Monday, March 27, 2017

New cover for my new book.

Hi folks,

Just want to show you the cover for my newest book that will come out in June from Down & Out Books. It's the third cover artist J.T. Lindroos has created for books of mine. He's just a fantastic artist!

Here's what J.T. said about his work:

"A new cover for Les Edgerton and Down & Out Books I’m particularly happy with. I set up this photo in our backyard with a couple of empty bottles, moonlight, two small flashlights and green and white beads from our New Orleans trip.

 The beer bottle up front (Smashing Todd’s Ambergris Reserve Wartime Stout) is a leftover prop from Jeff VanderMeer's  Shriek the Movie."

"Lagniappe" is a word that's very familiar to us natives (and former natives!) of New Orleans--it means "something extra." And, I hope that if you get it you'll agree. It's a collection of new stories that haven't been published in book form until now. All of them have been published by various anthologies.

I'll announce here in June when it becomes available.

Blue skies,

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Article and novel

Hi folks,

Few things happening. I was just notified my short story, Snake Farm, was nominated for an Anthony Award. Please keep your fingers crossed for me and if you are eligible to vote, you know I'd appreciate it!

A good friend of mine, Vince Zandri, just told me his new novel is out... and I'm a major character in it. Cute, Vince... If you'd like to see a truly great character, check out

And, Odyssey Press just published an article of mine on their blog. Odyssey is the literary imprint for Endeavour Books, UK's top ebook publisher. They published the ebook version of my novel, The Death of Tarpons. Check it out at

Just sent the final draft--hopefully--of my new novel, Hard Times, to my agent, Svetlana Pironko. Hope she likes it.

And... that's all, folks!

Blue skies,