FREE This Week: Hard-Boiled Witch

Happy Halloween! All this week, the first Hard-Boiled Witch is FREE! Help yourself and then try the others. They’re just 99¢/99p each. Click the image below or head to your Amazon. Hecate Sidlaw eats punks like you for breakfast — at least that’s what her familiar Henry claims. When someone needs a protection spell or…

Out Now: Chastity Flame eBook Boxset

CHASTITY FLAME ADVENTURES BOX SET Price: $5.99 This box set includes: Chastity Flame, #1 Move over James Bond! Chastity Flame works for a nameless organization. You won’t hear about the work she does either. She loves her job as a secret government operative. She foils criminal masterminds, travels the world, and finds new lovers in…

New Interview and forthcoming Clues

I had a delightful interview with Dave Probert at Tangential Deviation. The conceit of the series is that you begin wherever the last interviewee stopped, so we began with light sabers and ping-ponged through a variety of subjects in the very tangential way that comes to me perfectly naturally (attention span of an otter: check!). I…

Out Now: Hard-Boiled Witch 4

Out now! The fourth tale in the Hard-Boiled Witch series. Set in a slightly more magical Dundee, the tales make use of local stories and locations (yeah, had to make a reference to the V&A). When a new burlesque club opens in Dundee, the owner calls on Hecate Sidlaw to deal with some strange attacks…

Free Magic

I’m working on Abra Cadavra, also known as Hard-Boiled Witch 4, so all this week I’ve put up book 3 for FREE (click the picture for US, for UK click here): Hard-Boiled Witch: Charms O’erthrown Book three in the series Print Length: 25 pages Hecate Sidlaw finds herself in a wild storm of shady folks…

Happy Birthday to a Legend (or two)

I should be on my way across the Atlantic at present, but I have to be sure to say a happy birthday to a couple of legends today: Tony Hancock and Paul D. Brazill. They both make me laugh like a crazy person, so if you don’t know them already, you shouldn’t waste any time…

SpeakEasy Radio: Ham and Humour

Today’s brief episode on SpeakEasy Radio deals with Ham on Heels, S. L. Johnson‘s illustration that inspired it, Henri Bergson, Totie Fields and more. In my abundant free time, I have a book to write on comedy. Maybe someday I’ll get to it…

PCA: Noir and Hard-Boiled Panel

Noir and Hard-boiled Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm Balcony N Presentations Title Body Presenter Affiliation Presentation type No Reason for Pessimism: Exploring Aki Kaurismäki’s Finnish ‘Noir’ It’s no surprise that the director who declared that, “Hollywood is the reason I make the films… K. A. Laity The College of Saint Rose Paper…

Reviewed: Drag Noir

Starburst Magazine has a quite nice review of Drag Noir up that highlights the good work Fox Spirit is doing and gives specific kudos to some of the fantastic stories in this collection: One of the nice things about the small press is that you tend to find more original and clever ideas amongst them,…

NoirCon 2014 – Part 4

Let me wrap things up: I’ve let them drag on too long, probably because I have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger since I got back. Or something like that. Fun ends and work returns and there is so much to do: I was grading papers on the train and sketching out a story…