Spring has come very late to the northeast (in fact there’s debate as to whether it’s here at all), but there’s still no better time to get things cleaned up.
My intention for the blog since the re-release of the website was to focus on crime fiction based content, and keep the self-pimping to a minimum.
Six reviews/writing blogs later, I’ve been pretty successful on that point. The new site has been up for nearly 4 (!) months already, and outside of the initial launch, there hasn’t been any generic site update blogs.
So, time to dirty up that spotless record and get to some pimpn’.
Before I get into it though, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the great people that have been supporting me. It’s humbling to get even just one piece of fan mail/encouragement and I’ve been blessed with a few more than that. So first off THANK YOU to anyone past present or future whom has shown their support for me.
My pieces premiering in All Due Respect, Dead Guns Press: Hard Boiled Anthology, and Dark Corners have all been added to the ‘publications’ tab. There you can find links to all of those stories along with a teaser passage. All feature not just me, but a book full of other great authors and stories.
In the short term, look for my first piece premiering on a foreign site (HINT: I don’t speak any other language than English, so that should narrow down your guesses). After that, another Flash Fiction piece will be up on one of the great crime fiction sites you all know and love (or should if you don’t!). No dates just yet, but soon.
I’m working with an Indie Press that, all things willing, will see the release of my first medium to long length publication (think Novella, and if you don’t know what that is, it’s okay, most people don’t). In service to an overwhelming need to make things as difficult as possible for myself, it will be out of genre, something of a mash up between cyberpunk and noir.
Also, new Stories. The free stories section of the website has been neglected lately. In the spirit of cleanliness, one (and possibly two) new stories are getting the treatment now and will be up before the summer.
This Desperate City is finally actively looking for an artist to illustrate more short crime fiction comics here on the site. Reviewed a couple of portfolios and so far don’t have a match. If you have/know anyone interested, send them my way (firstname.lastname@example.org). There’s cash money for the artist selected. Hoping to have new comics off the ground before the summer months, so get to it!
A couple weeks will see the return of a crime fiction blog post, or possibly another review. Until then, thanks again for the support, and if you haven’t done so already, hit me up on Facebook, twitter or any of the rest (all links in the header).
Cleaning the sh!t out of spring,
J. J. Sinisi is a professional out of New York but spends what little free time he has strolling dark alleyways creating crime fiction. His work has appeared at Spelk Fiction, Yellow Mama, Spinetingler Magazine, Near to the Knuckle, Dead Guns Press, All Due Respect, Thuglit, Dark Corners, Shotgun Honey, The Flash Fiction Offensive, Heater, and he received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Family Matters Short Story contest.