Saturday, July 11, 2015
Writing Away Summer
The new issue of Book Trailers Showcase Reviews E-mag is out for July and August. They have a little of everything in this issue as always. Reviews, stories, columns, and new release ads. It is a wonderful on-line magazine that can be enjoyed on computer, tablet, or phone. There is an app for it. :)
In writing news, my Monster Squad led by John Harding has a new pulp fiction adventure I’ve been working on titled Hard Case VI: The Killer Inside. It’s 80K words along and on schedule for mid August. John gets a fill in slot at the Mandalay Bay when the number one UFC contender ‘The Berserker’ needs a substitute. The Berserker’s opponent bows out at the last minute because of a training injury and John Harding’s available. Isis and their Drug Cartel cohorts begin a running scourge of events from South of the border including kidnapping, assassination, and weapons of mass destruction. Add in local gangbangers, a coed serial killer, and bank robbers who think they’re the reincarnation of Bonnie and Clyde for a non-stop pulp fiction adventure when John has to once more come to grips with ‘the killer inside.
My other pulp fiction creation, Rick Cantelli, P.I. Book IV: Shades of Death is already at 25K words, and shaping into another violent and funny Rick and Lo adventure. Rick and his old love Stacy try to guide their young hellion grandson Jim into his teenage years amongst movie debuts, reality TV stars, and local gang takeovers.
All in all, a great writing summer, filling the hours of reality with a very enjoyable fiction alternative. :)