Battling Mahoney & Other Stories

Mahoney 5x8I am running a little behind in sharing this – however it’s still worth shouting about. The second Fight Card charity anthology, Fight Card Presents: Battling Mahoney & Other Stories is available from Amazon as an e-book for $2.99 with 100% of the proceeds going to help the family of the late Jory Sherman. A paperback version will follow shortly.

Inside its pages, you’ll find my short story, ‘Abbott & Costello Meet the Brown Bomber’ – a piece of speculative fiction about the famous comedy duo meeting boxing great Joe Louis (as Lou gets ready to film his fight scenes – as Lou the Looper – in Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man).

Battling Mahoney and Other Stories is the second in a series of charity anthologies from the Fight Card authors’ cooperative – a writers’ community featuring many of today’s finest fictioneers – features fifteen rounds of fight fiction from authors James Reasoner, Loren D. Estleman, Len Levinson, Mark Finn, Jeremy L. C. Jones, Michael Zimmer, Marc Cameron, Nik Morton, Marsha Ward, Clay More, Chuck Tyrell, Bowie V. Ibarra, Art Bowshier, and featuring an extensive essay, On Boxing, by Willis Gordon.

Compiled by Paul Bishop and Jeremy L. C. Jones, 100% of the proceeds from these anthologies go directly to an author-in-need or a literacy charity. Words on paper are the life blood of a writer. The writers in this volume were willing to bleed in order to give a transfusion to one of their own – and then continue to bleed to give a transfusion to literacy charities in support of that most precious of commodities…readers. They are true fighters, every one…

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Throwback Thursday

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I hope everybody is having a good week. This is my last working day for this week, then I am off for another three days – off to watch Lee Van Cleef westerns (naturally). So, for Throwback Thursday, here I am trying to avoid paparazzi. You believe me don’t you? Looks like this shoes had had their day. Didn’t have a car back then (don’t have one now, actually) and did a lot of walking.

But still livin’ the high life.

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Thursday again! Sheesh. Where is the year going to? Anyway, what can I tell you about this photo. Of course it is me, trying to look windswept and exotic as I manfully stare out at the river. It was taken in 1995, by the bank of the Murray River, in the town of Echuca in the state’s north (Northern Victoria). At one time, the city was the biggest inland port in the world (we’re talking 1880s). For those interested in that time period, you can check out the TV series ‘All the Rivers Run’, which starred John Waters and Sigrid Thorton. I have seen it since the 1980s, so i don’t know how it holds up. I think there was a sequel too – but I never saw that.

TBT

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Kickstart the Week

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Well, last Monday I kickstarted the week with Tom Waits, and everything went down hill from there. This week I think I won’t so much ‘Kickstart the Week’, but try to sneak into the week sight unseen. Anyway, what have I got for you? GRINDERMAN! Palaces of Montezuma. From Later, with Jules Holland. Enjoy.

Have a good week everybody.

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