Thursday, July 18, 2013
Although this site will remain up so all the previous posts still exist, Pro Se will no longer be posting here. A new site, www.prose-press.com now hosts our news and blog page there! So check out http://prose-press.com/blog/ and also join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions to keep up with all the great things to come from PRO SE PRODUCTIONS!
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Pro Se, a cutting edge independent publisher of New Pulp and Heroic Fiction, adds yet another genre to its already stellar catalog- The Modern Crime Novel! From Author Jason Kahn comes the explosive Police thriller BADGE OF LIES!
“Pro Se prides itself,” Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief and Partner in Pro Se, states, “on providing a wide variety of Genre and Pulp Fiction for readers to take advantage of. BADGE OF LIES from Jason Kahn is the next great step in doing that. Equal mixes of police procedural, crime novel, two fisted pulp, and shadowy noir, this novel also explores several deep themes, including the bond of friendship, the choices a person makes that define them, and the extreme grayness that morality can become. Jason captures each and every character with an almost instant photo type quality- you see them as they exist fully in every moment- and then masterfully pours them together into this hard hitting, fast flowing narrative.”
In BADGE OF LIES, Metro City Detective Frank Arnold has just buried his partner and best friend. Arnold soon learns that Mitch Connell may not have been the man Frank thought he was. And Arnold cannot drink away what’s coming.
BADGE OF LIES peels back the hard bitten exterior of two men- One, a recovering alcoholic detective who’s just laid his best friend to rest, the other the dead friend and all the secrets he tried to carry to his grave. Secrets that Frank Arnold is left to deal with. Like the grieving mistress who winds up dead. Ties to organized crime. A cryptic warning from beyond the grave telling Frank he’s in trouble and not to trust anyone. This is the legacy Mitch Connell leaves his friend, a legacy that sends Arnold into a crazy game of suspicion, pursuit, and murder.
"Badge of Lies," Kahn explains, "is a story of trust and betrayal, of a good cop who has to do bad things to make things right. Thanks to Pro Se Productions for making this possible, and I hope everybody enjoys the ride!"
In Frank Arnold, Kahn creates a character hard boiled enough to walk fictional streets with Hammett’s and Chandler’s creations! A cop hardened by the job, toughened by the very crime he fights, Arnold will stop at nothing to discover the truth about his partner’s death and stay alive in the bargain.
Can a good cop survive in the big city or does he have to wear a BADGE OF LIES? Modern Crime Prose from novelist Jason Kahn with an evocative cover by Mariana Cagnin with Fitztown and design and print formatting by Sean E. Ali and eBook design by Russ Anderson! BADGE OF LIES from Pro Se Productions!
Available in print for $15.00 from Pro Se’s store at https://www.createspace.com/4313160, via Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Badge-Lies-Jason-Kahn/dp/1490367241/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372262015&sr=1-1&keywords=badge+of+lies, and at Barnes & Noble at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/badge-of-lies-aaron-kahn/1115568764?ean=9781490367248&itm=1&usri=badge+of+lies!
Also available as an EBook for only $2.99! Get it for the Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Badge-of-Lies-ebook/dp/B00DC6Z4MS/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1372262117&sr=8-1&keywords=badge+of+lies, on the Nook at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/badge-of-lies-aaron-kahn/1115568764?ean=2940016651071&itm=1&usri=jason+kahn, and in most formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325508!
For interviews, review copies, or more information on this book and Pro Se Productions, email Morgan Minor, Director of Corporate Operations, at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com and check out Pro Se at wwww.prose-press.com and www.prosepulp.com!
Friday, June 21, 2013
Intrigue, Espionage, and Danger are primary parts of one of the most enduring genres in modern fiction to date- the Spy Novel. And now Pro Se Productions, a leading independent publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp enters into this dynamic field with the latest work from noted author Aaron Smith- NOBODY DIES FOR FREE!
Known for his thirty published stories in multiple genres as well as his work with a wide range of characters, including Sherlock Holmes and Allan Quatermain, Smith adds one of his many own original characters to his writing resume- Richard Monroe.
