The cover was designed by Kelly Brewer, who's done several of my e-book covers. She's also an excellent copy editor. I married well.
CALABAMA comes out June 15 via Kindle, Smashwords and other e-book platforms. Only $2.99.
CALABAMA is "hillbilly noir" in the vein of TV's "Justified" or Daniel Woodrell's "Winter's Bone," but it's set in the wilds of Northern California. It's the story of Eric Newlin, a slacker who works for his father-in-law in the remote town of Redding. Eric survives a near-miss in traffic, and decides it's an omen: His life is about to change. And he's right. His life goes right down the toilet. Within days, he's fallen so far that he finds himself mixed up in a kidnapping scheme with a local crimelord named Rydell Vance.
I recently read the manuscript again, getting it ready for publication, and the dark humor still cracks me up. Hope others feel the same way.