I’ve got a new story coming out in Rock & a Hard Place Magazine later this month, and I’m so excited about it for a number of reasons.
First, there’s the fact that RHP features some of the most innovative, smart crime/noir fiction around. To be included in issue No. 7 is absolutely an honor. (I’d say I’m humbled, but that would make my buddy Curtis Ippolito’s eye twitch.)
Then there’s this: I’m fortunate to be in this magazine with people that I consider friends, like Rusty Barnes and Mark Rapacz, as well as the hardest-working writer on the indie scene, Rob D. Smith. Rob’s truly a talented guy, and the title of his story As Long as You Look Faraway. That title is stuck in my mind like a fishhook, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be the first story I read in this issue.
And lastly, I’m so excited to finally have my story, Negative Tilt, out in the world. It’s not a crime story, exactly, but I think it’s the best work I have ever done, and I’m so glad that it’s going to appear in issue No. 7. I’m immensely proud of this work, and I can’t thank the editorial team at RHP enough for publishing it. And a special thanks to Paul Garth, who edits and leads like a champ.