The Story Behind Grim by Joseph Spencer

I began Grim because I missed writing terribly. For the first decade of my professional career, I’d written at regional daily newspapers with the pressure to produce entertaining and informative stories on a tight deadline. The pursuit of my writing goals led me to papers across the country in Illinois, Iowa, Virginia and Colorado, but…

The Story Behind A Gangster’s Garden by March Cortez

The idea for my novel A Gangster’s Garden came from a conversation completely unrelated to writing. About 10 years ago, a friend and I were talking about an article in the Los Angeles Times regarding gang violence.  The article was discussing the results that local law enforcement were having in slowing down gang violence in…