A few new publications and appearances to look out for.
The next issue of Needle: A Magazine of Noir will contain my story “Gumbo Weather,” marking the first appearance of Jay Desmarteaux, the Cajun ex-con from my novel, Bury the Hatchet. If you wanna know what “gumbo weather” means… clickie.
“Garbage Man,” the latest Denny the Dent adventure, will appear in Beat to a Pulp: Superheroes, edited by David Cranmer. It’s the longest Denny story, and sets up the novel. Denny is on the run, and goes from being a grotesque neighborhood oddity to someone parents tell bad kids will get them if they don’t quiet their violent ways.
“Tiger Mother,” set in ’40s Harlem, will appear in Noir Nation #2.
“From the Heart,” a quick shot of Chicago blues, will appear in Shotgun Honey.
I already mentioned “Red Hot,” my story for Chad Eagleton’s “Hoods, Hot Rods & Hellcats” anthology. It’s now in his hands, and I’m looking forward to this collection. It’s an era I love reading about.
“We’re All Guys Here,” will be appearing in [PANK] Magazine. I think it’s in the pulp issue, but I’m not sure.
If you click the menu up there that says “Short Stories,” it brings you to a list of my publications in print, e-book and online. Most of them are available for free.