Current Mischief – October 24th, 2017

The News

I’m happy to say my book launch for Fishing with the Devil was a roaring success. We had great music, an awesome venue, a fantastic crowd, and… books. Lots and lots of books. A huge thanks to Hanging Judge and Owl’s Nest Books and Coffin Hop Press and all my friends and family for making it one for the ages.

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Rick and the boys from Hanging Judge blasted some tunes.

Hanging Judge at FwtD Launch

Sarah gave a cool introduction, I talked a little about the book, and then read from A Dead Reckoning. Then Axel gave talked about Coffin Hop Press and read from his brilliant new Noirvella, Con Morte.

Fishing with the Devil Launch

We sold a pile of books and managed to claw our way to the top of the Calgary Best Sellers List for the week!

FwhD Best Sellers List

 

Other Cool News

I was recently interviewed by Joshua Pantalleresco for his Just Joshing Podcast. We had a fun chat, so grab it from his site or iTunes and give it (and all the other great interviews he’s done) a listen.

Just Joshing

 

Writing

I finally finished and polished up a surfing-mythology infused story called The Last Wave. Now it’s time to find a home for it. I’m still grinding away on No Joy (a full length Tagger Boone novel) and Well Hung, the first piece for Tales from the Double-W Pawn Shop, my Winston and Wu story book. Also work on another short story collection about death titled Die Jobs and other Invariabilities. Oh, and I started a new sci-fi story tentatively called M33.

Editing

Lots of editing work for Coffin Hop Press with the finished products coming out in November. Look for Manchester Vice and It’s a Weird Winter Wonderland.

Upcoming Events

Some Funtacular events coming down the pipe.

Halloween Eve at Signal Hill Indigo
Monday, October 30th, 2017 (6pm-9pm)
Coffin Hop Press will be attending the Halloween Eve event at Signal Hill Indigo. It’s a fundraiser for WWC so come on down, chat us up, and buy some books for a great cause.

Halloween Eve at Signal Hill Indigo

Manchester Vice/Weird Winter Wonderland Launch
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 (7pm-9pm)

Coffin Hop Press will be officially launching Manchester Vice by Jack Strange and the twisted anthology It’s a Weird Winter Wonderland by seven fantastic authors, at the Owls Nest. It’ll be a fun party with drinks, snacks, readings, and most certainly mischief. Come on down!

Nov Launch 2017

Running

I’ve been healing up and rebuilding after my hard summer races, so I haven’t been pushing to many miles. I did run the local Harvest Half Marathon on September 30th, however, and set out determined to make amends for the pain that was Lost Soul. It was a beautiful, perfect day and I’m happy to say I was flying in my new Hoka ultra-cushioned trail shoes. I had one of my best half’s in many, many years.

Harvest Half 2017

Upcoming Running Events

The next body smashing ultra will be in February (Frozen Ass 50) and Steve and I are in the midst of planning some big races for for 2018. Stay tuned!

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Cheers!
Rob