We are THRILLED to have “gonzo pulp” author Will Viharo as our Guest DJ this week! I think you’ll agree that this playlist—including everything from Henry Mancini and David Bowie, to Nina Simone and Blondie—is a great way to kick off the weekend. Who knows, it might even inspire you to mix up a cocktail or three.
Earlier this week, Viharo launched Thrillville Press with an announcement on Facebook: “To say the creation of my own imprint followed a circuitous path is a gross understatement. It’s basically 37 years in the making, beginning when I wrote the first draft of CHUMPY WALNUT at age 16 in 1979.”
Since then, Viharo has released several impressive books through a variety of small presses and self-publishing platforms. His two most recent releases, both from 2015, include HARD-BOILED HEART (Gutter Books) and THE SPACE NEEDLER’S INTERGALACTIC BAR GUIDE (Createspace).
The four anthologies currently available from Thrillville Press include: CHUMPY WALNUT AND OTHER STORIES; LAVENDER BLONDE and DOWN A DARK ALLEY; A MERMAID DROWNS IN THE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE and FREAKS THAT CARRY YOUR LUGGAGE UP TO THE ROOM, and THE VIC VALENTINE CLASSIC CASE FILES (cover design by Matt Brown).
“Thrillville Press, like all of my artistic endeavors over the past thirty-odd (very odd) years, is purely a labor of love. I’m truly at the point where if anybody doesn’t dig who I am or what I’m about or the work I produce, it simply isn’t my problem. Self-reliance is the key to professional happiness, at least for me.”
I’ll drink to that. Cheers, Will!
S.W. Lauden’s debut novel, BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION, is available now from Rare Bird Books. The second Greg Salem novel, GRIZZLY SEASON, will be published in September 2016. His standalone novella, CROSSWISE, will be published by Down & Out Books in March 2016.