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Review: Parham's Field

Sending out a new book for review is a nerve-wracking experience. It’s like sending one of your children into a beauty pageant. Is it tough enough? Is it rough enough? Is it rich enough to love enough? One never knows until those words come back in. Indie authors live and die by reviews. Whether it’s…

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Such a busy Friday!

There’s so much going on today, I scarcely know where to begin. I’m excited, to say the least. First of all, my new column of Popshifter has started to run. It’s called “New Country for Old Men,” and it’s about the current spate of country music the radio won’t stop playing. Some of it is good.…

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Don’t fuck around with vampires from Harlan County.

It feels good when I can bring a book to your attention that I can highly recommend. It’s also good when it is a book I didn’t write. I’m sure that’s a relief for you, too. The book is called “Midnight” by Mari Adkins. I’ve had the pleasure of reading this book at various stages…

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Don't fuck around with vampires from Harlan County.

It feels good when I can bring a book to your attention that I can highly recommend. It’s also good when it is a book I didn’t write. I’m sure that’s a relief for you, too. The book is called “Midnight” by Mari Adkins. I’ve had the pleasure of reading this book at various stages…

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Never get off the boat.

My friends at Popshifter are running an exclusive serialization of a long-form non-fiction piece I wrote (am still writing) about my trip to Las Vegas. The only place you’ll be able to read this piece is on Popshifter. Curious? Head on over and read Part One of “Never Get Off the Boat.”

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Sixteen

I was stuck at work when it became apparent that my son was moving in with us, more quickly than he or we had anticipated. My wife went to get him and bring him home.

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Over the hump.

I’ll give you the ending first. You’ll have a new Elders Keep story soon. The goal, of course, was to try to give you a new story every month. Things happened. I spent a lot of February fine-tuning and editing a screenplay I co-wrote with Jim Branscome and James DeHaven. Actually, they had already written…

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Valentine’s Day is for assholes.

Valentine’s Day is for assholes.     I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I understand that some of you are. Maybe you got married on that day, or celebrate an important romantic touchstone on that day. Good on you. From the bottom of my black little heart, I hope you party that shit…

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Valentine's Day is for assholes.

Valentine’s Day is for assholes.     I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I understand that some of you are. Maybe you got married on that day, or celebrate an important romantic touchstone on that day. Good on you. From the bottom of my black little heart, I hope you party that shit…

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