41 writers. One cause. We've rallied a platoon of crime, western, thriller, fantasy, noir, horror and transgressive authors to support PROTECT's important work.Powerful stories from George Pelecanos, Andrew Vachss, Joe R. Lansdale, Charles de Lint, Ken Bruen, Chet Williamson, James Reasoner, Charlie Stella, Michael A. Black, Wayne Dundee, Roxane Gay, Ray Banks, Tony Black, Les Edgerton and more
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Thomas Pluck is the Bullet Award-winning writer of the Jay Desmarteaux stories, the Denny the Dent stories, and unflinching fiction with heart. His work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Beat to a Pulp, [PANK] Magazine, Spinetingler, McSweeney's, Pulp Modern, and elsewhere. He is the editor of the Lost Children anthologies to benefit PROTECT and Children 1st.Thomas grew up in an industrial pocket of Nutley, a middling New Jersey suburb near the city of Newark, where he sets many of his tales. He has worked in construction sites, shipping piers, drugstores, and underground data centers; he trains in mixed martial arts with cops, ex-cons, and those in between. When not writing or fighting, he enjoys hiking, strongman training, craft beers, archery, and doting on his wife Sarah and their two cats: a rescued Siamese named Charlie, and an irascible twenty pound cat-loaf named Shadow.He is working on his first novel.
George PelecanosNotify me of new titles added by this author
George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, including The Cut, What It Was, The Way Home, The Turnaround, and The Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer for The Wire and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives in Maryland.
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Chet WilliamsonNotify me of new titles added by this author
Chet Wiliamson sold hisfirst story in 1981. Since then he's published twenty-five books and over a hundred short stories in anthologies and such magazines as The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many others.
His work has been adapted for film and TV, and has been published worldwide. Mr. Williamson won the International Horror Guild Award, and been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award (twice), the MWA's Edgar, and the HWA's Bram Stoker Award (six times). He write plays as well as fiction.
Also a member of Actors' Equity Association who occasionally acts in professional theaters in his area, the author has a fine, trained voice and the rare ability to narrate his own books in a manner that truly brings them to life.
Michael BlackNotify me of new titles added by this author
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Charles de LintNotify me of new titles added by this author
CHARLES DE LINT is the much-beloved author of more than seventy adult, young adult, and children's books, including The Blue Girl, Dingo, The Painted Boy, Under My Skin, and A Circle of Cats, the picture book on which The Cats of Tanglewood Forest is based. Well known throughout fantasy and science-fiction circles as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, White Pine, Crawford, and Aurora awards. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a monthly book-review column for theMagazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He shares his home in Ottawa, Canada, with his wife, MaryAnn Harris; a cat named Clare; and a little dog named Johnny Cash. CHARLES VESS is a world-renowned artist and a three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, among several others. His work has appeared in magazines, comic books, and novels including The Coyote Road--Trickster Tales, Peter Pan, The Book of Ballads, andStardust, written by Neil Gaiman and made into an acclaimed film by Paramount Pictures in 2007. Vess has also illustrated two picture books with Gaiman (Instructions and Blueberry Girl) that were New York Times bestsellers. His art has been featured in several gallery and museum exhibitions across the United States as well as in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Italy. He lives on a small farm and works from his studio, Green Man Press, in southwest Virginia.
Ray Banks has been a double-glazing salesman, a croupier, a dole monkey, and various degrees of disgruntled temp. The author of The Big Blind, Saturday's Child, and No More Heroes, he was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and now lives in England.
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DAVE WHITE was born in 1979 and holds a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Montclair State University. He is a winner and multiple-time nominee for the Derringer Award for best short story and was shortlisted for the 2005 storySouth Million Writers Award. He has contributed to many anthologies and collections, including The Adventure of the Missing Detective and Damn Near Dead. He lives in New Jersey.
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Edward GraingerNotify me of new titles added by this author
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Andrew VachssNotify me of new titles added by this author
Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many books include the Burke novels and two previous collections of short stories. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times, among other publications. He divides his time between his native New York City and the Pacific Northwest.
Bill CameronNotify me of new titles added by this author
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Les EdgertonNotify me of new titles added by this author
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Joe R. LansdaleNotify me of new titles added by this author
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Edgar Award-winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust , and Leather Maiden . He has received eight Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature.. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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Ken Bruen (b. 1951) is one of the most prominent Irish crime writers of the last two decades. Born in Galway, he spent twenty-five years traveling the world before he began writing in the mid 1990s. As an English teacher, Bruen worked in South Africa, Japan, and South America, where he once spent a short time in a Brazilian jail. He has two long-running series: one starring a disgraced former policeman named Jack Taylor, the other a London police detective named Inspector Brant. Praised for their sharp insight into the darker side of today’s prosperous Ireland, Bruen’s novels are marked by grim atmosphere and clipped prose. Among the best known are his White Trilogy (1998–2000) and The Guards (2001), the Shamus award-winning first novel in the Jack Taylor series. Along with his wife and daughter, Bruen continues to live and work in Galway.
Dave Marsh is one of rock's best-known critics. He was a founding editor of Cream, and worked for Rolling Stone as associate editor from 1975-1990. Marsh is the author of numerous books, including Elvis, Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who, Fortunate Son, The Heart of Rock and Roll,and The New Book of Rock Lists. His articles have been syndicated in over 200 newspapers, and appear regularly in major journals from Playboy to TV Guide. Dave Marsh lives in Norwalk, CT and New York City.
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