Saturday, February 02, 2008

Two new Texas tales from yours truly

I am direfully slow about promoting my own work. I'd like to blame this on the weeks I spent drinking tequila in an East Austin dive with a renegade Federale and a Ukrainian jazz musician. The Federale was dodging a bounty hunter from Andarko Oklahoma and the jazz musician had inside information on Vladimir Putin, the Orange Revolution, and $1 million worth of smuggled uranium. We drank a lot of tequila.

Actually I just changed jobs in December and I've been too tired and lazy to update my blog.

I had two new stories come online this month. “The Regulator” is a masked-vigilante/border-shoot-'em-up that mixes a bit of The Wild Bunch with Mexican masked wrestling and current events. You can find it online at:, courtesy of the ol' boys at Cliffhanger Case Files, the electronic pulpsters. Lot's of good fun to be had from Derrick Ferguson's “Dillon and the Escape from Toseigo” and “Claws of the Cat” from Curt Fenland.

My other yarn is an old school hard-boiled PI tale. “Wanted Dead” can be found online at: Shred of Evidence is a great place of crime fiction of all kinds. Stick around and take a look at the other fine crime fiction from talented writers. There's more crime there than Saturday night in Houston.

-Dave Hardy


Charles Gramlich said...

Was wondering what had happened to you, Dave. I can understand with the job change. Good to see you back. Congrats on the two stories. I'll check them out this evening. Intriguing titles.

Dave Hardy said...

Thanks! I got into a holiday/new job rut. I figure that with my commute, I spend 11 hours a day away from home. I used to be able to slack more in my old position, I had everything set up just so. Not that I'm complaining, I asked for the job after all. Getting too comfortable is slow death.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the yarns.