Category Archives: Writing

Bouchercon 2019: More Real Than the Housewives: Unlikeable Women Panel

Bouchercon 2019. More Real Than the Housewives: Unlikeable Women Panel. Friday, 1 November, 4PM in Reunion G-H.Recorded by Patrick von Wiegandt and transcribed here by Gabriel Valjan. Any errors are my own. Photos: John Thomas Bychowski, unless otherwise stated. Panelists: … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2019: Evolution of the Noir Genre

Bouchercon. Conversation about the Evolution of the Noir Genre Panel, 1 November 2019, 1PM in Landmark C in Dallas Hyatt Regency. Recorded by Patrick von Wiegandt and transcribed here by Gabriel Valjan. Any errors are my own. Panelists: Moderator, Eryk Pruitt … Continue reading

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The Skeleton Code

The surgeon is to what as a satirist is to words? The answer is scalpel. The surgeon uses it to cut out disease and the satirist uses words to mock a social ill. Authors Alla Campanella and Ken Massey ridicule … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Man of Honor

There was another smile, the scrape of tines, and a pause. “I also know that your father left you and your mother.” Though he squirmed in his chair, Alessandro tried to not feel humiliated by that truth. He had learned … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Corporate Citizen (Roma Series Book 5)

“Is this Mr. DiBello?” said a woman’s voice through the long-distance connection. “This is he,” Gennaro answered. Bianca raised her eyes at hearing him speaking in English. She had just come into the room with their afternoon drinks. She was … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Two Warriors

He had the AC on. He waited for his chance to claim his spot on the highway. He had the radio on. Retro song. He heard the Spanish word colitas in the lyrics. He thought of the language he hadn’t … Continue reading

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Paladins: a charity anthology against Cancer

Mark Wilson’s cover art for Paladin, the charity anthology that editor Aidan Thorn put together to drum up financial support and recognition for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in honor of ‘Henri’ Furchetnicht, wife of Brit Grit crime writer Craig … Continue reading

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