Review of Battle #2

Hubert O'Hearn has written a colorful review of Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2, saying that the collection is "a perfect snapshot of our imperfect times. Before D. Harlan Wilson chose to check out of the Hotel California with a bullet to the head, Hunter S. Thompson chose to describe our time as the Age of Doom. Wilson provides the play-by-play of the game of Doom. Rape, death, terrorism, paranoia, monsters, impersonality, secret police and the false imaging of TV and movies—they are all here. These stories—or chainsaw sections of a violent conveyor belt—force readers into thinking along the same paths or rivers as Wilson. This is the most dangerous journey since Ronny Cox plopped up, arm askew, from the river in the movie version of James Dickey's Deliverance." Read the full review here. It will also be published in San Diego Book Review.

Cover for Battles

Here's the cover for Battles without Honor or Humanity. It will be published in 2017 by Raw Dog Screaming Press and include all stories from volumes 1 and 2 plus an additional, Pushcart Prize-nominated story. Designed by the incomparable Bradley Sharp.

Pushcart Prize

I'm proud to announce that my story "Sacrosanctum" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The story was first published this Fall in issue 49 of Fiction International. It will be reprinted as a supplementary fiction in Battles without Honor or Humanity, which brings together both volumes of my latest fiction collection and will be published in early 2017 by Raw Dog Screaming Press. Each volume contains 15 stories so there will be 31 in Battles.