Monthly Archives: April 2009

Conversations with the Bookless: Albert Tucher

April 30, 2009
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According to his bio Albert Tucher is the author of over twenty published stories and four unpublished novels all featuring his character, a prostitute named Diana Andrews. David Cranmar said that “Al has created a character we care for” about Diana Andrews. Who are your influences and what is your most unlikeliest influence? I...

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Conversations with the Bookless – Robert Pesa

April 29, 2009
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I’m going to be honest, I don’t know a whole lot about Robert Pesa except that I really liked his story Random Acts of Fatherhood, a strong character piece that comes to a quiet and unexpected conclusion. Robert Peza has published stories in the magazines Mysterical-E, Amarillo Bay, Conversely, Shots, Millenium Writings, and Gorilla...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Patrick Shawn Bagley

April 28, 2009
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When you talk about writers who are right there on the cusp of getting published and earning wider recognition then Patrick Shawn Bagley’s name is right there near the top of the list. So, on the count of three, let’s all push at the same time. Ready? One Two Three What is the value...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Patti Abbott

April 27, 2009
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My first exposure to Patti’s work was her story, The Scarecrow, in the first issue of Murdaland. Then, sometime later, I started reading her blog and, I’m a little embarrassed to say, it took me a little bit to make the connection. What you get when you read a Patti Abbott story is a...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Greg Bardsley

April 23, 2009
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Greg Bardsley’s writing is clear, clean and precise, showing his years of writing experience. One of the Bardsley hallmarks seems to be these oddball, fucked up characters who are oblivious to what others think about them. They aren’t there for your judgment or even amusement, they just are. Where are you, right now, as...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Jordan Harper

April 22, 2009
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Jordan Harper has been putting out stories for a few years now and has been writing for even longer. As a result his work has a real nice, polished feel to it. He understands pace, action and plot and his stories move, excite and entertain. Of Harper’s story Playing Dead, Dave Zeltserman said the...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Frank Bill

April 20, 2009
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Frank Bill is doing some interesting things with his writing. It’s confrontational but also stylistically challenging. Reading one his stories is like being in a boxing match; there is a flurry of lightening quick jabs and before you know it the bell has rung, the round is over and you have some busted up...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Jedidiah Ayres

April 19, 2009
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Jed Ayres is among a select group of online zine writers that has amassed a bit of a following. New stories of his get talked about and linked to and any discussion of the best of the up and comers that didn’t include his name would be instantly deemed irrelevant. Who are your influences...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Keith Rawson

April 18, 2009
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Here is a conclusion that I came to about Keith Rawson. The guys acts like a pro. Even if I sometimes disagree with him I’m confident he will make it for that simple fact alone. Keith’s fiction contains scenes of, sometimes, shocking brutality and when he is firing on all cylinders it is confrontational...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Anonymous-9

April 17, 2009
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Anonymous 9 is one the best crime fiction writers that you aren’t reading. As her work progressively get better and stronger it’s in the select company of other authors whose work reduces me to shouting Randy Jackson like exclamations like a cracked out mattress salesman. Who is Anonymous 9? Why is she anonymous? Does...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Sandra Seamans

April 16, 2009
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A couple of years ago Jeff Vandermeer ran a series of blog posts called Conversations With the Bookless. The Conversations with the Bookless series was designed to showcase those writers who are up and coming, who don’t yet have a collection or a novel out, who are making their names known writing short stories....

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