“I first became aware of the spy genre,” Smith states, “as I suspect many people did, through the James Bond movies. I must have been six or seven when I saw my first one. I became a big fan of those movies and eventually of Ian Fleming's Bond novels too. As the years went on, I came to enjoy other spy fiction as well, some as fun and occasionally over-the-top as Bond or Mission: Impossible, some much more serious, like the novels of John Le Carre, and some in-between the two extremes, stuff like the Jason Bourne movies. Having long had an interest in that type of story, I suppose it was inevitable that I'd eventually write my own.”
In NOBODY DIES FOR FREE, Richard Monroe wants nothing more than early retirement and a peaceful life in Pairs with the only woman he’s ever truly loved after years of loyally serving his country in the CIA. But when an assassin’s bullet takes his happiness away, Monroe embarks on a quest to find the man responsible for the tragedy. Monroe is soon recruited back into the clandestine services, but with a difference.
Now a lone agent reporting to a supervisor so mysterious that the official agencies don’t even know he exists, Monroe will deal with situations too delicate and too dangerous for the CIA or FBI to handle. On his first assignment, he discovers a connection between the mission and the criminal mastermind behind his wife’s killing. Business becomes personal again and Richard Monroe sets out to teach his enemies a brutal lesson: Nobody Dies For Free.
Featuring a stunning cover by Ariane Soares with Fitztown and formatting and design by Sean Ali as well as Ebook formatting by Russ Anderson, NOBODY DIES FOR FREE presents a brand new spy to fiction that, while bearing similarities to other literary brethren, clearly stands on his own merits.
According to Smith, “He has certain similarities to James Bond and many other fictional spies: he's handsome, brave, sneaky, ruthless, and enjoys the company of beautiful women. But he's his own person too. He rarely uses clever gadgets and is more likely to rely on just his wits, his gun, his car, and a cell phone. He's American, though his personality has also been shaped by the time he's spent in many parts of the world. He doesn't work for a large organization like the CIA or FBI, although he used to. Now he's much more a solo agent, taking on missions too secret or sensitive for the more official agencies.”
NOBODY DIES FOR FREE is available via Pro Se’s own store at https://www.createspace.com/4313190 , at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Dies-Free-Aaron-Smith/dp/1490367586/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371695305&sr=1-1&keywords=nobody+dies+for+free , and through Barnes and Noble in print at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nobody-dies-for-free-aaron-smith/1115568615?ean=9781490367583 for $15.00!
Smith’s Spy Novel is also available as an ebook for only $2.99 for Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Dies-for-Free-ebook/dp/B00DC6GVJI/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1371871720&sr=8-1&keywords=nobody+dies+for+free, on the Nook at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nobody-dies-for-free-aaron-smith/1115568615?ean=2940016651040, and for most other digital formats at
NOBODY DIES FOR FREE by Aaron Smith from Pro Se Productions! Available now!
Find more about Smith and his other work at www.godsandgalaxies.blogspot.com
Pro Se Productions- www.prose-press.com
Contact Morgan Minor, Director of Corporate Operations at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com for review copies, interviews, and further information!
Posted by The Hancocks at 8:38 PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME THREE: EIDOLON NOW AVAILABLE FROM PRO SE PRODUCTIONS AND REESE UNLIMITED!
A man unconscious on a city's shore line. The only clue to his identity was a small medallion with a name stamped on it. Taking it for his own, this stranger to himself became one of Sovereign City's greatest heroes!
Pro Se Productions, an independent press on the cutting edge of genre fiction, heroic storytelling, and New Pulp, proudly announces the latest volume in one of the most popular New Pulp series today- THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME 3: EIDOLON! From the mind of Award Winning Author Barry Reese!
