GeneralFiction--Speculative and noir. Comics. Pulp lit. Music--from hardcore punk to blu-note jazz. Politics. History. Laughter. Whatever scares you.
BooksVoracious reading. Harlan Ellison and Jim Thompson are Gods. I like Noir from Dashiell Hammett to Charlie Huston. Spec fic from H. P. Lovecraft to P. K. Dick to the cyberpunks to Neil Asher. And yes, Messrs King, Joe R. Lansdale and Andrew Vachs. Comics from Will Eisner to Neil Gaiman (books too) to Garth Ennis. Don't forget comics like Hate and Eightball and Evan Dorkin's stuff. Tons of authors: Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, Robert Bloch, Paul Auster, Jack London, Charles Willeford, Peter Rabe, Allan Guthrie...
HeroesLee Marvin meets Jesus meets the Dalai Lama (really, they're all one guy, I swear), The Green Lama, The Green Hornet, The Red Bee, Bill Hicks, Stephen Colbert, the writers listed above, Bill Moyers, Tesla (the guy, not the band), Kerouac, The Shadow...
- Aug 31, 2010 7:13 PM TALES OF THE BAGMAN Press Release (now available)
- Aug 16, 2010 7:50 PM THE BAGMAN: Fantastic Promo Art by Laura Givens (The MySpace version is a little pixelated)
- Feb 2, 2010 8:53 PM Dan Fowler G-Man Chapter One--Free Sample
- Jan 16, 2010 6:10 PM Freeform: Everything and Nothing
- Nov 23, 2009 7:14 PM More G-Man Action!
About me:This is about madness; insanity and anger. This is about horror, murder, and that little thing that takes you over the edge. Fear and disassociation, nurture vs. nature, and what happens if you add or take away one or all of the above. When is insanity better than the alternative? When does love become obsession? When is life punishment? When is death justice? How far will you go?
This is the stuff I write about. This is the stuff of nightmares, hope and a universe with a sick sense of humor.
And at times it's quite funny.
You can read my award winning short story "How Pappy Got Five Acres Back and Calvin Stayed on the Farm" by clicking the link. "Clicking," it's a high tech term.
The first two chapters of my first novel BIPOLAR EXPRESS can be read for free by clicking the title. It's the classic story of Boy meets Girl, Girl dies, Magnetic Poles shift, Boy gets psychiatric diagnosis and a gun.
My pulp novelette "The Gateway Machine" is new to Secret Agent X Vol. II. Read about this classic pulp character in my blog. Really, it's good stuff.
Who I'd like to meet:An agent. Other writers. Editors. Old friends. Musicians. Radioactive flying monsters.
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Dallas/Chicago/Atlanta
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Occupation: Writer
I just finished my first novel and am shopping around numerous short stories--looking to meet with an agent and other writers.