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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The Throes of Crime

October 29, 2016
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The Throes of Crime

In the late 1980s, Erik Arneson ran a play-by-mail professional wrestling simulation called the Global Wrestling Federation. It was small, but players joined from about half a dozen different states, and it generated enough income to buy an Apple IIc clone (the Laser 128), which he used throughout college. These days, Erik is celebrating the...

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