John Wisniewski interviews Albert Tucher

When did you begin writing, Albert? Did you write short stories? In the mid-1980s I became fascinated with medieval Roman history, especially the tenth century and the story of Marozia. She ruled the city of Rome for several years until her own son overthrew her in 932. (In fairness, she was conspiring to kill him.)…

John Wisniewski interviews Beau Johnson

JW: When did you begin writing, Beau? Did you write short stories? Hi John, thanks for having me. I have written seriously the last ten years or so, once my youngest was out of diapers. It was then I found the time to get back to what I started before “life” (as I’ve been known…

John Wisniewski interviews Tom Leins

How did you begin writing, Tom? I believe you were a film critic before you started writing books? I started writing fiction in around 2002 – half a lifetime ago – and my first ever short story, ‘The Box’, was included in an anthology by a UK publisher called Skrev the following year. I notched…

John Wisniewski interviews Maxim Jakubowski

JW: When did you begin your career as a writer /editor of pulp writing,  Maxim? MJ: I never meant to specifically be involved in what you term ‘pulp’. From early childhood I was an avid reader and quickly found out that I actually wanted to write stories and all followed from there. My early tastes…

John Wisniewski interviews Robert Ragan

  JW: When did you start writing, Robert? RR: As a child I use to make up scary stories and drawing horrible pictures to go along with them. I won essay contests at school. When I was 19, I tried to write poetry every day, I did that for 10 years.   JW: Did you…

Dietrich Kalteis Interviews Paul D. Brazill

Punk Noir Magazine hovers in the shadows of the late lamented Pulp Metal Magazine. It’s an online arts and entertainment magazine that looks at the world at its most askew, casting a bloodshot eye over films, music, television and more. There are interviews, reviews, news, poetry, fiction, micro fiction, and flash fiction. Punk Noir’s editor Paul D. Brazill is…

Cullen Gallagher interviews Paul D. Brazill

Long ago, I interview one of my favorite noir writers, Paul D. Brazill, about his then-recent novella, Kill Me Quick! Whether it was fate, circumstance, or just laziness, Pulp Serenade sort of faded away and I shamefully did not publish the interview. Now, years later, I’m trying to make amends. Paul was kind enough to…

A New Punk Noir Interview

I recently had an ‘Off The Cuff’ chat about Punk Noir Magazine with crime fiction author Dietrich Kalteis.  ‘Dietrich: What is punk noir exactly? PDB: Both punk and noir are words that have been so overused and misused that they pretty much mean nothing now. They’re random adjectives that are regularly added in a scattershot way,…

Dylan H. Jones Interviewed by Paul D. Brazill

PDB: What’s going on? Apart from avoiding the annual tyranny of Christmas music in every café and store I walk into, I’m elbow deep in my third, D.I. Tudor Manx novel and hoping to God it’s going to work out the way it’s playing out in my head- which, by the way, is plot-perfect and…