Noir on the Radio (and host Greg Barth) were kind enough to have me on the podcast over the weekend. These kinds of things are scheduled well in advance, so I didn’t anticipate finding myself in the woods (long story) as I answered questions about crime fiction, writing influences, and editing cadence. I’m not always great when it comes to radio and television—if you’re looking for pure comedy gold, dig up some of the interviews I’ve done on BBC and Fox News—but I thought I did a good job of curing my usual interviewing-related jitters, because I was more concerned about being eaten by bears.
Anyway, “A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps” is officially two months old. I believe the Mysterious Bookshop in NYC is down to its last signed copy, if you happen to find yourself in the area. Otherwise, it’s still available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, your local indie if you hate massive publishing conglomerates, etc.
I’m also really excited about the short story I have in the newly released “Hard Sentences: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz” (edited by the always-great David James Keaton and Joe Clifford). There’s a fantastic murderer’s row of crime-fiction writers in this one. Kirkus Reviews called it “an exquisitely moody, searing assemblage of tales, each distinctively contributing to the atmosphere and desperation of The Rock.” Plus, if you’re a fan of Johnny Cash, my story’s got a nice little surprise for you.
If you’re short on time and looking for a bit of moody entertainment, check out the trailer for the “Blade Runner” sequel. Hopefully the actual movie is even better.