A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Friday, June 1, 2007
I got the T-Shirt in the mail today so it must be official
My story "Amphetamine Logic" will appear in the July issue of Thuglit. I'm pleased. I just started writing fiction again in the last few months. I was an English major back in the day, and I considered going the academic route, but I was put off by the idea of self-consciously trying to write "literature." Of course, if I had known about people like say, Victor Gischler or Anthony Neil Smith, who went that route and still turned into crime writers, I might have had a different point-of-view. I have tried a couple of novels over the years, but they've not worked out, largely because I was young and lacked the discipline necessary to get something that huge together. I would sit down and get frustrated that I couldn't knock off 5,000 words at a pop. Now I know that that's an unrealistic expectation unless you're some kind of machine, which I am not.
Welcome to the Indie Crime Blog. As the name implies, this blog is dedicated to reviews of crime fiction published by independent presses. There are many books published every year that seem to be ignored for a variety of reasons. The books sections of newspapers are getting smaller. Bookstores give more shelf space to more established authors. I could go on, but you get it.My intent is to review books both old and new in the hopes that some deserving writers and worthy publishers will gain some exposure. I can be emailed at IndieCrime-at-gmail-dot-com