Tag Archives: Hardboiled

But What Are They Eating? #HotSinatra Edition

I did a little guest post over on Shelley Workinger’s But What Are They Eating? blog (www.bookfare.blogspot.com)

It’s basically a rambling monologue from Mossimo Cole’s neighbour (Ooops. They live in L.A… Neighbor) all about Mossy’s favorite type of caffeinated beverage – which just so happens to be my own current brew of choice – the indomitable Flat White.

Go check that stuff out! And be sure to follow the blog. Also be sure to check out Shelley’s books in the SOLID series.

If you somehow stumbled onto this site and have absolutely no idea what the hell I’m rambling about, Mossimo Cole is the main schlub in my darkly funny (and Arthur Ellis Award-nominated) detective novel HOT SINATRA, which “reinvigorates the hardboiled genre” and is “filled with music and love and coffee and music and adventure and music and pain and hookers and drugs and I think there was a bit in there about a Frank Sinatra record…” It’s available all over hell’s half-acre, including AudibleĀ  audiobook! GET ON THE GOOD FOOT!

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Axel Howerton – Writing From The Shadows – Learn how to write hardboiled/noir!

Say what? Want to learn how to toss around the bullets, booze and badassery in your short fiction? Let me show you how!

images.list.co.uk_flyer-backI’ll be teaching a course on Hardboiled/Noir short fiction in the new year at the Alexandra Writers Centre!

http://www.alexandrawriters.org/what-we-offer/courses/

Short Fiction | Writing from the Shadows
Axel Howerton
Wednesdays
7-9:30pm
January 13, 2016 (10 weeks)
Member Price: $210
Non-member Price: $270

Steeped in the traditions of pulp fiction and hardboiled legends like Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett, spend 10 weeks with Axel Howerton taking an intensive look at the tropes, traditions and templates that define and enrich the hardboiled and noir mysteries of yesterday and today. This course is great for those who love to write short stories and want to try something a little different, or for those who already write noir or hardboiled and want to hone their skills.

Previous Short Story courses recommended.