I suspect that 2014 is going to have a distinctively noir feel:
First, there’s still a chance to get stories by the DRUNK ON THE MOON crew for free! Hustle on over and pick up any Roman Dalton you’ve missed and of course, be sure to leave ratings and reviews (you’re getting them free, c’mon! It’s the least you could do — plus my reviews for It’s a Curse
didn’t carry over from the old edition so sob totally rock! Thanks for fixing that, Mr B.)
There’s the imminent release of Graham Wynd‘s Extricate novella from Fox Spirit Books. Graham’s brief noir tale, “Headless in Bury” will appear in the forthcoming Fox Pockets anthology, Missing Monarchs. Just to get you slavering for the novella, here’s my generous pull quotes:
‘EXTRICATE is a twisty-turny noir tale of dishonor amongst thieves that is skewered with hot lust and cold blooded murder.’
‘Crime meets erotica in a fevered novella. Graham Wynd has written a fluid and tight story with vivid characters in situations that are inextricably charged with a sexuality from which you will find it hard to extricate yourself.’
In September (creating a bit of havoc with teaching but how can I resist) I’ll be a featured speaker at the Crime Fiction Here and There, Now and Then conference in Gdansk, Poland. I’ll be talking about women writers of noir — yes, probably Elizabeth Sanxay Holding and Dorothy B. Hughes as you might guess. More in a few months time. I’m looking forward to seeing Agnieszka, Duffy and of course my pal Mr B at the conference.
Oooh: NOIR CARNIVAL made The Cult Den’s best of 2013 list. We’re there beside things like Alan Moore’s Fashion Beast (also on my best of list) and Film Crit Hulk’s Screenwriting 101 and lot of other cool stuff. Very pleased!
And coming out this Easter will be WHITE RABBIT my paranormal noir novel from Fox Spirit Books: with luck a cover reveal soon. The sketches have been wonderful!
And if you’re still feeling the pinch of the holiday spending, I should let you know I just added a page highlighting all the things of mine that you can read for *FREE* — free reads for you. There were more than I thought. Get stuck in!