THE WINTER SOLSTICE IS COMING

And so is Solstice, the book.

It’s our fist publication since we moved, and it’s a beautiful volume that houses expressive poetry, intimate memoir, and compelling short fiction.

Some of the poets include Colin James, Robert Fleming, and Morgan Golladay. There’s fiction from Maggie Claypool and Mary Salome.

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It’s almost time for the winter solstice, and the anthology, Solstice, makes a wonderful gift for friends or family. What’s better than a good read before bed on a cold night?

Winter is on her way… I feel her trying to push in through the gaps in the door.

But we can take solace in our Solstice.

PATHOS

PATHOS, the long-awaited fourth issue of our online, free-to-read and free-to-submit-to, literary magazine, INSTANT NOODLES, is now available. This issue features over sixty submissions including original poetry, short fiction, and art. Various submissions feature an MP4 recording of the authors performing their work, so you can read or listen.

Thanks to the many, many contributors who helped make this issue a huge success!

FREE (& virtual) INDIE AUTHOR EVENT

Do you like Humphrey Bogart movies?
How about Raymond Chandler mysteries?

Join us online for a conversation with William F. Crandell, award-winning author of Let’s Say Jack Kennedy Killed the Girl, Book 1 in The Jack Griffin Detective Series.

In this hard-boiled adventure we find a young senator Kennedy’s personal and political future at risk when he’s set up to take the fall for a ghastly murder. Working against time, bureaucratic red tape, his own personal demons, and individuals who want him out of the way, Detective Jack Griffin must identify the real killer, assuming he survives long enough.

William F. Crandell returned home from the Vietnam War with a taste for adventure, a skeptic’s eye, and a hundred thousand stories. Awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for his private detective novel, Let’s Say Jack Kennedy Killed the Girl, Crandell has published short stories, book reviews, scholarly articles, journalism, state and federal reports, political analyses, and congressional testimony that he presented in Washington hearings. An Ohio native, Crandell received all his degrees at Ohio State University, completing his doctorate in American History with a study of the interaction of McCarthyism and Republican politics. Bill is a former DC speech writer for Veteran’s Affairs.
Click below to register for the Zoom link:

TALK WITH BILL CRANDELL

FROM MARYLAND ARTS GRANT TO PUBLISHED AUTHOR WITH GREAT KIRKUS REVIEW

Meet William Crandell, this week, on Del Arts!

It’s Finally Here.

Hot, Buttered, Holidays. You know you want it.
And this issue has readings from some of the authors. (And there you were, doing all your reading yourself, like a sucker.)
Now, hear the authors, in their own voices, read their own words!

“As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky; so off to the Instant Noodles page the readers all flew, to find some amazing art and a poem or two!”

Happy noodle days to you~

Thanks for supporting this teensy indie press. Big love~ Di and Dave

LAST CHANCE FOR A FREE READ

We have a new book that is free for download today on Amazon. If you like hardboiled detective series, you won’t get too much better than Bill’s version. Bill, as an FYI, is a Vietnam vet, and he first wrote this when he was on a Maryland state arts grant. 

There are 3 more in the series too, so if you like this, more are coming. This one is free until midnight tonight, 11/29/2021.


You can download it to any device:  laptop, tablet, smartphone, and read it whenever, or share it (you can let another person read it, also for free). You do not have to read it today, but you can only “obtain” it today.(Amazon limits how much we can give away).

Get it now!

FREE BOOK FRIDAY: IT’S A MYSTERY

Damn that’s a good-looking book!

You know you want it!

And this weekend you can have it, free!

Yes, we’re giving it away to say thanks for your support of the Hawkshaw mysteries.

If you get it, and you read it, would you be so kind as to drop it a review on Amazon?

Or Goodreads?

Bill is an indie author with an indie press who wrote one-helluva hard-boiled mystery, so he can use all the reviews he can get to help people find out about this wonderful book. He has been called the successor to Raymond Chandler by some reviewers, and they’re not exaggerating.

But, review or not, you can have it, no strings attached. We want you to have the book, and to enjoy it, on us, as a way to say “Thanks!” So get your free copy today!

It didn’t occur to me then that Kennedy was rich. All I saw was this skinny, unassuming guy with a New England accent. His suit hung on his bones as though he were still recovering from the South Pacific, but his grin was a Steinway piano. Kennedy had the kind of charm that made you like him even when he was winning the girl you wanted. How do you outmaneuver a romancer like that?

THE PROOF, AND NOTHING BUT THE PROOF

It’s time for the final read-through before the curtain goes up on Let’s Say Jack Kennedy Killed the Girl, released by our imprint, Hawkshaw Press. As with every book we print, we check them once, we check them twice, and we check them a few times after that to be sure they’re clean, like Griffin’s case.

This book is getting great reviews and winning awards even in its proof phase. You’re going to want a signed copy.

And you’re going to want in on a chance to talk to Bill! 

And maybe you find yourself behind the 8-ball, and you need someone who believes you when you say you were in Montreal at the time. You know who to call:

Q: WHAT IS HOTTER, AND MORE BUTTERED, THAN MOVIE THEATRE POPCORN?

Um, yeah, that would be Instant Noodles, Volume 3, “Hot Buttered Holidays!” And we use real, sweet, creamery butter, because it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.

It’s available December 1st., the lit mag, not a tub of butter.

Why, December, that’s months and months away.

It is almost Thanksgiving, People.

There’s no leaves left to peep at!

Are you ready for the cavalcade of holidays?

Great!

If not, you may want to linger a bit longer in the now distant summer!

Why not try a lovely little number form Instant NoodlesHot Fun in the Summertime,” like “First Morning After Moving,” by Greg Hill, or visit “The H.K. INN,” with Virginia Watts?

How about a memoir from a veteran for Veteran’s Day?

Enjoy your light-noodlie lunch now, before it’s stuffing-yourself time!

Mmmmm… tasty.

OH, THE HORROR, ON DELMARVA LIFE!