Sunday, December 18, 2016

Felix Navidad

Happy happy, everybody. It's that gift-givingest time of the year again and if you're very lucky you'll receive lots of books. It would be disingenuous of me not to admit that I hope some of you out there are giving and receiving my own titles as gifts.

Take, for instance, this little girl thrilled to finally have her own copy of Fierce Bitches after all her class mates talked it up. Warms my heart to know I'm contributing to literacy in America and that one there is going to have a lifelong love of reading and a penchant for bludgeoning deaths (in her reading material) I just know it.

Thank you and you're welcome, sweetheart.

Somebody special who's getting a book bundle that includes one of mine this year is Philadelphia's own Felix the Helix - the electronic troubadour of so many Noircon attendee's dreams is going to find six lumps of coal with pages in his p.o. box very soon and you too can score this bundle and be like Felix (and hey, go listen to Felix songs for free and decide if you want to join us in the official fan club).

Ghost Money by Andrew Nette
Jungle Horses by Scott Adlerberg
The Little Boy Inside and Other Stories by Glenn Gray
Peepshow by Leigh Redhead
The Throes of Crime by Erik Arneson
and Peckerwood by me.

Merry, merry, Felix from all of us.

If you're really hard-up links to purchase my books are on the right hand side of the your screen, but here are a few recent titles with links for completists out there.

St. Louis Noir - edited by Scott Phillips with contributions from N@B stars Laura Benedict, Jason Makansi, S.L. Coney, LaVelle Wilkins-Chinn, John Lutz and Calvin Wilson, plus Umar Lee, Michael Castro, Chris Barsanti, L.J. Smith, Paul D. Marks and Colleen J. McElroy.

The Year's Best Crime & Mystery Stories 2016 - edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch & John Helfers features my story Twisted Shikse alongside fellow Jewish Noir-ist R.S. Brenner and with contributions by Megan Abbott, Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas Pluck, Mary Higgins Clark, Tendai Huchu, Genevieve Valentine, Amity Gaige, Kelly Washington, Tananarive Due, Annie Reed, Charles Todd, T. Jefferson Parker, Dan Duval, Thomas Pluck, Neil Schofield, Angela Penrose, Carrie Vaughn, SJ Rozan, Thomas H. Cook, René Appel, and Christina Milletti.

Jewish Noir - edited by Kenneth Wishnia is where my story Twisted Shikse first appeared and right now PM Press has it (and other amazing titles) 50% off. This one's got good shit from N@B alum Tasha Kaminsky plus Gary Phillips, Marge Piercy, Harlan Ellison, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Richler, Reed Farrel Coleman (writing as Moe Prager), Jason Starr, Dave Zeltserman, R. S. Brenner, M. Dante, Eddie Muller, Jonathan Santlofer, Travis Richardson, Suzanne Solomon, Wendy Hornsby, Charles Ardai, Stephen Jay Schwartz and more.

I've already received books I'm excited about this week. Shit howdy, I'm ready for Johnny Shaw's Imperial Valley and I already read and dug Bob Truluck's The Big Nothing. Great to have these on the shelf.

Here's hoping yours are filling up and you're returning the favor.

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