Late last year I was asked to write a story for a Crime Fiction short story anthology. Don’t laugh. I knew it was, on the surface at least, completely out of my normal genres. But the thing that attracted me was that it was crime stories based on Outlaw Country songs. Outlaw Country? That’s right […]
In the middle of last week I was informed by my good friend and the producer who is spearheading the Pennsylvania film project that I won’t be writing the screenplay any more.
The idea that there are political answers to broad moral and social problems assumes that by corporate action good can be imposed upon evil in a lasting and permanent way without the recognition that, as Solzhenitsyn said, the thread of good and evil runs through every heart.
My new serialized novel Hell and the Sea has some people in a tizzy. Ok… that may be exaggerated. It has a few people in a tizzy. Ok, maybe two people.
I didn’t write this tale and I don’t know who did, but it is in my book Surviving Off Off-Grid. A new reader sent me some comments on it, so I thought I’d cast it out there again for funsies… MB Some years ago, about 1900, an old trapper from North Dakota hitched up some […]
Greetings y’all, Time for an update and a chat. My Patreon has gotten a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. It was fun that during the BrainstormATX conference one of the speakers (who was asked about Patreon) said, “It is an interesting concept, but I don’t know any author who has successfully used […]
I had to put together a fact sheet and blurbs for my agent to present to a foreign rights agent for Pennsylvania, so I thought I’d share it with you all, since you have been central in the success of my books! With over 100,000 copies of Pennsylvania stories (novel, short stories, series parts, and […]
Because I knew I’d be traveling to Austin to speak at BrainstormATX (and a lot of people would be looking up my books,) and because I know I’ll be traveling back to Austin to be radio interviewed on the 29th of June, I decided to mark my four most popular novels down to .99 a piece for the Kindle!
Accidental Indie author Dim Hardy, a promising writer with a sketchy past, navigates the turbulent waters during the heady days of the Amazon publishing revolution. From the crowded bars and pubs on the banks of the San Antonio River to seedy agent-hosted hotel parties and sweaty jazz clubs of the French Quarter, Dim discovers that revolutions are confusing and sometimes bloody things, and that friends and enemies can be hard to discern when fame and money are at stake.
Brother, Frank is officially re-launched and only a buck!
As an author, my experience with Hollywood has been almost completely the opposite of what I’d been warned it would be. I suppose it is understandable and probably necessary that their be ample warnings.
How one kneejerk act of bigoted censorship highlights where we are… and the dangerous places to which we are headed
Before I get into my commentary. Here are the shorthand notes about what happened…
Popular trad-pubbed author Nick Cole’s latest Sci-Fi novel was dropped by his publisher (Harper Collins Voyager,) and his contract was torn up, because of a minor plot point he used to show the motivation of the books antagonist. A plot-point that Nick’s young editor found “deeply offensive” to her political and social worldview.