"Heroes," Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of and Partner in Pro Se Productions, explains, "are not only a major part of what Pro Se does and does well, but they're vital to New Pulp! Pulp as a style covers many genres, but the two fisted, fast paced tales of the Hero are what people remember and want to read! We're fortunate enough that Barry Reese hangs his mask at Pro Se and continues to add to his own Pantheon through Reese Unlimited."
Also, Gray squares off with a new foe- Eidolon! Who or what is this latest adversary! Follow Gray as he works out a puzzle that began in the steamy jungles of Peru and may end with the fall of a hero!
The Adventures of Lazarus Gray continue explosively with a third volume full of action, excitement, and danger as Assistance Unlimited plunges into the heart of evil...but will they all survive the journey?
Also presenting SECRETS OF THE DEAD, the first in a series of illustrated features by Barry Reese and Award Winning Artist George Sellas!
THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME THREE: EIDOLON featuring cover and interior illustrations by George Sellas, print formatting and design by Sean Alim and Ebook design by Russ Anderson! The latest and greatest in New Pulp from Reese Unlimited and Pro Se Productions!
The third stunning volume in the LAZARUS GRAY series is available now via Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventures-Lazarus-Gray-Volume/dp/149046946X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371702565&sr=8-2&keywords=eidolon+lazarus+gray and at Pro Se's own store at https://www.createspace.com/4328321in print for $15.00!
THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME THREE is also available in Digital Format for $2.99! Available on Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Lazarus-Gray-Eidolon-ebook/dp/B00DCCJX0G/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371702732&sr=1-1&keywords=lazarus+gray+eidolon, the Nook version at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-adventures-of-lazarus-gray-volume-3-barry-reese/1115567991?ean=2940016650807, and in most formats at Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325517 for $2.99!
"Barry Reese's new pulp heroes have all the zest of the classic heroes of the 30s with a discreet touch of today's sensibilities for an added kick. Always a fun, page-turning read." - Will Meugniot, artist of DNAgents & Supervising Producer of X-Men: The Animated Series
For Review Copies, Interviews, or further information, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se Director of Corporate Operations, at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
PRO SE PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE: CATCH A RISING STAR by Lee Houston, Jr.!
Houston's futuristic detective with the 1950s sensibilities is back once again, this time in his first full length adventure! Hired as a security consultant for actress Ruby Kwartz' latest project, Hugh discovers that everyone around the starlet has an agenda all their own and someone wants to make sure this production will be her last. Find out if Hugh can catch a rising star before she falls...to her death!
If you are an established reviewer and wish a copy of this book to review, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se Director of Corporate Operations at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com and she will send you a pdf copy for review. An established reviewer either writes reviews for another site or has established a site of his/her own for review purposes. This book will be available for three weeks for review before it is published on or about June 26th, 2013!
Posted by The Hancocks at 3:52 PM
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IMMEDIATELY!
stunning cover and interior art by George Sellas, this volume also features a two page comic spotlighting the origin of Lazarus Gray, written by Award Winning Author Reese and illustrated by Award Winning Artist Sellas! THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME THREE: EIDOLON! The book that changes everything!
If you are an established reviewer and wish a copy of this book to review, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se Director of Corporate Operations at MorganMinorProSe@yahoo.com and she will send you a pdf copy for review. An established reviewer either writes reviews for another site or has established a site of his/her own for review purposes. This book will be available for two weeks for review before it is published on or about June 19th, 2013!
Posted by The Hancocks at 1:25 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Pro Se Productions, a continually expanding and growing company focusing on Genre Fiction, New Pulp, and cutting edge Action and Adventure Books and Anthologies, announced today the addition of a new position within Pro Se Administration- Global Relations and Accountability Coordinator.
"Pro Se," Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se, states, "has grown tremendously since opening our doors so to speak in early 2010. We have every single writer, artist, editor, and administrative person that's done even one little thing to thank for that. With the fact that we intend to produce the most books we have yet in our history this year and next year as well, it's become necessary to bring in others to help handle the growth. To that end, we created a position that actually has two duties- Marketing and Social Networking as well as managing day to day affairs from the Editor in Chief's office. Essentially, making sure I get my myriad projects and jobs done successfully."
