‘Rough and Rowdy…’

I’m pleased to announce that my story, “Saxon and the Stand-Down”, will be appearing in Woodland Press’ forthcoming anthology, Hills of Fire: Bare Knuckle Yarns of Appalachia, edited by Frank Larnerd. Check out the book-blog here and the Facebook page here. More below the cut. 


“Saxon and the Stand-Down” sees Pinkerton Detective James ‘Jimmy’ Saxon entering a rough and rowdy coal mining camp on the hunt for a murderous drifter, only to wind up in an old-fashioned, bare knuckle Irish stand-down with said drifter while an angry crowd of coal miners looks on. It’s a brutal little story and much like a proper stand-down, has little room for anything but a knockdown, drag-out fight.

The anthology is scheduled for release in mid-October. However, while you’re waiting, why not check out other Woodland Press anthologies, like Specters in Coal-Dust and Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia

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