..."

Read Curled Up's review of Last Call for the Living here

Friday, May 30, 2014

NOIR AT THE BAR - DURHAM, N.C.




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. 

Go here for event details. 


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen


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.
 
 




Monday, December 9, 2013

Things to do in DENVER...


I'll be doing a few writing-related events in Denver, CO this week. My schedule:

NOIR AT THE BAR: DENVER
Thursday, Dec. 12th, 8 p.m.

LIGHTHOUSE WRITERS WORKSHOP: GUEST AUTHOR - "FRIDAY 500 PROGRAM"
Friday, Dec. 13th, 5:30 p.m.

BRUNCH - MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER
Saturday, Dec. 14th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hanson's Bar & Grill, 1301 S Pearl St, Denver, CO

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NOIR AT THE BAR: DENVER



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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Grit Lit: An Introduction



"...Peter Farris’ writing is enigmatic, explosive, and volatile."
 
LAST CALL FOR THE LIVING is among excellent company in this piece by Patrick Ledford over at Like the Dew: A Journal of Southern Culture & Politics. You can read "Grit Lit: An Introduction" here.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Last Call for the Living: French Edition


Happy to announce that French publisher Gallmeister has acquired translation rights to LAST CALL FOR THE LIVING, as well as rights to my next novel GHOST IN THE FIELDS. I'm honored and excited to join such an impressive roster of authors at Éditions Gallmeister...a roster that includes Craig Johnson, Larry McMurtry, and Rick Bass as well as some staggeringly talented pals like Steve Weddle, Benjamin Whitmer and Matthew McBride.

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.