Jeff Mariotte
Jeff Mariotte

More Western Action

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It’s a busy time in the Old West! There are a few things going on, and they’re all related. First, I have a short story in a brand-spankin’-new anthology, in which I share a table of contents with multiple friends and literary heroes. The book–Lawless: New Stories of the American West, focuses on outlaws. My […]

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123123 (Looking Backward and Forward)

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Well, it’s been a year. Some parts were good, some bad, as with most years. Outwardly, it doesn’t seem like my most productive year ever because I only released one book–Byrd’s Luck & Other Western Stories (details at the link). That said, the book launched a whole new western fiction imprint, Silverado Press (and was […]

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Santa’s Coming, and YOU Get the Gifts!

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It’s almost Christmas again. This year, I’m playing Santa Claus and giving readers some goodies! I have all kinds of bargains for you! First, a special note–in this year’s Best of the West section, the kind folks at True West Magazine once again wrote up new imprint Silverado Press, which launched with my Western short-story […]

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More Western News

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Silverado Press–the imprint that Howard Weinstein and I have launched through writers’ collective Crazy 8 Press–is getting all kinds of…well, press, lately. Here’s an interview with me that ran in the current issue of True West magazine (in which I also review a book–my first review for TW). And below is a piece that just […]

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New WEIRD WESTERN Kickstarter!

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Half of the short stories in my new collection Byrd’s Luck & Other Stories are “weird westerns”–that is, western stories blended with elements of horror fiction (weird westerns can encompass horror, science fiction, fantasy, and various subgenres thereof, but I tend toward horror). Now a new anthology is up on Kickstarter, in which I have […]

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AZCAF and Tucson Festival of Books

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Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell and I haven’t done a lot of events for the past few years, thanks mostly to Covid. Even fewer of those have been in the Phoenix, Arizona area (where we live). But on Saturday, February 25, we’ll be guests at the brand-spankin’-new Arizona Comicbook Arts Festival! This one-day show is focused on […]

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The Authority and Other News

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On September 6, 1995, StormWatch #28, written by me with art by Ron Lim and Robert Jones, hit the racks at comic shops across the country. The regular creative team on the StormWatch title was running late, and they needed a couple of months to catch up, so I was asked to write two fill-in […]

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2022 in the Rear-view. What a Year!

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My first professional fiction sale was in 1988–a short story sold to a prestigious science fiction anthology called Full Spectrum. My first novel–Gen13: Netherwar, written with Christopher Golden, came out in 1999. Since then I’ve written dozens of books, sometimes at a pace of 4 a year and maybe hitting 5 in some years. But […]

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MCS 3: The Castle and No TusCon for Us

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During 2022, I had a lot of books released–the three book Cody Cavanaugh Western series, Tarzan and the Forest of Stone, and then the three book Major Crimes Squad: Phoenix procedural thriller series. The Castle, the third of these, is out on Tuesday, November 8. That’ll be the last new book release for a while, […]

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Book(s) Release on September 27!

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This week, I got copies of my forthcoming police-procedural mystery The Squad, the first in the three-book (so far) Major Crimes Squad: Phoenix series. It’s available for preorder now, wherever books are sold, and it officially launches on September 27. The second book, The Storm, follows on October 18, and The Castle arrives in November. […]

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Doing Police-Procedural Research

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Over on Facebook, I mentioned that I had finished the third book in my Major Crimes Squad: Phoenix series (out of three contracted novels), and pal Rodney Hom asked how I researched such topics. I decided that the response was longer than a FB message could accommodate, so decided to post here instead. Some background: […]

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