Monthly Archives: November 2016

Western Wednesday: Interview with David James Keaton

November 30, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with David James Keaton

David James Keaton has one of the most active imaginations out there (Stephen Graham Jones might have a slight lead, but it is close). Pig Iron is his take on the western. It is part deconstruction, part weird western, part dark comedy, and all DJK. It really does resist comparisons to other westerns and...

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FICTION: Stalker by Elizabeth Zelvin

November 18, 2016
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The first I knew about it was when Harry Arkus stopped me in the hall. “Hey, Bess! Guess who has a crush on you? Alvin Oily.” “That’s disgusting.” “No, it’s funny. He cornered me after math class and started babbling about how beautiful you are. I still have grease marks on my shirt sleeve.”...

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Western Wednesday: Interview with Jonathan Ashley

November 9, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with Jonathan Ashley

Jonathan Ashley is the author of Out of Mercy, from 280 Steps, which was published in 2015. Brian Lindenmuth: Why a western? Jonathan Ashley: Really the book is a western thematically, not in any other sense. I always had fun thinking of it as a Western in terms of a thinly veiled indictment on...

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Review: Hindsight, by Mindy Tarquini

November 8, 2016
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Review: Hindsight, by Mindy Tarquini

Deliciously original with a quirky voice that sets Mindy Tarquini in a league of her own, Hindsight is an entertaining story about a woman with the ability to see her past lives, who is desperate to find a way to break this curse. “But here’s the bitch about memory. It allows us to return...

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FICTION: One Gold Tooth by Patrick Cooper

November 6, 2016
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“That cat right there,” Isaac said. “That’s the one I been talking about.” Markus put his drink down on the bar and looked where Isaac was pointing. “The fat one?” “Fat as a house.” The fat man bent over the pool table and lined up a shot. Markus figured him to be in his...

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No Happy Endings for Angel Colon

November 4, 2016
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No Happy Endings for Angel Colon

Angel Luis Colon is the author of The Fury of Blacky Jaguar, No Happy Endings, and the in-progress short story anthology; Meat City on Fire (and Other Assorted Debacles). He’s an editor for the flash fiction site Shotgun Honey, has been nominated for the Derringer Award, and is published in multiple web and print...

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Western Wednesday: Interview with Bill Crider

November 2, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with Bill Crider

Bill Crider shouldn’t need an introduction. We all know him, we all love his cats him. Bill Crider may best be known for his mysteries but he’s also written a number of westerns over the years: Ryan Rides Back, Galveston Gunman, A Time for Hanging, Medicine Show, Outrage at Blanco, and Texas Vigilante. They...

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