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I’m excited to announce that there is an updated, expanded print version of Down in the Devil Hole due out this spring. Finally a physical copy you can get your twisted little hands on. More to come later.



Latest Must Read: Goldfinches by Ryan Sayles


From Amazon: “Family man Carl, with his wife and daughter, are on their way check on his young son who had been hospitalized for an ear infection complicated by the boy’s Type 1 Diabetes. Stopped at a light they are confronted by a gunman who pulls Carl from the vehicle, stealing the vehicle and his family with it.

Desperate, Carl, will do anything to save his family, even commit a carjacking himself. Carl finds himself chasing after his family, being chased by the police, and confront the reason for this random act of violence.

When all seems lost, Carl finds a reason to believe, and finds himself amidst a conflict of good and evil.”

Where to start with this great read. Ryan’s hard, gritty writing style is perfectly coupled with vivid description and subject matter that simultaneously tugs at the heart and makes you squirm with discomfort. I have been waiting eagerly for this book to come out after seeing a teaser of the cover a few months back and I am not disappointed.

I have to shout out to Ron Earl Phillips and One Eye Press for producing such a beautiful book. If you haven’t indulged in the One Eye Press singles, you are missing out. Here are links to purchase below.


Paperback: http://amzn.com/0692629750
Kindle: http://amzn.com/B01F1ITVCS

Count Down to Release and Interview

2015 is basically in the bag, and as I look back over all the great things that have happened this year, I am most excited about what is yet to come. My short story collection Down in the Devil Hole will hit Amazon on December 19th marking the end of the creative process for this work and the beginning of its own life out there in the big ol world. Sniff, my little book is all grown up.

The boys over at Near to the Knuckle have been great and have made the publishing process, from cover design to editing, as easy as any I could hope for. To mark the release, they have put together an author interview with yours truly and added it to their newsletter.


If you want to know some stuff about my writing process and junk like that, give it a read. Oh and buy the book and give it a review, good or bad.


Down In the Devil Hole

I am proud to say that my first collection of short stories will be available for purchase on December 19th. The great team at Gritfiction (Near to the Knuckle) will be producing it and the quality of their work Is excellent. All but two of these 14 tales are brand new and each story is linked by place, time and character. Anyone who is familiar with where I grew up will recognize some places and names that I have warped and twisted for my own demented use.

As a cool lead up to the launch, the publishers are going to release a small teaser sample of each story with a jigsaw piece of the cover design. By the time the book is available the full cover will be revealed. Here is the first piece.12226969_10208143836696233_5625147287436193363_n

Coming Soon: Thuglit issue #19

When I finally decided to switch genres and started seriously trying to write crime fiction, I of course did my research. I combed the great wide interwebs for the very best outlets for these kinds of stories and when I found Thuglit, everything changed. Here, laid out on the page, were tales that hit like a gut punch and roared through my mind’s eye like a hotrod Grand Torino on the getaway from a bank robbery. At that moment, I told myself that someday I would polish my feeble meanderings enough to get my name on that cool ass cover.

Alright, I can die in peace now.


Do yourself a favor and buy this when it comes out.