Glad to meet you. Chester Himes, huh? Me too. I don't know where the hell Jonathan Valin got to. I'll check your stuff out. You can check mine if you want on the A Twist Of Noir blogsite. I've got a bunch posted there.
Eric -- I got a journalism degree at Northwestern, served as an assistant editor on the now-defunct Business Atlanta magazine, then edited and published a free arts and entertainment magazine in Atlanta. No fodder for crime fiction there. How about you? What assignment sent you to Asia? Reece
Nice to meet you, Eric. Your Ray Sharp series sounds exciting! Always enjoy meeting intriguing writers and characters both. I'll be sure to look for you on my next book store run. Best of luck with your current wip!
It's Sophia Institute Press, launching a new category fiction imprint called Fiction Forge. Sophia is better known for re-issuing theological and literary classics but they decided to branch out into original contemporary fiction. I'm glad it was accepted in time to announce it at the February "Love is Murder" conference in Chicago this weekend.
Thank you for welcoming me on as a friend. I don't normally write crime fiction but my novel, Savage Days Haunted Nights, available now on amazon.com, certainly deals with crime -- hijacking, arsen, extortion, loan sharking, assault, murder, the mob, etc. I learned about these things growing up on the old West Side of Chicago, Capone territory, where I faced a few arrests as a teenager, reformed, went to college and became a writer. My novel is stark, real and deals not only with crime but also with it's opposite, morality, which is dealt with dramatically and in a unique way. I look forward to reading some of your books.
Mine is about a sexologist radio host in San Francisco who is targeted by a Russian mobster, abducted and taken to Serbia. It's based on information from The Natasha's and three documentaries on television. Being a sexologist I've talked to women who have barely made it out from this type of slavery. I've read nonfiction but no fiction. Who published your book. It sounds good.
I finished 'The Living Room For The Dead" and enjoyed it immensely. I love the asian backround and all that it brings to the story. Thanks for the great read. My old college roommate was the NY Times bureau chief out of Shanghai, Howard W. French. Are you familiar with him. He has put together a wonderful exhibit of his photographs on the backstreets and alleyways of Shanghai. Amazing stuff. Look forward to your next book.