“A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps” has been out three weeks. Actually, it feels a whole lot longer than that. It takes so long to write, edit, and publish a book—even a shortish one—that the actual release becomes something of a blur. Not that I’m complaining; it’s also enormously gratifying to see the thing out in the world.
If you’ve bought the book, thank you. The support means everything to me. If you haven’t yet, it’s available pretty much everywhere, including Amazon and Down & Out’s Website. (And if I run into you in person, I’ll try to think of something witty to write alongside my John Hancock.)
So far we’ve had some solid reviews (such as Out of the Gutter and Do Some Damage), and I’ve done some guest posts and interviews on Writer’s Bone, Crimespree, and Shotgun Honey, among other venues. Plus I did some readings at The Mysterious Bookshop (if you live in NYC, and you haven’t visited, you’re missing an incredible bookstore) and the Queens Book Festival.
But the hustle continues: we’ll have more reviews rolling out over the next few weeks, along with a few additional guest postings. In the meantime, here’s a cool, noir-ish image I found randomly on the Interwebz. It’s sort-of how I picture Fiona, one of the main characters of “Brutal Bunch”: