Review: The Twenty-Year Death

Review: The Twenty-Year Death

Well, here’s a hell of thing. Ariel S. Winter and Hard Case Crime have really cranked out something special in Winter’s The Twenty-Year Death, a spectacular endeavor that combines three separate novels—and three distinct voices—to tell a story that spans three...
How DAME Entered the Ether

How DAME Entered the Ether

I’m new to the world of e-publishing. Truth be told, I tried only one avenue out there in the real publishing world: Hard Case Crime. I wrote The Naked Dame expressly for that fine paperback line of crime literature, and in my mind I never really thought about...
Haiku Noir

Haiku Noir

Here’s a fun piece I did a while back, while writing The Naked Dame. I used this series of connective or narrative haikus as warmup toward writing the clipped prose of that novel. You can consider this a prelude to the novel, or at least a mini-story that takes...