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Stuff for Your Peepers to Peep

Evileye Books has just released the cover for John Urbancik’s upcoming Darkwalker, a beautiful, painted thing by Daniele Serra:

Darkwalker by John Urbancik

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John’s been working on this book—nay, this series!—for some time, and it’s good to see it coming together. I think he and the Evileye crew make a good team, and I look forward more and more to their expanding catalog. Right now I’m reading Cullen Bunn’s Crooked Hills, and it won’t be long now until we see The Burning Maiden available on Kindle and, soon after, in trade paperback.

Want to become an Evileye author yourownself? Now’s your chance: they are opening up submissions to The Burning Maiden 2. Guidelines available right here.

As much as I’ve become an Evileye junkie, I’m putting together quite a to-read list. Check out this trailer for Robert Swartwood’s Man of Wax:

Looks like a winner to me. Hell, it looks like a killer thriller flick.

More stuff to read:

All the Young Warriors by Anthony Neil Smith. I’ve been hooked on DocNoir’s stuff since I read Yellow Medicine. I plan to follow it up with Dead Money by Ray Banks, another title from upstart publisher Blasted Heath.

Shotgun Gravy by Chuck Wendig. I’ve been digging Chuck’s writing advice. It’s sharp and funny, and new writers should pay attention. Hell, even those of us who’ve been around at least a little while can sometimes use the smack upside the head. I figure it’s about time I check out his fiction.

Shotgun Honey. Throw in shotgun biscuits and you have breakfast. I hit this site every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new flash fiction. Great little crime pieces, every one, and they only take a minute or two to read. Kent, Ron, and Sabrina bring the pain.

Throw in the hardcover copy of Sonny Barger’s Freedom: Credos from the Road I picked up to consume in brief chunks before bed, and this should keep me busy a while.

What are you reading these days? Drop a note in the comments.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

“With This Bullet…” Now Available

The new issue of Needle, which includes my short story “With This Bullet, I Thee Wed”, is now available on Lulu.

Needle Fall 2011

Come get some

Just click here and buy yourself some great fiction. I’ve purchased earlier issues, and they’re chock full of some great crime and noir fiction. They’re more like mini trade paperbacks than magazines. Highly recommended. I look forward to receiving copies myself so I can tear into Ray Banks’s Wolf Tickets.

If you dig “With This Bullet…”, then be sure to pick up a copy of Winter Kill, available on Kindle or in trade paperback. Supernatural noir is where it’s at, man.

UPDATE: Use the coupon code FALLBOOKS at checkout through 10/31 and receive 20% off your order!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Needled

It appears to be official: I will have a story in the Fall 2011 issue of Needle: A Magazine of Noir.

Needle Fall 2011

Once again in great company.

There I am, just a few notches below the infamous Ray Banks. Nice! My contribution is “With This Bullet I Thee Wed”, which I mentioned just a few days ago.

Cover design by John Hornor Jacobs, author of the book Southern Gods, which I’m hearing a lot of great things about.

I’ll post again when I know the release date.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.