Monday, August 06, 2018

Stuff & Nonsense

The lovely and talented Alex Segura was kind enough to feature me in his latest newsletter, in which we discuss what I've been working on lately, recent reads I'd recommend, and the only reason I'm not morbidly obese. Give it a gander, and consider subscribing while you're at it!

Thursday, August 02, 2018

7 Minutes With, Episode Four

For this episode of 7 Minutes With, Steve and I steal a page from the AV Club's late, lamented "Random Rules" feature by pressing shuffle and talking about the first five songs that come up. (It's possible I was just too lazy to prepare.) And, of course, Jed and Holly talk movies and TV, respectively, albeit with considerably more forethought. Click through to give it a listen!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7 Minutes With, Episode Three

Episode three of Do Some Damage's 7 Minutes With podcast is now live! In this episode, Steve Weddle and I chat about two new records worth checking out, plus classic July releases from Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, the Beastie Boys, and more. Steve also talks to Jed Ayres about movies, and Tom Pitts fills in for a vacationing Holly West on the TV beat. Click through to give it a listen.

Monday, July 16, 2018

UNLOADED Vol. 2 is now available!

Anyone who regularly reads this blog, or follows me on social media, knows that I'm a passionate advocate for commonsense gun control—so I was delighted that Eric Beetner invited me to contribute to the second volume of his Anthony Award nominated UNLOADED series.

These anthologies are a who's who of the crime-fic world. UNLOADED Vol. 2: More Crime Writers Writing Without Guns features contributions from Sara Paretsky, James Ziskin, Laura McHugh, and the late Bill Crider, to name but a few. It also features a brand new short story called "Con Season" by yours truly. And, oh yeah, it's out today!

As with the first volume, every story in UNLOADED Vol. 2 is firearm-free—although guns feature prominently in E.A. Aymar's moving essay—and all proceeds go to States United to Prevent Gun Violence. To be clear, though, the UNLOADED series is neither partisan nor anti-gun. Contributing authors hail from both sides of the political aisle, and many of them own guns. What unites us is our desire to end put an end to senseless bloodshed. If you'd like to do your part, and get some kickass crime fiction in the process, pick up a copy of UNLOADED Vol. 2 today.