Naked Dames and Naughty Impulses

Naked Dames and Naughty Impulses

Time for a new collection of raunchy pulp art from a bygone era! These are some covers that I’ve come across here and there, and every one of ’em gets me thinking about The Naked Dame. You could say that it’s exactly these kinds of naughty noir...
The Evolution of Dame Art

The Evolution of Dame Art

When I first began thinking of publishing The Naked Dame, I thought it would be a cool idea to produce a few hard copies in an actual pulpy paperback format. Wouldn’t it be great, I thought, to send self-produced paperback copies to prospective publishers? It would be...
NAKED and Pulpy Were the Fifties

NAKED and Pulpy Were the Fifties

I’m often astounded by the sheer amount of female nudity that was splattered all over the pulp novels of the 1950s and 1960s. Astounded in a good way, I mean. It’s so very refreshing to know that there was at least a thriving subculture in the prim and proper...
Gettin’ NAKED and SEO Hot

Gettin’ NAKED and SEO Hot

I’ll be frank: I want you to visit this site. And I’m not above using words like “naked” to get you here. But I hope I can get you to stay with not only that naked dame on the cover of my book but also with the contents of my book, which contain not one, but two—yes...
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...