The Global Relations and Accountability Coordinator will act as executive assistant to the Editor in Chief and will handle daily operations outside of the Editorial/Writing/Creative Staff. The GRAC will also assist the Editor in Chief in creation of and distribution of press releases, setting up blog and podcast appearances, and utilizing Social Media of all types to its fullest extent.
Beth Alvarez is a previously self-published author residing in Memphis, Tennessee with her growing family. A voracious reader in her free time, Alvarez specialized in the study of fine arts with a focus on visual arts and teaching. An accomplished programmer, she has spent time working as a freelance web development specialist and graphics designer since 2005 and now adds Global Relations and Accountability Coordinator for Pro Se to her accomplishments.
Beth can be contacted at BethAlvarezProSe@gmail.com and will in the future be making contact with reviewers, bloggers, websites, other publishers, and other parties related to Pro Se business.
Pro Se Productions- www.prosepulp.com
Posted by The Hancocks at 8:44 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Pro Se, a leading independent Publisher specializing in cutting edge Genre Fiction announces the latest mindbending concept from the mind of ‘Monster Aces’ Creator Jim Beard! Get your groove on with ‘The Lemon Herberts!’
Beat it, Beatles! Move over, Monkees! Here come the Lemon Herberts, the kookiest, kickiest quintet of fun-lovin’ musicians ever to hit the Summer of Love! This anthology of tales will cover the very first world tour of the Lemon Herberts, a late-1960s musical group with not only a flair for inventive pop songs, but a pulpy taste for adventure. Each story will be set in a different country along the group’s tour, setting the stage for colorful, groovy plunges into peril for the Herberts. Think Help! plus Head and divided by Donovan and you’ll be on your way to imagining all the peace, love and DANGER the Lemon Herberts could get themselves into in the incredible year of 1967!
This happening collection of Music Themed Adventure type Pulp has openings for five stories, each one 10,000 words. If interested in going on tour with ‘The Lemon Herberts’, request the concept bible by emailing Morgan Minor, Director of Corporate Operations at
Deadlines for proposals are June 15th. Notification of acceptance will be sent following that date. This is scheduled for publication in early 2014 by Pro Se Productions.
Channel the Psychedelic Sixties and give ‘The Lemon Herberts’ a spin!
Posted by The Hancocks at 8:26 PM
Friday, May 17, 2013
“Audiobooks,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions states, “have always been in the plans for Pro Se. The sort of fiction we publish lends itself well to the spoken word and adaptation of all sorts. That, and I am a major fan of Audio Fiction, from old time radio shows to modern day audio drama and especially audiobooks. And our first trip into the medium was a great experience and to have Chris Barnes, our engineer the first time around and the man behind Dynamic Ram Audio Productions now, on board for this debut as well as what is coming, it just couldn’t be any better.”
The debut title in THE VOICE OF PRO SE Audiobook line is HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, the novel written by Lee Houston, Jr. One of Pro Se’s flagship characters, Hugh Monn comes wonderfully to life thanks to Audiobook Narrator Pete Milan in eight tightly written fast paced uanbridged stories. Milan is a voice actor, writer, narrator, audio drama producer and cosmopolitan jackadandy. He has previously appeared in works by Pendant Productions, the Colonial Radio Theatre On The Air, Gypsy Audio and Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater.
“Pete Milan,” Hancock says, “channels the voice of Lee Houston’s Hugh Monn perfectly. Hugh sounds like a 1950s type detective, but plies his trade in a futuristic setting. In just the same way Lee blended those two things seamlessly together, Pete’s take on the stories has the nearly hard boiled edge you’d expect from a great PI tale, but there’s also that flexibility a good science fiction tale demands of a narrator. Hands down, the team of Milan and Houston make HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE an audiobook must have.”
