I Get Around: Two Interviews

Author S.W. Lauden interviewed me on his site, Bad Citizen Corporation. Just two bad citizens talking crime fiction, and in my case, its middle class slant:

I’ve read a lot of fiction from the middle class perspective that looks upon the underclass like they’re Morlocks out to kill them for their money. Fairy tales that middle class shnooks whisper to each other in the dark, that if you wander out the cul-de-sac you’re gonna “see some shit”.

Elizabeth A. White had me as a guest on her site, where I discuss the lives and crimes that inspired me to write Bad Boy Boogie, and to use the epigram “This is a true story but the names have been changed to protect the guilty.” A taste:

I was raised in the same town from whence Martha Stewart sprang like a decorating demon in a cloud of brimstone and potpourri. Just on the literal other side of the tracks, the side zoned “mixed industrial,” which meant any of you suckers who built houses here, well, get used to the Alcoa chemical plant, the truck repair shop, and the teens off Route 21 racing up your hill hoping to catch air. Don’t call the cops with their plates if they flatten your pet, wait until they kill one of your kids, then maybe we’ll send a car.


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