MOUTH FULL OF BULLETS
By BJ Bourg
Howdy, folks! The time is drawing near for the premier issue
of Mouth Full of Bullets to hit the e-waves and we're extremely
excited about what we have to offer. We plan to go live
on September 7th with Issue No. 1.
This first issue is filled with goodies for everyone with
a mysterious appetite. We have stories and poems that will
shock you, scare you, and uplift you. They'll make you laugh,
cry, and check the back of your truck before driving off.
In our debut issue we will have short stories by Kevin R.
Tipple, Kimberly Brown, Stephen D. Rogers, Earl Staggs,
Tim Matson, Christine A. Verstraete, Winona B. Cross, Fran
Zafiro, John M. Floyd, JMM Holloway and Carol Kilgore.
JT Ellison, Sandra Seaman, Gary R. Hoffman, Herschel Cozine,
Tonya “Katt” Dunsmore, Kate Thornton and Barry
Ergang have contributed flash fiction.
We have poetry by Stephen D. Rogers, Gerald So and Barry
In addition to great stories and poems, we have book reviews
and a column by veteran reviewer and MFOB Assistant Editor
Kevin R. Tipple. Known for his candor, Kevin writes reviews
that are detailed and informative. If he says a book is
good, you can bet your money it is. It's always wise to
read his reviews before committing yourself to the purchase
of a book. In the debut issue of MFOB, read what he has
to say about the following novels:
Memory of a Murder by Earl Staggs, The Case of the Greedy
Lawyers by Carl Brookins, The Rogue's Game by Milton T.
Burton, The Jury Master: A Novel by Robert Dugoni and In
Plain Sight by C. J. Box
In his column titled "Target Shooting", Kevin
targets the review business and he aims to demystify the
process of seeking reviewers. In his first segment called "Getting
to Know Your Reviewer", he shoots straight to the point
and provides useful information about selecting the right
reviewer for your book. His advice will save time and money
for us writers who have little of both.
This Autumn Issue will also introduce a quarterly column
called "Writing Techniques for Winners" by award-winning
writer Dorothy Francis. In her opening segment, Dorothy
provides the steps to "Writing a Winning Beginning".
It's advice that writers of all levels will find useful.
And finally, I'm proud to announce that I had the privilege
of interviewing my favorite short mystery writer, John M.
Floyd. Since I have such a huge amount of respect for John,
it was only fitting that I request an interview with him
for the debut issue of MFOB. I was honored when he agreed
to do it. In the interview, and among many other things,
he talks about what inspired him to begin writing, how he
got his first story published, and he describes a typical
day in his life. We also talked about his new book called
Rainbow's End, which is due out in October through Dogwood
Writers can check out our submission guidelines at www.mouthfullofbullets.com/submissions_guidelines.htm
I hope y'all will check us out in September and I'd appreciate
everyone spreading the word and helping to get as much exposure
as possible for these great writers who contributed their
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