A Sample: Hell and the Sea (a portion of Chapter 6)

Hell and the Sea is a Roman á clef novel set in the Indie Pub world of Austin based author Dim Hardy. If you don’t know what a Roman á clef is, please click on the link to read more about it. This portion is taken from Chapter 6 of Hell and the Sea. And […]

Mama Tried (Crime Stories Inspired by Outlaw Country)

Late last year I was asked to write a story for a Crime Fiction short story anthology. Don’t laugh. I knew it was, on the surface at least, completely out of my normal genres. But the thing that attracted me was that it was crime stories based on Outlaw Country songs. Outlaw Country? That’s right […]

The Problem is Me

The idea that there are political answers to broad moral and social problems assumes that by corporate action good can be imposed upon evil in a lasting and permanent way without the recognition that, as Solzhenitsyn said, the thread of good and evil runs through every heart.

What is a Roman à Clef?

My new serialized novel Hell and the Sea has some people in a tizzy. Ok… that may be exaggerated. It has a few people in a tizzy. Ok, maybe two people.

The Wild and Free Pigs of the Okefenokee Swamp

I didn’t write this tale and I don’t know who did, but it is in my book Surviving Off Off-Grid. A new reader sent me some comments on it, so I thought I’d cast it out there again for funsies… MB Some years ago, about 1900, an old trapper from North Dakota hitched up some […]

What is my Patreon and How Does it Work?

Greetings y’all, Time for an update and a chat. My Patreon has gotten a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. It was fun that during the BrainstormATX conference one of the speakers (who was asked about Patreon) said, “It is an interesting concept, but I don’t know any author who has successfully used […]

Pennsylvania Facts and Fun

I had to put together a fact sheet and blurbs for my agent to present to a foreign rights agent for Pennsylvania, so I thought I’d share it with you all, since you have been central in the success of my books! With over 100,000 copies of Pennsylvania stories (novel, short stories, series parts, and […]

Crazy Deal… 4 Novels for $1 each.

Because I knew I’d be traveling to Austin to speak at BrainstormATX (and a lot of people would be looking up my books,) and because I know I’ll be traveling back to Austin to be radio interviewed on the 29th of June, I decided to mark my four most popular novels down to .99 a piece for the Kindle!