The Book is Here & Friday Reads

Finally, the book has arrived. E-book and paperback. Where to buy it? You can buy it at Terror House directly. If you are an Amazon regular, then buy it here. If a Barnes and Noble customer, check the link here. I did a text interview with Forney to promote it as well. Please, this is…

Cultural Content Opportunity: Book Publishing

The world of fiction has grown to become a game of bingo. An author must be from in an usual ethnicity and the subject matter must play to a progressive narrative. The formula of all stories now of white is bad and new/diverse is good has become so widespread that even television advertisements use it….

Quiet Desperation is the American Way

And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking/ Racing around to come up behind you again/ The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older/ Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death “Time,” by Pink Floyd (1973) Twentieth century American popular fiction can…

The Grifter’s Guide to America

Jim Thompson was, by his own admission, a bad boy. Born in the tiny boomtown of Andarko in the Oklahoma Territory, James Myers Thompson had an upbringing that was simultaneously rugged and eccentric. His father, a man whom he called “Pop” but the US government called James Thompson, tried to make a living at a…

Amazon’s Digital Book Burning

“One of the things that surprises people – sometimes upsets publishers and authors – is that we let people enter negative reviews, and they say, why do you do this? You – your – you only make money if you sell the books. Why don’t you weed out the negative reviews? And the reason is:…