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…

Cover Reveal: Noir Carnival

Here’s the fantastic cover for the upcoming Fox Spirit Books anthology Noir Carnival: no surprise, Stephanie came through with the awesome yet again. Wow! And you thought Weird Noir was going to be a tough act to follow. If that cover doesn’t give you nightmares, you might need to fill your bed with spiders. I’ve…

Originally posted on Raven Crime Reads:
On the gritty backstreets of a crumbling city, tough dames and dangerous men trade barbs, witticisms and a few gunshots. But there’s a new twist where urban decay meets the eldritch borders of another world: WEIRD NOIR. Featuring thugs who sprout claws and fangs, gangsters with tentacles and the…

Win a WEIRD NOIR mug!

RIDE THE WILD HAGGIS! So you’ve read the fabulous collection WEIRD NOIR, but that’s not enough. You need to make it part of your daily life! How about a winning mug with the fabulous SL Johnson‘s cover design as seen in this photo? Enter to win the very first (& maybe only) RIDE THE WILD…

Asking the Right Questions

I’ll be spending a very windy Hogamany here in Scotland; the gales have been howling the last few nights. It’s been bitingly cold, too, and damp — but at least it’s not been raining as much in the rest of Britain (eep! a lot of flooding). Unlike Edinburgh, there’s not a lot of Hogmanay fireworks…

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…

Last Minute Gift Ideas

I’m going to assume if you’re reading this blog you’ve probably already sampled my writing, though if you’re of a mind to try something new, far be it from to dissuade you to follow Cthulhu’s recommendation and get yourself a copy of Weird Noir! Paperback or ebook available — and you know, all those other…

Time Slips

A week without a blog post from me? In that time I have: graded all my courses traveled from upstate NY to Dundee had a lovely birthday I spent yesterday being pampered by my sweetie. He and Allan sang me awake with a present of series seven of Doctor Who which I had missed altogether,…

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…