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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Western Wednesday: Interview with Eric Red

October 26, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with Eric Red

Today I’m talking to Eric Red. Eric Red is known for writing films like The Hitcher and Near Dark. He’s also written a fun western/horror book called The Guns of Santa Sangre. Brian Lindenmuth: Why westerns? Eric Red: The mythology of hero and villain cowboys with guns on horses in a hard landscape where...

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The Secret to a Successful Author Event

October 24, 2016
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Recently, my writing group hosted a Skype conference with Sarah L. Johnson. Author of Suicide Stitch and the forthcoming Infractus, by day Johnson is the literary events manager at Owl’s Nest, an indie bookstore in Calgary, AB, Canada. As she explained, her role involves “wrangling writers and readers and bringing them together for events...

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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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