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Jimbo Yojimbo Progress Report

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 11, 2018 by dwbarbee

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My latest book, which you can still purchase, has been out in the world for over six months now. Things have been busy, so I haven’t shared all the publicity that the book has gotten since it was published. Hell, I’ve barely kept track of all the conventions I’ve where I’ve been selling this book like hotcakes. All of this sucks, because Jimbo has gotten some good praise and it deserves some recognition before I shift gears into promoting Taterskinheads. So here is an official tally of all the places where Jimbo has been featured. Get ready for some links.

-An excerpt from Jimbo was published over at Entropy Magazine.
-A review over at Cultured Vultures
-A video review by Dr. Benjamin Anthony
-A review by Michael Patrick Hicks, who says it’s “both odd and insanely dangerous and as familiar and comforting as country gravy
-I was on the Losing the Plot podcast!
-And the Bizzong podcast!
-The Irresponsible Reader has this to say: “This book is like the Mos Eisley cantina scene — something strange and interesting to look at everywhere, with a bit of violence and a bit of business going on in the midst of it all.
-A review by the Beardy Book Blogger, one of the best-named book blogs out there.
-I did an interview at Quivering Pen where I spoke about some firsts in my writing career.
-I also answered some questions for Monkey Bicycle.
-One of my absolute favorite review sites, The Grim Reader Reviews
-An interview at Fanbase Press, a huge geek culture site that shows support for the indies.
-A review at Ginger Nuts of Horror (thanks, Amber!)

Plenty more venues have yet to weigh in, so maybe we’ll see more Jimbo praise in the future. I also want to thank my good friend Lori Hettler for all of her help and advice in promoting this book. Now, I must turn my attention to making preparations for my next book, Taterskinheads. I’m thinking doing a giveaway with signed copies and homemade potatohead people.

 

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Jimbo Yojimbo on BIZZONG!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 8, 2018 by dwbarbee

Frank Edler of the Bizzong! podcast was kind enough to invite me to be his first guest of 2018. We talked about my newly released book, Jimbo Yojimbo, and lots of other things. Things like: writing, reading, family, deep frying literature, Joe Lansdale’s voice, action figures, Asian soul food fusion, and I even let slip some info about MY SECRET BOOK WHICH WILL BE OUT SOMETIME LATER THIS YEAR! Holy shit! Huge thanks to Frank for having me on. Always a pleasure talking to that dude. Check out the episode here.

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Interview @ Surreal Grotesque

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 28, 2014 by dwbarbee

I was interviewed for the Surreal Grotesque podcast, where I talked about my writing career, the publishing world, how awesome bizarro is, and how to sneak into college without paying tuition. You can listen to it here. My interview comes after the segment with Juliet Escoria, a fantastic writer in her own right.

Interview @ Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 3, 2013 by dwbarbee

I did an interview for Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog, and I talk about writing, reading, and the possibility of Thunderpussy and A Town Called Suckhole existing in the same universe. I also sound fantastically intelligent.

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Head over to Dangerous Dan’s to read it, and a huge thanks to Mr. Dan as well. Check his blog for a tons more reviews of awesome books.

The Next Big Thing–Barbee Edition

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 11, 2012 by dwbarbee

So there’s a “chain blog” going around, and I got tagged by fellow author JW Wargo (http://jwwargo.blogspot.com/) to participate. It actually works out well because, lo and behold, I have a new book coming out soon.  So here is a nice little interview where you can hear some exclusive details about my latest….

-WHAT IS THE TITLE OF YOUR NEW BOOK?

Thunderpussy

-WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM FOR THE BOOK?

I was sending dozens of story pitches to Carlton Mellick III, but none were really catching his eye. Except one, but the only thing about it he liked was a word in the title: “Thunderpussy.” He said it would be a cool title for a bizarro spy story, like a weird riff on James Bond… so I wrote it.

-WHAT GENRE DOES YOUR BOOK FALL UNDER?

Bizarro

-WHAT ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOSE TO PLAY THE PART OF YOUR CHARACTERS IN A MOVIE RENDITION?

DECLAN BRUCE: Benedict Cumberbatch

PETITE LAVULVA: Anne Hathaway

OBERON TUBBS: we would use CGI to make Peter Dinklage ten feet tall

PSYCHE DELIA: Christina Hendricks

NEWTON SCROOGEFORD: Harry Dean Stanton

JOCKO SPICOLI: Elijah Wood

BALTHAZAR BROCKENDICH: Michael Fassbender

AGENT PI: Brent Spiner (my wife has a crush on him)

-WHAT IS THE ONE-SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK?

Thunderpussy is a bizarro cyberspy thriller that’ll fry every microchip the government secretly implanted in your brain.

-WILL YOUR BOOK BE SELF-PUBLISHED OR REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY?

It will be published by Eraserhead Press, the finest publisher of weird literature on the planet.

-HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE MANUSCRIPT?

About five weeks.

-WHAT OTHER BOOKS WOULD YOU COMPARE THIS STORY TO WITHIN YOUR GENRE?

That’s hard to say. Like my last book, A Town Called Suckhole, I don’t think there’s been a bizarro book quite like this before.

-WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?

A big guy with crazy sideburns told me to.

-WHAT ELSE ABOUT THE BOOK MIGHT PIQUE THE READER’S INTEREST?

There’s a ton of sexy violence and violent sex.