Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's Meme Time

I GOT MEMED! Brian Lindenmuth challenged Patti Abbott who in turn named yours truly. I need to list writers I’ve read who were new to me this year and then tag some others. This is easy because I’m sitting on a bunch of submissions for Beat to a Pulp (shameless plug), so I’ll name a few of these and then several gone but not forgotten authors.

Kieran Shea’s "Backing the Stakes" will be featured in mid-January in BTAP. His writing is sharp and concise. No words wasted. His hard boiled yarn hits you with both barrels center mass.

Jack Martin's’s "A Man Called Masters" is in the tradition of western giants like Zane Grey. A wonderful story and I will be looking forward to his full length Black Horse western coming out next year.

Charles Gramlich and I ‘met’ through James Reasoner’s blog. After we both survived Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, I decided to drop him a message on the Razored Zen. I was impressed with his horror offerings in October and still think he should start a monthly magazine. I contacted him about a story for my e-zine and he delivered "Whiskey, Guns, and Sin." Great title and extraordinary pulp. If you have never read his work before, you’ll be hooked after this.

And for the golden oldies: Luke Short, Eugene Cunningham, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Will Eisner.

And now, I hope they don’t mind. I'll pass the torch on to Scott D. Parker and Chris, The Louis L’Amour Project, if they would like to give it a try.


Cloudia said...

Charles Gramlch has a distinct rythmn & sensibiity.
You have a good eye. . . Aloha-

Chris said...

Thanks for thinking of me, man!

I just made a contribution and farmed the meme out to my friend and fellow blogger Izzy, and the prolific Gary Dobbs.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll have to check out the Louis L'Amour project.

I thought you'd like that title, "Whiskey, Guns, and Sin." I figured it had just about everything pulpish in it.

Barrie said...

Oh my goodness, I almost memed you for the 7 random things. You would've been swamped in memes!!

David Cranmer said...

Cloudia, Readers will not forget Whiskey, Guns, and Sin.

Chris, I just took a look at your list. Some excellent choices for sure.

Charles, Your story is like Pulp Fiction on speed!

Barrie, I had fun with this one.

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