Even in the future, dames still need help, criminals still need captured, and men still hire out to do both! HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE written by Lee Houston, Jr. and narrated by Pete Milan lets you walk the glittering, yet dark and mean streets of Galveston 2 and join Hugh Monn as he investigates cases with gorgeous green skinned dames, slick swindlers and hardened crooks while keeping one step ahead of the lawbots. This VOICE OF PRO SE audiobook engineered and produced by Dynamic Ram Audio Productions is over 7 hours of fantastic futuristic Private Eye Action!
Listen to the HUGH MONN trailer at http://soundcloud.com/chris-barnes-37/hugh-monn-private-detective. And the entire Audiobook is Avaiable via Audible at http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B00CQ6MJHS&qid=1368850196&sr=1-1 and from Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/bdx6lmm!
The Voice of Pro Se from Pro Se Productions (www.prose-press.com) and Dynamic Ram Audio Productions (www.dynamic-ram.co.uk) proudly presents HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE-the audiobook.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Reese Unlimited, an author centered imprint of Pro Se Productions, proudly announces the release of the special edition second volume collection of one of New Pulp’s best known and loved heroes! THE ROOK VOLUME 2 SPECIAL EDITION by multiple award winning author Barry Reese is now available in print and ebook format!
THE ROOK VOLUME 2-SPECIAL EDITION is a newly edited, newly formatted Pro Se edition of the second volume of Reese’s Rook Series. The adventures of Max Davies, tortured masked hero and defender against evil of all kinds, continue in typical Reese two fisted, double barreled action in this collection of stories. Continuing his battle against the supernatural, The Rook discovers more about his own tragic destiny while battling darknesses vile and ancient! He also discovers he is not alone in his fight, teaming up with Classic Pulp heroine, The Domino Lady, and the Russian near superman Leonid Kaslov, another one of Reese’s wonderful New Pulp Heroes.
Even with companions, though, The Rook continues a solitary war, striking out at villains because he has been given no other choice!
“The Rook,” Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief and Partner in Pro Se stated, “is one of the first names people bring up when a discussion of New Pulp heroes starts. Barry struck such a necessary chord with the creation of Max and company, combining classic Pulp sensibilities with his love for the expansiveness comic books allowed with cast and such, and adding his own very unique twist to the mix. Pro Se is proud to be able to put its own unique touch on the early adventures of The Rook in these Special Edition collections from Reese Unlimited."
THE ROOK VOLUME 2-SPECIAL EDITION features the six original stories of the collection, all newly edited by David White, as well as an updated timeline of Reese’s shared universe in which he writes! The edition also includes a stunning new cover and accompanying brand new illustrations by award winning Pulp Artist George Sellas! With logo and cover design and print formatting by Sean Ali and ebook formatting by Russ Anderson, THE ROOK VOLUME 2-SPECIAL EDITION is the second from Pro Se in the SPECIAL EDITION series collecting the classic tales of Reese’s seminal creation!
THE ROOK VOLUME 2 – SPECIAL EDITION is now available at Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/d3ctcus, at Barnes and Noble at http://tinyurl.com/bq4ns9q and through Pro Se's own store at http://tinyurl.com/bpmtega for $18.00. Available via Kindle WITH INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDED at http://tinyurl.com/cxxoblr and available at www.smashwords.com and via the Nook at http://tinyurl.com/bq4ns9q for $4.99!
Posted by The Hancocks at 6:52 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Pro Se, a leading independent Publisher specializing in Genre Fiction announced new characters available for use and an open call for stories in a recently debuted imprint spotlighting the work of Pulp Author and Pulp Ark 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Charles Boeckman!
Boeckman, a 92 year old author/world traveler/jazz musician self published SUSPENSE, SUSPICION, & SHOCKERS last year. Boeckman, with the assistance of his wife, Patti, is in the process of publishing a second collection, SADDLES, SIX GUNS, & SHOOTOUTS. This collection of 10 stories was written by Boeckman, many of them under the name Charles Beckman, Jr. and were printed in Pulps such as Western Ace High, Star Western, and others.
