Over at her blog, The First Two Pages fellow Jewish Noir contributor B.K. Stevens has been running a series for the anthology's contributors to talk about their contributions. Go check em out - here's fellow St. Louisan Tasha Kaminsky's piece about her story Your Judaism.
And here's me flapping my yap on the multifaceted origins of my story, Twisted Shikse.
So, Jed - you're not Jewish and you're probably best known for writing a book about rednecks in Southern Missouri... how the hell did you end up included in a book called Jewish Noir?
I probably could.
Choctaw Bingo, she asks him, "What kind of Jewboy likes country music, anyway?" and Charlie shuts her down with "You never heard of Kinky Friedman?"
Two things that me and my protagonist (who is named after "the tough old Yid") admire about Birger...
Twisted Shikse is a story of the fringe violence that connects to the larger picture when the whole town loses its damn mind, and it incorporates all these elements.
Shabbot Shalom, motherfuckers.