“Crosswise” Is Only $.99 Right Now

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The nice people at Down & Out Books have put the ebook of my crime novella, “Crosswise,” on sale for $.99. If that’s the price you’ve been waiting for, just click right HERE.

Need a little more convincing? Well, you can see what the amazing Matt Coyle has to say up above. Or maybe you’d prefer to hear from Scott Adlerberg:

And here’s an amazing Amazon review from the one-and-only Michelle Isler (aka “Godmother”):

“I loved this smart, crime novella. S.W. Lauden just keeps getting better with his books. Crosswise just grabs you from the very beginning and keeps you guessing and entertained through the whole book. Nice, crisp, gruesome, and stuffed with interesting characters.”

Go ahead, give “Crosswise” a whirl!

Interrogation: Johnny Angel Wendell

14092404_John_Angel-135Who: Johnny Angel Wendell

What: An actor/musician/talk show host and writer. He’s been a columnist for the San Francisco Bay Guardian and LA Weekly. His first novel, LOOKING FOR LADY DEE: A PUNK ROCK MYSTERY, was self-published in February.

Where: Los Angeles

I found out that Johnny Angel Wendell was finally writing a book like a lot of other people did—on Facebook.

Having followed Johnny’s colorful exploits on social media, I was excited to watch the process unfold. My curiosity was piqued because Johnny and I are both LA musicians, and because I have recently embarked on a crime/mystery writing career myself. But that’s where the similarities stop.

rsz_1screen_shot_2015-03-30_at_73022_amWhile I took the more traditional approach of publishing short stories, going to conferences, and querying agents and publishers, Johnny skipped straight to self-publishing on Feb. 27—less than two months after he started writing his debut novel.

As of this morning (March 30) the ebook of LOOKING FOR LADY DEE was #4 on the Amazon Best Sellers list under “Punk Music,” alongside the likes of John Lydon, Richard Hell and Henry Rollins.

I needed some answers, so I went to the source.

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