FICTION: Slow News Day by Warren Moore

October 23, 2016
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Warren Moore

“Poor Chris Chubbuck,” I said to Bob. It was 4:53, and we’d be on in seven minutes, bringing “The News the Midlands Needs” to the elderly, shut-ins, and folks who had gotten home from work early. Bob was putting on the last of his makeup. It’s a high-definition age, and even though he hadn’t...

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Western Wednesday: Interview with Icy Sedgwick

October 19, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with Icy Sedgwick

Today I’m talking with Icy Sedgwick, author of The Guns of Retribution, To Kill a Dead Man, and Dead Man’s Hand. Brian Lindenmuth: Why westerns? Icy Sedgwick: I think in a lot of ways the western is the closest thing we have to contemporary mythology. The tales of outlaws and crackshot law men have...

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Suicide Stitch: The Dark Corners of a Former Mormon Mind

October 16, 2016
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Suicide Stitch: The Dark Corners of a Former Mormon Mind

How does an ex-Mormon Canadian runner from Calgary manage to have a short story collection published by a small US press and get a contract on her speculative fiction novel with an Australian press? Meet Sarah L. Johnson, author of Suicide Stitch, a collection of short stories from EMP Publishing, and the forthcoming Infractus,...

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Western Wednesday: Interview with Eric Beetner

October 12, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with Eric Beetner

Today I’m talking with Eric Beetner who has (so far) two westerns out this year Six Guns at Showdown and Blood Moon, both entrants in The Lawyer series from Beat to a Pulp Books Brian Lindenmuth: Why a western? Eric Beetner: I’ve always loved western stories, mostly films. The vast majority of westerns are...

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Western Wednesday: Interview with Red Seven author Robert Dean

October 5, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with Red Seven author Robert Dean

I want to hear from western writers of a more recent vintage. So I plan on using this space to give them a chance to talk about their work. First up is Robert Dean, author of The Red Seven, which came out earlier this year. Here’s a quick synopsis: Violence, regret, money, malice and...

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FICTION: Eternity By Robert Petyo

September 28, 2016
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Petyo

The day her husband died Cheryl stopped attending the non-denominational services that were held twice a week at the nursing home. She never missed them over the eight months that she had been housed there, so Jeffrey noted her absence. While visiting residents at the home he had taken an interest in her case,...

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