Monday, December 11, 2006


The winter issue of
Spinetingler is up.

Wow! This thing is packed with short stories and interviews.
188 pages of tingling goodness.

Lifted directly from Sandra Ruttan's

Sweet Victory: Spinetingler is Up

The new issue of Spinetingler proved to be a stubborn issue, but at last the Winter Issue is up, filled with all sorts of scrumptious goodies, just in time for your holiday indulging. There are stories by the likes of Bill Cameron, Stephen Allan, and Angie Johnson Schmit. But that's not all! There are also stories by Vincent H Keen - he of the annoying name that, if I were him, I would just shorten to VINCE KEEN, because that sounds tough and crime writery - and JD Rhoades. And there are others, but they aren't bloggers, which is the only reason I'm not doing a full-fledged list. You'll find all the goodies at the site.

But if that isn't enough to entice you already, try this on for size. I interview not one, not two, but three fantastic authors. And I recommend that you read them all, because names are mentioned and other authors interject on one of the interviews. In fact, I recommend starting with Jess Lourey, then Duane Swierczywonderboy and then Mark Billingham. When you read them, it will all make sense.

Still here? What the hell is wrong with you? Alright then. As though you needed any more enticement, Russel has made an appearance in this issue.

Go forth and spread the word. Seriously, it's another massive issue. The print version will be available for purchase next week.


Bill Cameron said...

I'm a bit giddy!

Heather Harper said...

Congrats, Bill. :)

jamie ford said...

Holy crap...188 pages! That's fantastic. Where can I buy a hardcopy version?

Bill Cameron said...

Thank you, Heather!

anne frasier said...

bill, i didn't realize you were the cozy noir winner until i read it on your blog! don't know how i missed that. i read angie's story last night. oh my god!! it's hilarious and clever and charming. haven't read yours yet. i'm forcing myself to wait until tonight.

jamie, i'm not sure about that. i'm thinking of buying the hardcopy too.

anne frasier said...

oh, and bill -- i tried several times to leave a congrat on your blog. damn blogger won't let me. firsts it was a long paragraph. then a short one. then just :


anne frasier said...

it looks like old blogger and new blogger are having some compatiblity problems.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Jaime and Anne, the hardcopy version will be available for sale next week, through online order. I'll make a post about it on my blog when it's up. Our Fall 2006 was the first issue we had available for sale that way, but it requires an extra set of formatting and proofing over just putting it online to make sure the printer didn't do anything funny.

Extra work, but worth it. So many people said they were printing out the whole thing, and this way they don't have to have that hassle.

Thanks for spreading the word Anne!

Bill Cameron said...

Mean ol' Blogger!

angie said...

Thanks for being such a great Spinetingler proselytizer! And I'm really glad you liked the story - I had a lot of fun with it when I wrote it. Isn't it cool that Bill won?!

anne frasier said...

thanks, sandra. i'll watch for that.

bill, ain't that the truth!

angie, pro-sel-y-tizer. damn. that there's a big, strange word.

i loved your story!! i laughed out loud i don't know how many times.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Lotta good stories in the issue, folks! Congrats to Bill and to those who placed in the Cozy Noir.

Agreed on Angie's story. Laugh out loud funny.