Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy release day, Hilary and Joelle!

Hey, looking for something awesome to read? Then you're in luck: today marks the release of two of this year's hottest crime debuts, THE DAMAGE DONE and SKATING AROUND THE LAW.

Am I biased? Yup - Hilary and Joelle are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Thing is, they also happen to be damn good writers. But don't take my word for it; check out what Publishers Weekly had to say:

"[A] razor sharp mystery debut. . . . Davidson offers a great portrait of sisterly love, despite a dysfunctional past, as well as a highly satisfying mystery."

"Roller skates and crime don't mix, or do they? In Charbonneau's fresh, funny debut they most certainly do."

So go on. Treat yourself. Buy a couple kick-ass books. You know you want to.

Kindle Edition

Kindle Edition

And me? I'll be checking the mailbox hourly till they get here...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Chris Rhatigan reviews my installment of A RIP THROUGH TIME

"...the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Anybody who claims reading is boring clearly hasn't read A RIP THROUGH TIME." So says Chris Rhatigan of Death by Killing.

Read the rest of his review here. And if you think that pull-quote didn't make my day, you're freakin' nuts.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dancing, et cetera.

Just wanted to pop in to say the gracious and talented Nigel Bird (seriously, his Beat on the Brat in the newest issue of Needle is flat-out fantastic) was kind (foolish?) enough to invite me to interview myself on his blog as part of his Dancing With Myself series. I have to say, I had a blast participating, even if the interviewer was kind of a dick. You can read the results here.

Also, according to David Cranmer's blog, our serial collaboration A Rip Through Time: The Dame, the Doctor, and the Device is a smash hit! Thanks to all who took the time to read it, with a special shout-out to those who commented (write this down: favorable comments make writers' days). Like you, I look forward to finding out what's in store for Rip, Ludwig, and company. More details on the e-book release as I have them...

Saturday, September 04, 2010

A Rip-Roaring Good Time

Thus far, the first installment of David Cranmer's epic multi-author pulp serial A Rip Through Time has been quite well-recieved, and I couldn't be happier. It was a blast to write, and it'll be even more fun to watch where David's stable of writers take it from here.

If you haven't checked out A Rip Through Time: The Dame, the Doctor, and the Device yet, go, do!

If you'd like to read David's thoughts about the genesis of Rip and company, check out his blog post on the topic here.

Gary Dobbs at The Tainted Archive has a brief piece up about A Rip Through Time; check that out here. (And thanks, Gary!)

And last but not least, I understand there've been some problems with the Beat to a Pulp spam filters keeping folks from commenting. Rest assured, crack editor David Cranmer is on it, but in the meantime, if you tried to comment but could not, please e-mail David at paladin-1[at]hotmail[dot]com, and he'll be sure to post it.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Chapter One of A RIP THROUGH TIME Now Available!

Flash Gordon. Han Solo. Buck Rogers. John Carter. Indiana Jones.

All evoke for me a wide-eyed sense of adventure -- a childlike edge-of-seat glee as you wait to see what happens next.

Which is why when David Cranmer asked me to pitch in and help him scrawl a new name on that list, I said, "Hell, yes!"

That name is Simon Rip. And today, my chapter of his story, A Rip Through Time: The Dame, the Doctor, and the Device, is live at Beat to a Pulp.

Check it out. Leave a comment. And if you dig it, you're in luck, because there's more a'comin'. See, David conceived of A Rip Through Time as an old-school serial, but with a twist: each installment is to be written by a different pulp practitioner. Charles Gramlich is up next, and after that, Matt Mayo takes old Rip out for a spin. Same characters. Same story. But each episode with its own unique flavor.

I, for one, am dying to see where the story goes next. (No, seriously; I haven't the foggiest idea.) Wherever it goes, there is one thing I'm sure of: I'll be reading it on the edge of my seat.

So what're you waiting for? Read it now!