The latest issue of free online magazine, Black Horse Extra is now live and it's another packed issue - one of the articles this issue, The Ballad of Jack Martin looks at my July Black Horse Western release, The Ballad of Delta Rose. The book can be pre-ordered now from Amazon, The Book Depository and Robert Hale's website. Pre-ordering is always the best way to ensure you get a copy
Well, for one it’s very minimalist in style, which is something I’ve been developing over recent years. It was all down to reading Richard Stark’s The Hunter, which literally left me dazed. I had an epiphany of sorts during the reading – Stark’s minimalist prose was so incredibly powerful that the connection between reader and story was like a physical thing and the knocks and blows were actually felt. I mean it – this book had me, several times, looking up open-mouthed and vocalizing, “F****g h**l!” And I think that unconsciously I felt the desire to develop my own writing style in this way." FULL ARTICLE
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