Following the first collection, Pro Se annnounced a new imprint entitled CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS... that would feature new stories written by modern authors around characters Boeckman created and that were featured in the first book. Pro Se announces today that characters featured in Boeckman's western collection will also be made available to writers for us in the CBP imprint and that an open call is now being made for proposals featuring these characters.
Pro Se announces an open call for stories featuring western characters from Boeckman's collection. Although each individual digest in the line may focus on a different theme or character, they will all appear under the CBP banner, and will feature new stories based on Boeckman's work.
from Boeckman's latest collection are-
Clayton Traveler from 'The Kid Comes Back.'
Traveler returned and took everything from the man who'd destroyed his family, including the heart of the woman he loved. She remained with the villain, though, as he was a broken man as Traveler drove cattle to the market. Now Traveler returns to a town that he essentially owned when he left to either make his name as lord of the realm or die trying to keep alive.
Ollie Downs from 'Stagecoach to Hell.' Ollie Downs tried to get out of town before an old enemy came hunting him, but the original story ends with him walking down the street to face his past. What happens after the former gunman/now barber and resident doctor of the small western town stares down a killer?
Jim Brady from 'Home is the Killer.' Jim Brady rode into town a disgruntled veteran looking to take a dead man's life as his own. He came out with a wife, children, a spread, and a hero to boot. Now all he has to do is keep all he has acquired of the life of a man he took a picture from on a battlefield.
Bull Hubler from 'Bitter Reunion at Rimrock.' Bull rode into town to help a woman who'd left him for another man, to keep him alive, and uncovered more than either of them bargained for. Now with his woman returning to him, they have a daughter to raise in the wilds of the West and that is doubly hard for a man of Bull's temper and reputation.
Ed Brennan from 'The Devil's Deadline.' Surviving the threats of a crooked sheriff and keeping his small frontier newspaper as a result, Ed Brennan continues to fight and write for what is right and just in a town full of cowpokes, outlaws, cattlemen, and misfits.
Steve Kent from 'Hell's Cargo'-Steve Kent, expert Riverboat captain, went after the man who'd taken his boat and woman, the man who'd taught him the river, and won. Now, along with new love Lucy Furman and his Irish engineer, Mike O'Shean, Steve has two options- To continue on the river and save money for his sojourn out west or to strike out into the frontier- Both types of stories will be welcome!
Also, Pro Se is still taking proposals for characters from Boeckman's mystery/suspense collection, SUSPENSE, SUSPICION, AND SHOCKERS. The first volume of CBP has debuted, featuring Johnny Nickle. More Nickle stories are welcome as are any stories on the other characters. Those characters are as follows-
Detective Mercer Basous from 'The G-String Corpse'- A homely 1970s New Orleans Detective who knows three things very well- New Orleans, the people that make it up, and how to do his job.
Big Lip from 'The Last Trumpet'-A piano player on1950s Broadway who solved the murder of his great friend and one of the greatest horn players the world has ever known who moves onto further tales and adventures in a band in a world without The Earl.
Buddy Gardner and Frank Judson from 'Blind Date'- Frank, a mid 1960s small town reporter, and Buddy, a deputy in the small town with detective skills to spare, find new stories and cases to follow and crack in Kingsbury after their initial tale, where Frank finds a dead woman in his trunk that all evidence said he had an affair with, then murdered, but he'd never met her before.
Lt. Mike O'Shean ( Yes, just like in the Western story) and Lil Brown of the Daily Herald from "I'll Make The Arrest"-Mike O'Shean, a passionate two fisted cop of the early 1950s who sinks his teeth into a case and won't let go, even if it kills him, and Lil Brown, the reporter who knows her job and city better than anyone...and knows O'Shean better than that. These two are at the beginning of what may be a beautiful relationship if crime and corruption don't get in the way!
Doc and Sally from 'A Hot Lick for Doc'-Fresh in 1950s LA from their debut tale, Doc, a washed up clarinet player who found his music again following being involved and solving a murder, and Sally, the recovering heroin addict who accompanied him, would be ready to write new tunes and chop a new life out of whatever life and LA throws at them.
