Monthly Archives: August 2011

DEATH MATCH: YOU PICK THE THEME SONG!

Every wrestler has a theme song, a tune that triggers excitement in the crowd. Macho Man had “Pomp and Circumstance”, the Nature Boy had the them from “2001”, and once upon a time The Road Warriors came to the ring … Continue reading

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Pro Wrestling Tuesday: Why the Hell do I Watch This Stuff?

A few years back, on the tenth anniversary of my deliberate efforts to “become a writer”, I did some posts on my old LJ account about my big influences. But instead of the usual cast of writers and novels and short … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Neo Pulp Frontier: “Watch Ridler” and Kind Words, Back and Forth

My buddy Mike Deluca, (check out his mad talent at Beneath Ceaseless Skies) had some awful nice things to say about yours truly, DEATH MATCH, and the launch of the ebook front of my career. Check out the post “Watch … Continue reading

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A Shot of the Good Stuff: Haruki Murakami, “Nausea 1979”

Welcome to my first installment of a weekly feature, when I spotlight a short story I’ve read. Why? Because short stories are like knife fights in phone booths: short, sharp and deadly! When I finished the Odyssey Writing Workshop back … Continue reading

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DEATH MATCH IS HERE!!!

Ladies and Gents, I give you the first novel in the Spar Battersea thriller series: DEATH MATCH! “A friend’s death at a pro wrestling show sends gutter journalist and punk rock hasbeen Spar Battersea back to the underground of the … Continue reading

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Learning By Doing, J. Michael Straczynski (redux) and Tease, Tease, Tease!

So, I ran into some technical and other snags with the first Spar Battersea novel, but fear not, true believers, it’s coming this week. Keep your eyes out Wednesday! As I noted a little while ago, so much of the … Continue reading

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Origin Story: Why I Created a Thrilling Pulp Crime Series, and, Yes, I Will Quote Neil Gaiman again!!

So how did I come around to wanting to write a thrilling pulp crime series for kindle and other ebooks? Sometime last year, I got a hankering to write a thriller. The problem was, I didn’t know if I was … Continue reading

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