A LOOK INTO “NIGHT OF THE FLOOD” Mar05

A LOOK INTO “NIGHT OF THE FLOOD”

A NIGHT OF THE FLOOD co-edited by Sarah M. Chen and E.A. Aymar March 2017 Down and Out Books     An hour ago, I opened a box of ten copies of THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD. I held the print version in my hand. I can’t stop staring at it. I just love the cover. The stark darkness, mixed with the sense of cinema noir, the bold red letters at the top like some sort of dire billboard on the outskirts of the novel’s fictional town of Everton…it’s pretty. Down and Out Books did a great job with this one. And, weirdly, I feel a different sense of pride than I normally do with something I’ve published. Maybe that’s because I’ve never co-edited...

Interview withAngel Luis Colon

Note: Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited. Dan & Kate: Congratulations on the release of your second novella, NO HAPPY ENDINGS! What can readers expect from the adventures of your newest creation, Fantine Park? Angel Luis Colon: THE GREATEST STORY EVAH. Oh, sorry. Excited. Well, thanks for the kind words for one! As for Fantine, man, she gets put through the ringer a bit, what with having to rob a sperm bank that’s a front for a much more insidious (and gross) operation while trying to ensure her senior citizen father isn’t perished by her late mother’s old partner. Real family friendly stuff,...

THE FURY OF BLACKY JAGUAR BY ANGEL LUIS COLON

THE FURY OF THE BLACKY JAGUAR Angel Luis Colon July 14, 2015 One Eye Press Singles Sometimes, a character hits the page fully formed, right from the start. That’s Angel Luis Colon’s Blacky Jaguar. Blacky hits the page like the Tasmanian Devil with a pompadour and black leather jacket. But who is Blacky Jaguar? Blacky is an ex-IRA hard man living the quiet(er) life until someone runs off with his prized 1959 Plymouth Fury. Then, all bets are off as Blacky leaves a path of destruction across the Bronx in his quest to find his prized automobile, named Polly, of course. How Colon manages to pack such amazing characterization and pure heart amid...