The Romance of the Battered Underwood by K A Laity

Oddly enough it’s come to my attention that Mark E. Smith’s old typewriter is going to be auctioned off. What Fall fan could resist the allure of that relic? You don’t have to be a ‘look-back bore’ to see the appeal of owning a bit of that remarkable history. If you can’t be a genius,…

David Nolan Author Visit in Lees Library, Oldham.

‘Join multi award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter, David Nolan, to discuss his latest book Black Moss (set in Oldham!). Includes a talk, Q&A and book signing. (Books will be available to purchase on the evening). David is a multi award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has written a dozen books including Tell the Truth…

Fighting The Odds by Ian Copestick

When you’re trying To be a writer, and Things aren’t going Your way, it can Sometimes feel that Nobody else has been Through the same Kind of Hell that you Are traversing. Last Night I read for the First time Saroyan And his “Daring Young Man…” It helps to know That there have Been more….

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: MARIETTA MILES

TELEVISION – Zombies. I love zombies. The Walking Dead. Fear the Walking Dead. Both shows are very different from when they first began. I admit I am not as obsessive as I used to be, but I still watch and look forward to the episodes. American Horror Story, though I haven’t watched an episode since…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: Sandra Ruttan

TELEVISION The joke in this house is that my husband is all about movies and I’m all about TV; I love a great series, the kind that has season-long arcs, memorable characters. I’ve been doing a lunch rewatch of Fargo, season 1, recently. I love the storytelling, the characters, the intricate way the threads weave…

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…

Existentialism in Noir by K. A. Laity

A few years back I was on an existentialism panel at NoirCon that went a bit off the rails (those who were there may recall why) so we never really got deeply into the topic. It’s hung around in the back of my brain pan for a while and two recent reads pinged a few…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: JOEL MEADOWS

TELEVISION I have always watched a lot of television. Currently finishing off Game of Thrones, which isn’t quite as compelling as it was when it started but it is still pretty good. I do try and keep up with genre shows because of the website and have watched a few episodes of DC Universe’s Doom…

I Thought I’d Try by Ian Copestick

I’m trying to remember when it first was That I thought I’d try to be a writer I vaguely recall, at about 15, under The spell of Jack Kerouac, I dug out My mum’s portable typewriter and tried To write my first novel. As I had no Experience of life, either on the road Or…

Night And The City by Gerald Kersh Kickstarter Campaign.

Paperback edition of Night And The City by Gerald Kersh BY London Books London Classics edition of Gerald Kersh‘s classic London novel Night & The City. ‘We are looking to raise £3,000 to crowdfund the production of a high quality paperback edition of the iconic London novel ‘Night And The City’ By Gerald Kersh. “The…