The Throes of Crime, Government & Board Games

Pandemic LegacyMy buddy Christopher Irvin recently asked me a bunch of questions about THE THROES OF CRIME, government, board games, and much more.

Read the full interview here.

(Spoiler alert: My current favorite board game is pictured to the right.)

You can also check out Chris’s books: SAFE INSIDE THE VIOLENCE, BURN CARDS, and FEDERALES.

Free Audiobook: Criminal Words

Criminal Words AudiobookIt’s the holiday travel season, and I’m thinking of you.

What you need is an audiobook full of crime fiction short stories — written by the likes of Joe Clifford, Jen Conley, David Cranmer (writing as Edward A. Grainger), Chris Holm, Christopher Irvin, Tom Pitts, Steve Weddle, and me — to help pass the time as you journey from place to place.

What you really need is for that audiobook to be free.

Wish granted: CRIMINAL WORDS.

Read more about CRIMINAL WORDS here, or jump right in and download CRIMINAL WORDS here.

Happy holidays!

Word Crimes Podcast: Episode 5

Title 18: Word Crimes PodcastThe fifth episode of the Title 18: Word Crimes Podcast is now available!

This episode features “Vacation Package,” a story by Christopher Irvin originally published by Out of the Gutter Online’s Flash Fiction Offensive and read by my partner in word crimes, Scott Detrow.

Enjoy!

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Looking Forward to Federales

FederalesIt won’t be out until March 2014, but I’m looking forward to FEDERALES, the debut novella by Christopher Irvin — and the debut of One Eye Press’s “Singles” line of novellas.

Chris is one of my fellow editors at Shotgun Honey, and a terrific writer. Here’s an early look at what you’ll get when you read FEDERALES:

Mexican Federal Agent Marcos Camarena dedicated his life to the job. But in a country where white knights die meaningless deaths, martyred in a hole with fifty other headless bodies in the desert, corruption is not an attribute but a scale; no longer a stigma but the status quo.

When Marcos’s life is threatened, he leaves law enforcement and his life in Mexico City behind for a coastal resort town—until an old friend asks him to look after an outspoken politician, a woman who knows cartel violence all too well. Despite his best efforts, Marcos can’t find it in his heart to refuse, and soon finds himself isolated on the political front lines of the war on drugs.

Inspired by true events, Federales is a story of survivors’ compulsive devotion to a cause in the face of ever-darkening circumstances.