Tuesday, February 12, 2013

One Microscopic Blog In His Catastrophic Plan...

...designed and directed by his red right hand.

If you needed any further evidence that the Crime Factory is manufacturing the most complete package for criminally inclined interests, allow me to submit Crime Factory #12. Tell you what else, if reading Frank Wheeler Jr.'s contribution How I Got Back My Darlings doesn't give you criminal wood, you're reading the wrong damn blog.

But if it does...

Hey, don't hide that bone, show up and pitch a trouser tent with the rest of us campers in St. Louis at Noir at the Bar - March 23. Frank will be there with copies of The Wowzer, as will Clayton Lindemuth with acres of Cold Quiet Country. And, most recently added, Josh Woods - a writer I know chiefly as a co-contributor to Laura & Pinckney Benedict's Surreal South anthology series. He's also the editor of two anthologies - The Book of Villains and The Vs. Anthology (both of which I'll be having him scrawl upon).

March 23 will also be the first event featuring real, paper-ass copies of Fierce Bitches, so, unless you can make the official launch event in Melbourne, March 3, this is your best bet. Man, if you are going to be down under, pick up a copy of Lee, the new Crime Factory anthology which reads like a fictional memoir of Lee Marvin. N@B vets like Cameron Ashley, Scott Phillips and Erik Lundy, as well as a few hacks you mighta hearda like Adrian McKinty, Johnny Shaw, Ray Banks, Heath Lowrance, Jake Hinkson, Eric Beetner, Andrew Nette, Nigel Bird and on and on.

A few more events I'm looking at... February 22-23 is the Second Annual St. Valentines Massacre Weekend (film festival) in Las Vegas presented by Pollygrind will be screening Julian Grant's A Fuckload of Scotch Tape. February 23, Brian Posehn will be signing copies of Deadpool at Starclipper in St. Louis. March 7 at Subterranean Books in St. Louis, Clayton Lindemuth signs Cold, Quiet Country. March 8 Frank Bill's Donnybrook launch at Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, KY. March 20, Nina Corrado's short film Midnight Rider adapted from Jordan Harper's story (that kicks off American Death Songs) and starring Ryan Hurst, will be available for free online

Coincidence that I post about novellas a week ago and Fierce Bitches grabs a slot on this list with ridiculously good company? Aw-nerd, for sure. BTW - you read Tony Black's R.I.P. Robbie Silva? Dude named Jed in that one... Hmmm, seem to recall one in Megan Abbott's The End of Everything and Duane Swierczynski's Hell & Gone too. I hear there might be such a character in Kieran Shea's book... Glad to see the name outgrow The Beverly Hillbillys.

Benoit Lelievre posted a review of Fierce Bitches over at Dead End Follies, and A F*ckload of Shorts got a couple nice notices on Amazon recently. Thanks for keeping me stocked in ego-strokes, folks.


Paul D Brazill said...

This is the story of a man named Jed/ He took Elly May and he threw her on the bed/ Down went the zipper and up went the dress/ And out of that hole came a bubbling mess.

jedidiah ayres said...

Thanks, Paul... It's like grade school all over again