Sadie Hartmann recommends some weird Westerns for your reading pleasure! “If you cut your teeth on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series and you want more of that good, good, cosmic, weird, horrific, fucked up, Western life, I have some recommendations for you. Some of these I have […]
“Writing and reading are not all of me, but it’s an important part of me. I am thinking about slowing down a little, but we’ll see if that happens. I’ve thought about that for years, and sometimes I do slow a bit, but then I start right back.” […]
Joe Lansdale writes about the last minstrel show in East Texas. “I never saw any African-American minstrel shows, but I heard about them from those who had. I certainly saw a white minstrel show. I saw it in a time when public places sported ‘white’ and ‘colored’ water […]
Writers Joe Lansdale and Andrew Vachss have a conversation about their books Edge of Dark Water and That’s How I Roll, the power of books, the importance of libraries and librarians, publishing as a fixed fight and a helluva lot more. Part one and part two.
“He was a hero to some, a villain to others, and wherever he rode people spoke his name in whispers. He had no friends, this Jonah Hex, but he did have two companions: One was death itself… The other, the acrid smell of gunsmoke…” I’ve meant to write […]
Spinetingle has an interview with Champion Mojo Storyteller, Joe R. Lansdale: “I don’t mind a stimulus for a story-do something noir, etc., but I like to play with those expectations. Genre has its place…. But I don’t like genre to rule my reading. If I had, I’d have […]