Interview at Indie Crime Scene

Dennis Chekalov was kind enough to interview me at Indie Crime Scene, a new crime fiction fan site. We talk about fighting, bullying, sexism, pulp, and crime fiction writing, the Devil’s Brigade, my time with Shooto fighters in Japan… lots of fun.

 

Let’s get Nutley… Crime and Goombah Gumbo at TAPinto Nutley

Reporter and Louisiana native Pennie Landry was kind enough to interview me at TAPinto Nutley, a local news site for my hometown, where Bad Boy Boogie takes place. Being a Cajun out of water like Jay Desmarteaux makes her the ideal interrogator!

Hop on over to read about Crime, Nutley, and Goombah Gumbo.

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Interview with Zak Mucha on fictional abusers & and how to defend against real ones

I interviewed Zak Mucha​ about his book Emotional Abuse: A Manual for Self-Defense, and we talked real and fictional sociopaths and abusers at Criminal Element​.

The full interview is here:

A Field Guide to Sociopaths, Psychopaths, Narcissists, and Other Abusers: An Interview with Zak Mucha

His book is very useful and helps you spot users, abusers, losers, and your garden variety layin’ sacks o’ shit. A useful book in these times.

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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.