An Interview with Brian Hodge

An Interview with Brian Hodge

I first became aware of Brian Hodge in the early 1990s, when I was working at a B. Dalton Bookseller in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Dell Abyss line of horror novels, under the direction of Bantam editor Jeanne Cavelos, had just started blowing up the genre, infusing...
Rediscovering Robert Leininger

Rediscovering Robert Leininger

If you’re a crime-fiction aficionado of any taste and distinction, you recognize Robert Leininger’s Killing Suki Flood (St. Martin’s) as a work of singular voice and power. It flashed like heat-lightning back in 1991, enlivening the genre with its neo-noir...
Writing Like Mad

Writing Like Mad

When I arrived for my very first Barnes & Noble booksigning back in early October, I was stunned to actually find a line of people waiting for me. Granted, it was a modest line. There were 5 or 6 people. But it was a heart-warming line nonetheless. A small-time,...
Books vs. eBooks

Books vs. eBooks

My wife and I have our preferred ways of reading books, and we’re both pretty passionate about that chosen methodology. Me? Well, if you read this column (particularly my cranky “The End of Everything” installment”), you can certainly guess that I’m more of an...