Why I Love Crossword Puzzles


I have a guest post up at Elizabeth White’s awesome blog today. It’s all about why I love crossword puzzles. Here’s a taste:

Flying means one thing for me these days: crossword puzzles.

The first thing I do when boarding a flight is take the airline magazine out and flip to the back. The game is to complete the crossword puzzle before the plane takes off.

The logic is simple. Finish the puzzle before the plane takes off and we won’t crash. Fail, and, well…let’s just say that my fellow passengers should be very thankful I’m so good at word games…

You can read the whole confession right HERE.

CROSSWISES.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, is available now from Down & Out Books.

The Damage Done

Very honored that I got to do a guest post at Do Some Damage today (you have Holly West to blame). If that’s what brought you here— “Come in, come in. Make yourself at home. Don’t mind the dog, he’s imaginary.”

Like most writer blogs, this one can be a little scattered. So, please allow me to give you a tour:


S.W. Lauden’s short fiction has been accepted for publication by Out of the Gutter, Criminal Element, Dark Corners, Dead Guns Magazine, Akashic Books, WeirdBook, Spelk Fiction, Shotgun Honey and Crimespree Magazine. His debut novel, BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION, will be published by Rare Bird Books in October 2015. His novella, CROSSWISE, will be published by Down & Out Books in 2016.