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“The Track” Accepted For Publication By Dark Passages Publishing!

Is that light at the end of the tunnel or a threat?

Is that light at the end of the tunnel or a deadly threat?

My noir novella, The Track (discussed in prior blog posts), has been accepted for publication in early 2017 by Dark Passages Publishing, a subsidiary of ELJ Publications, LLC. The Track is a 20,000 word novella about a young woman, Amber Ferguson, who gets involved with a Ponzi scheme in Florida. I’m not going to give away any more detail than that, but I do want to provide some background about Dark Passages:

“Dark Passages Publishing is a New York based imprint that endeavors to publish the best new crime novellas. Founded in 2015 by P.A.M. Jensen, Dark Passages Publishing publishes a range of crime fiction.

Whether it’s mystery, noir, hardboiled, psychological, thriller, pulp, or literary crime, Dark Passages Publishing is looking to promote strong voices and novellas that exceed expectations and surprise the reader in both context and form. Give us something nebulous, something gritty, something radical, compelling stories with intriguing characters and quality writing. We’re hungry for work that unsettles and thrills with language and twists.

Dark Passages Publishing is a world populated by psychopaths, sociopaths, misfits, and sundry fellow travelers ebbing and flowing in the common goals of “the big score,” “achieving total dominance,” and “righting wrongs.” We want a world whose narrators’ understanding of such things in direct contrast to the world at large, due to their own peculiar world views, is embedded in quest of their goals. Such a world has been covered by Jim Thompson and Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich. Think The Killer Inside Me, The Grifters, The Killing, and No Hope for Tomorrow.”

When it comes to writing crime fiction, I couldn’t ask to be in better company than Jim Thompson and Cornell Woolrich, two of the pulp writers who helped invent noir fiction in the ’30’s, ’40’s, and ’50’s. There also couldn’t be a nicer compliment for my work than to have it accepted by someone who’s specifically looking for hardboiled slices of dysfunctional life gone completely bad, just as Jim Thompson depicted with his pitiless, omniscient eye. My sincere thanks to Dark Passages founder P. A. M. Jensen and to Ariana D. Den Bleyker, Founder and Publisher of ELJ Publications, LLC.

Expect to hear more about The Track as the release date draws near.

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