Today is going to be fun, but then again every day this week is going to be fun. Yesterday was a blast, I had 4 authors on: Bob Hamer, Benjamin Sobieck, Lisa Taylor and Michael Tabman. It was an action/thriller panel. Great stuff and I learned a ton from the authors.Go back into the archives and listen in. Here is the link for all the shows, this is the ,main one:
Now today I will have four of today’s hottest noir/hard –boiled authors on the show, in particular order here they are:
Paul D. Brazill, B.R. Stateham, Luca Veste, and Darren Sant. Here is some info for you on the authors:
“ The name is B.R. Stateham. Yes, I have a face only a mother could love. And I have been accused of having a distinct familial resemblence to a certain man-made Frankenstein critter from Olden Days. Be that as it may, I am a sixty two year old kid who has been married happily to the same wife for almost a quarter-century (bless her tormented soul!). We have three grown kids, five grand kids, two dogs, and a Dodge pickup truck I call 'Baby.'
I like to consider myself a writer. A writer of speculative fiction. My reading tastes run toward Fantasies, Histories, Mysteries, and Science-Fiction. But really, it doesn't matter.
I'll read just about anything. Writing, however, revolves around the four genres mentioned.
I don't know about you, but to me, today's writing seems so blasé. Like tasting vanilla pudding without much vanilla. Clones of clones. Gone, it seems, are the writing styles found in writers like Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett. The two literately created the modern-day hard-boiled detective/cop. Every writer since who has played in this genre has copied, in one way or another, their styles. They brought a life to their words, animating their characters with a living, breathing presence. Today's writers of this genre go for fast paced action, unbelievable plots, and damn little description.
So my goal is to blend the modern with the old; bring more 'color' back into the art of writing--to stimulate the imagination, yet leave free enough room for each reader to paint that verbal portrait all their own.Join me in this endeavor. Let us be stalwart heroes and walk the dark alleys and back streets of murder and mayhem together. Or soar into galaxies unknown in search of adventures unparalleled.”
Paul D. Brazill
“Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D. Brazill was born in England and lives in Poland. His writing has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including the 2011 Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime. His short story collection '13 Shots Of Noir' will be published in 2011. He writes regularly for Pulp Metal Magazine and Mean Streets Magazine. His influential blog is You Would Say That, Wouldn't You? http://pdbrazill.blogspot.com/ “
“Luca Veste is a Husband and Father foremost. A mature student studying Criminology and Psychology, he turned to writing a short time ago, after the success of his book review site ‘Guilty Conscience’.
Born in 1983 in Merseyside, to an Italian father and English mother, he was always either watching his beloved football team play, or found with his head in a book as a child. After a troubled teenage life, he worked for the government for six years. After leaving this job, he returned to education, becoming a mature student.
He started his own book review and interview blog, called Guilty Conscience, in June 2011. He has interviewed writers of the calibre of Linwood Barclay, Steve Mosby, Sean Cregan, Nick Quantrill, Ray Banks, Helen Fitzgerald, Neil White and Chris Ewan.
A former actor, singer and guitarist, he now divides his time between home life, Uni work and writing.
His stories have appeared on the Thrillers, Killers ‘n’ Chillers website. He also has a story coming soon in Paul D. Brazill’s anthology Brit Grit 2. “
“Darren Sant is a 41 year old writer who lives in Hull in the United Kingdom. He writes urban gritty stories but increasingly finds that his writing crosses genres. He has discovered crime fiction in a big way in the last couple of years and has not looked back since. His work is characterised by his humour and his desire to give the reader a story with a moral flavour.”