Friday, July 06, 2018

"7 Minutes With, Episode Two" or "The Do Some Damage Podcast Redux"

The second episode of Do Some Damage's 7 Minutes With podcast is now live! As ever, Steve Weddle solicits movie, TV, and music recommendations from Jed Ayres, Holly West, and yours truly, respectively. This episode, I offer up some musical suggestions for the Trump era (and maybe coin the phrase "Neo-Kanye" in the process). Go put it in your earholes.

EDITED TO ADD: If you'd like to hear the songs and artists Steve and I discussed, check out his Spotify playlist.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Four for Four(th)

On this, the Fourth of July, I offer up four links for your reading pleasure.

Link the First is an interview about tattoos I did with Toe Six Press. (For those who don't know, I have several—ten, to be specific, though some required multiple sittings and others have been added to over the years, which makes that number somewhat misleading.)

Link the Second is a delightful review of RED RIGHT HAND, courtesy of The Crime Warp.

Link the Third is my lovely and talented wife's interview with Tomi Adeyemi, author of the utterly engrossing runaway bestseller CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE, for Publishers Weekly.

Link the Fourth is (appropriately enough) the full text of the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Second Continental Congress on this date in 1776. If you haven't read it since grade school, give it a gander. It's a truly moving document, if a product of its time—simultaneously inspiring in its potential and a reminder of how far we've come. This (lightly edited) quote encapsulates both perfectly:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Happy birthday, America. May we one day live up to the idea of you.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Do Some Damage Podcast

Whenever Steve Weddle asks me to pitch in on a project, I say sure—partly because he and I go back a ways, and partly because he's stashed damaging Polaroids of me in safe deposit boxes around the country. (Sidebar: Jack Donaghy was right; you should never follow a hippie to a second location.)

Luckily, Steve's latest project is right up my alley. He's rebooted the Do Some Damage podcast, and invited me to contribute a regular seven-minute segment in which we chat about whatever music I've been digging. Holly West and Jed Ayres are onboard, too, talking television and movies, respectively.  Lord only knows what Steve has on them.

Wanna check it out? Click through to give it a listen.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Bastard Title

Angel Col√≥n is a damn fine writer and a good friend, so when he invited me to guest on his new podcast, The Bastard Title—which cultivates the vibe of eavesdropping on cool conversations in a writing conference bar—I was all in. My episode is now live. Click through to give it a listen, and if you dig it, be sure to subscribe via your favorite podcast platform.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Appearance: Interviewing GALE FORCE Author Owen Laukkanen, 5/17


Owen Laukkanen is one of my favorite thriller writers on the planet and a damn good guy, to boot. His latest, GALE FORCE, is a breakneck tale of maritime adventure in which a salvage crew chasing a big payday winds up on a collision course with the Yakuza.

Sounds awesome, right? It is. That's why I'm delighted to be chatting with Owen about it 7PM Thursday, May 17, at Print. The event is free and open to the public, so if you're in the greater Portland area and want to snag a signed copy of a kickass thriller, be sure to swing by. Hope to see you there!