Johnny Nickle from 'Run, Cat, Run'-A trumpet player who's claim to fame was having played on a supposedly haunted Jazz Classic that led to him being on the run from a curse and a murderer for years, Johnny Nickle is now back on top in the early 1950s blowing his horn and finding trouble almost everywhere he finds a stage to stand on.
The stories will be set in the periods mentioned for each of the characters. If a writer wishes to go beyond that period, then that must be clearly mentioned in the proposal.
Deadline for initial proposal submissions on the Western Characters is June 10, 2013. Proposals for the Mystery/Suspense characters are accepted at any time until a book is filled.
Other characters from Mr. Boeckman's many stories may be added to the available list to write from at a later date, Hancock points out, but these are currently the only characters discussed thus far.
For more information on Pro Se Productions, go to www.prosepulp.com. For a copy of SADDLES, SIXGUNS & SHOOTOUTS, go to http://www.amazon.com/Saddles-Guns-Shootouts-Charles-Beckman/dp/1483922103/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368064282&sr=8-1&keywords=saddles%2C+sixguns+%26+shootouts.
To get a copy of SUSPENSE, SUSPICIONS, AND SHOCKERS go to http://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Suspicion-Shockers-Charles-Boeckman/dp/1479238732/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350269187&sr=1-6.
And for CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS JOHNNY NICKLE, go to http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Boeckman-Presents-Johnny-Nickle/dp/1484894707/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368064399&sr=1-2&keywords=johnny+nickle
Posted by The Hancocks at 7:02 PM
Pulp Ark 2013, a Convention/Creators Conference centering around all aspects of New Pulp, was held April 26-28, 2013 in Springdale, AR. As a part of the convention, the Pulp Ark Awards were given for the third year in a row. The only comprehensive awards in the Pulp field chosen specifically by anyone wishing to nominate writers, creators, etc. for an award, The Pulp Ark Awards are given in a variety of categories.
Only one category within the Pulp Ark Awards is determined, not by the vote of the public, but by a committee selected to determine the winner. The Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a Person involved in Pulp that has devoted much of their life to participating in the production of and/or furthering the promotion and preservation of and education in Classic Pulp as well as supporting New Pulp either by being a participant or providing encouragement other ways.
This year’s Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award Winner as selected by the Committee began his Pulp involvement in the 1930s, finding many of his stories printed in the 1940s and 50s and moving onto other publications with fiction after the Pulps faded away in the mid 1950s. Born in Texas, this year’s recipient learned much about life that he later translated into great western tales. Being a self taught Jazz Musician, he saw much in his travels that informed his mystery and suspense stories, many with a Jazz background. Writing for digests as well as penning his own books well after Pulps left the bookshelves, this author recently collected his stories and has released two date two volumes of work, with the assistance and support of his wife, Patti. This work has so inspired writers today that a New Pulp Publishing company, Pro Se Productions, has licensed and began an imprint utilizing characters originally written by the author in his early career.
The recipient of the Pulp Ark 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award is Charles Boeckman.
Upon notification of receiving the award, Charles Boeckman provided the following statement-
“I am very honored to receive the Pulp Ark Convention 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. This was so unexpected and so gratifying. Until a couple of years ago, I thought the pulps were just a faded memory in the minds of anyone still alive who read them back in their hey day. Then I discovered the vibrant community of pulp and new pulp fans and writers, and my life suddenly took on new meaning. Connecting with pulp fans, republishing some of my vintage stories in anthologies, and finding some of my forgotten manuscripts in an old trunk have reawakened my passion to write, and at age 92, I am once again pounding on the keyboard.
It means so much that I will have concrete recognition of my contribution to pulp fiction, something that I can proudly display and eventually leave to my progeny. Maybe it will help inspire them in some way.
Thank you so much, Pulp Ark Convention 2013.”
Posted by The Hancocks at 3:57 PM