Out Now: A Cut-Throat Business!

The third Chastity Flame novel is out now and ready for your eyeballs! Speaking of eyeballs, take a look at that faboo cover by the one and only S. L. Johnson. A Cut-Throat Business sees our favourite secret agent take on a set of all new challenges: There’s a killer loose in London, protected in…

Writer Wednesday: Creating a Killer

I’m over at A Knife and A Quill today talking about how I gave my serial killer in A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS a distinctive identity. Drop by to see what Chas is up against this time and how this book is about the thrill and the chase (and not so much the sex, so you can…

Friday Fun: Soap Opera Digest & New Cover

Here’s a golden oldie that folks might have missed, my comic write up of non-existent soap operas that appeared in Dragnet Magazine. Click to embiggen. Also I’m delighted to reveal the brand-spankin’-new cover for the third CHASTITY FLAME novel, A Cut Throat Business, crafted by the superb S. L. Johnson. Find the hidden owl! Out…

Noir Carnival: AJ Sikes

Inspired by S. L. Johnson‘s fabulous cover image for Noir Carnival, writer A. J. Sikes is running a creepy clown contest — enter to win! And here’s his how-I-came-to-write-the-story piece: Twas but a quiet walk upon the moor A. J. Sikes Back in early 1996, for fun outside of work, I started hanging out with…

Dancing with the Zeitgeist

Just remember, we were there first. and then came: Fortunately, we’ll be out first:   Before this makes its debut (thanks Aaron Sikes for the heads up): Nice covers, though I have to say I prefer our punk aesthetics (go QoE!)

Noir Carnival: Cover Artist, SL Johnson

How I Created This Book Cover, or Adventures Inside an Artist’s Mind SL Johnson I was delighted to be asked to create another book cover for Fox Spirit books – not only is Adele a doll to work with (she gives me freedom!) but my ace pal Kate is editing it and some very fabulous…

Reasons to be Cheerful

Spring break is over and I didn’t do the eleventy million things I somehow imagined I could shoehorn into that jam-packed week of ‘relaxing’ and (in theory) grading. HA! Always the case, always. Every time I have a little ‘time off’ I draw up a long list of things to do and then proceed to…

Fleeting Fame

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays: even if it’s not a time you celebrate, with luck you have some time off from your usual duties or a more slack period in which to do them, seeing as a lot of other people are taking time off. Doesn’t Stephanie look fab with the wonderful cover…

Profiled in the Times Union

Okay, so writing the title like that makes me sound like a serial killer, doesn’t it? Okay, so I knew the interview I did with Donna Liquori was going to appear at some point, but I had no idea it would have my face in GIANT size. I saw the web version first because a…