Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Monday, December 2, 2013
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Hammer, never one to shy away from a fair fight, takes it upon himself investigate the police angle behind a seemingly untoward the beat-down which exposes a deeper plot involving town officials, illegal gambling and unnecessary strongarm tactics. In the pursuit of information, Hammer will do whatever it takes to see justice and revenge is served cold.
To the left is the trophy from the Angry Robot Books website that I'm to receive - as if that wasn't cool enough, I was also able to select three books from across the Angry Robot, Exhibit A, and Strange Chemistry catalogue - wow, great prizes!
I'll write a follow-up post with picks of the trophy in my hot little hands and the books I selected (which was a hard choice given the quality of books these guys publish).
Below are the links to the official awards post at Angry Robot/Exhibit A/Strange Chemistry:
- Angry Robot Books
- Exhibit A
- Strange Chemistry
Also, be sure to check out the respective sites for news on upcoming releases, and a list of the blogs nominated for the Team Robot Blogger Award.
Monday, November 25, 2013
He has been in no particular order, a film editor, taxi driver, criminal, father, husband, club bouncer, a trailer editor, a screen writer, a bad actor and a good friend.
He lives in the city of his birth, Los Angeles with his wife Erika, two dogs and a cat.
Josh was kind enough to take time out from his writing to answer some questions I had bout his new book ONE MORE BODY and the Moses McGuire series in general. (author bio and pic from http://www.joshstallings.net/about-me.html)
The characters in each of the three Moses McGuire books are very well written and instantly believable, are these characters moulded on anyone in particular?
Yes. Ok, I should say more. Um, yes, they are. Here is the deal, many of the characters are based on people I met when I was younger, or those I meet doing research. But that is only a starting point. I meet someone, then later I wonder how would they react to having “x” happen to them, how would it change them? I studied theatre, and although I was a bad actor, I learned tons about how characters are built. Plays are a great learning ground for creating characters. You look at what Mamet does, or Shakespeare did with dialogue only, creating a richness of character and relationships, it’s rather stunning.
If you could describe ONE MORE BODY in one sentence what would it be?
Moses McGuire sets off to rescue a trafficked girl, and winds up saving himself.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
LOSER’S TOWN is the first in what I hope is a long standing run of Hollywood PI novels featuring former stuntman and general all ‘round hard man David Spandau. Called in from vacation he’s tasked with investigating death threats made to up and coming actor and soon-to-be A-List celebrity Bobby Dye while onset of his latest (and breakout) film.
Spandau is sceptical from the outset, after all death threats are commonplace in the industry – however, when it’s made apparent the threats are delivered direct to Dye, bypassing the beefed up security, Spandau knows there more to this than Dye has him believe.