December 15, 2023

Music Crime Fiction Cover Reveal!


As I mentioned, I have a new story coming out soon in the anthology, (I Just) Died in Your Arms, Crime Fiction Inspired by One-Hit Wonders.

My story, "Wildfire," is inspired by that 1970s hit of the same name. It's a sad song and as I'm a horse lover, it's a favorite, too, so I'm super excited about this!

So... ta-dah! The cover!

It's sharp and classy. Some may object to the gun on the cover, but that is a common element in crime fiction (and crimes). That said, it's definitely attention-getting, which is what you want!

Pre-order here! (If any problems, use main link here.) Paperback only $10! (Note: the link may change so I'll indicate if it has.) * Pre-order now available on Kindle and Barnes & Noble.

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Here are the authors and stories in the anthology, though I'm not sure of the final order they'll appear in. I've put them in order here according to year, from the oldest to more recent.

Do you know the songs? If you're not familiar with them, I listed YouTube links to each one. Have fun listening, (most are pretty familiar), and reading the stories! I know I can't wait to read them all, too! 

Authors and Stories:

* Vinnie Hansen: 96 Tears

Song: 96 Tears, ? and the Mysterians (1966) - Listen 

Jeanne DuBois: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

Song: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam (1969) - Listen

* Josh Pachter: The Rapper

Song: The Rapper by The Jaggerz (1970) - Listen

* J. M. Taylor: It’s Hard to Die

Song: Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks (1974) - Listen

* Christine Verstraete: Wildfire

 Song: Wildfire by Michael Martin Murphey (1975) - Listen

* Sandra Murphy: Pigeon Talk

Song: 867-5309/Jenny) by Tommy Tutone (1981) - Listen

 * Joseph S. Walker: Come On Eileen

Song: Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners (1982) - Listen

* Wendy Harrison: It’s Raining Men

Song: It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls (1983) - Listen

* Bev Vincent: Somebody’s Watching

Song: Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell (1984) - Listen

* Leone Ciporin: Life in a Northern Town

 Song: Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy (1985) - Listen

 * Adam Gorgoni: Bitch

* Song: Bitch by Meredith Brooks (1997) - Listen

* Barb Goffman: Teenage Dirtbag

 Song: Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus (2000) - Listen