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April Shorts

I bookmark news items and magazine articles about real life cops and criminals as inspiration and reference for my novels and short stories. Here’s a few recent pieces I found interesting. The Font DetectivesLittle did I know there’s …

Suspicious Vehicle

“Cops hated musicians, especially at two-thirty in the morning…They were preternatural enemies, musicians and cops, as far as Rolly could tell, complete opposites in temperament, personality, style.“ Black’s Beach Shuffle I recently posted the story of my band’s …

Rambler Wagon

Read my very short story Rambler Wagon, along with some other great fiction and poetry in the free Kindle edition of the Evening Street Review. Don’t have a Kindle? You can download a .pdf or ebook version here.

Compilated!

If you live long enough, you’ll eventually find your music included on a vinyl rarities compilation album from Portugal. That’s my takeaway this week. Here’s the whole package below with album cover, vinyl and insert. Keeping on Top: …

The Firing Range

As I started working on a new historical novel set in 1956 in La Jolla, CA, it brought up memories of hearing rifle volleys in the distance when I was a kid. The crackling volleys were a regular …