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Where Heroes reside. Where Good always triumphs over Evil. As a twenty-year Army veteran, I served on the Korean DMZ under fire, as well as Vietnam. I have always been a voracious reader of many genres, and review books for numerous publishers. The main goal of PULP DEN is not only to showcase my books, but also to promote other writers and their books. I review Mystery, Science Fiction, Action and Adventure – and most everything Pulp. I do not read, review, or promote erotica, alternative lifestyle books, horror, vampire, zombies, or werewolves. Warning, if your idea of good writing is an over use of profanity, you will not get a good rating from me. Please keep that in mind. I do not join groups like Linkedin, Grouply, Grammarly, or other communities, so please, no invitations. As a pulp magazine collector, I have complete runs of the major character pulps, and have read them all. I have been in pulp fandom since 1970, though a fan much longer. I publish my reviews on this Blog, Amazon, and in a print magazine I also write for. If anyone would be interested in reviewing any of my books, most can be found on Amazon – see the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. And contact me for pdf copies at fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Judy Crider R.I.P.

Judy Crider R.I.P.

We just heard the sad news on Bill Crider’s Blog today http://billcrider.blogspot.com Judy passed away at 11 AM this morning.  We had all been hoping for better news. Our sympathies go out to Bill and the family on this sad occasion. God Bless. May she Rest In Pease after her long battle with cancer. The above picture of Judy and Mickey Spillane was taken in 1981 and is posted on Bill’s Blog.

Tom & Ginger Johnson

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgive

Happy Thanksgiving

Ginger and I wish all of you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving tomorrow. We will be staying home this year. Kevin and his family live in Kansas, and will not be coming down. Ginger’s niece is bringing us a plate, so we won’t have to do any cooking. I imagine we’ll spend the day reading.  We bought a new iMac computer yesterday, so most likely Ginger will be downloading stuff to it. God Bless, and be safe.

Tom & Ginger

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kickstarter - Down - A New Reid Hollow Novel

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The ultra-violent detective Reid Hollow is back in the second novel in his series. Donors will get this Kickstarter only cover edition.
We are trying to raise funds for the newest Reid Hollow novel DOWN, by Matt Madigan. The first installment HER NAME IS VIOLENCE sold very well in book stores, BarnesandNobel.com and Amazon.com and gathered a loyal audience.
Much of this is due to our successful Kickstarter initiative. This time we are trying to raise at least $3,000 to cover production, shipping, marketing and art work costs.
The book offered here has an alternate cover which will ONLY be available to those participating in this Kickstarter initiative. We will only print enough to satisfy donors. All other books sold online and in stores will have a completely different cover, painted by artist Robert Jaz, (http://robertjaz.com/).
Please check out our website at www.pastmidnightpublishing.com. If you have not read the first book in this series HER NAME IS VIOLENCE, you can pick up a copy there or in any of the major booksellers online.
The text of this book is 90% complete and is ready to go into copy editing. This part is expensive, as is having the cover completed. We are quite sure everything will be ready to be sent out to participants in this drive by December, 2014.
If we reach our stretch goal of $3,000, anyone donating $50 or more will receive a free t-shirt with the logo of Reid Hollow’s place of work, the KING ROBINSON DETECTIVE AGENCY.

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As with the last title we funded through Kickstarter, there is almost no risk. The book is very close to going in to copy editing, and the alternative cover is completed. There is no possibility this book will not be released.

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    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Views From The Past V #2

    Views From The Past: Downtown Wichita Falls V #2
    By Julie Coley
    CreateSpace
    ISBN #978-1503078239
    110 Pages
    Price $15.26
    Rating 5-Stars

    In this second volume of Views From The Past, Julie Coley has gathered 99 more old photos of early Wichita Falls. Down town scenes, including shots showing the Tower Theater, Strand Theater, and State Theater, as well as the businesses that catered to the city residents from the 1920s through the 1970s. Streets where I walked and played as a kid growing up. There is Ohio Street, Indiana, Scott, Lamar, 7th, 8th, 9th, and many others. Gibson’s department store, the Casa Manana restaurant, and so much more. These pictures compliment the huge volume that precedes it.

    Overall, the pictures are clear and detailed, though there were a few faded due to age and wear. As with any project like this, there are so many memories of places lost forever, and half forgotten until viewed once again. Maybe we remember other buildings, other businesses. Cafes, car lots. Theaters. But they are not here, and we hope for yet another volume, and more pictures. I don’t think any building should ever be torn down without first capturing it on film and recording its history. So much is lost to us now, and will never be re-discovered, unless someone finds an old box of memories in a forgotten trunk amongst family snapshots that also capture city scenes in the background. I wish everyone would dig into forgotten boxes stored in a basement or closet. You never know what pictures may bring that forgotten memory to light once more for someone.  

    I spent my formative years in Wichita Falls, from 1947 to 1956, and attended San Jacinto and Carrigan elementary schools, as well as Reagan Junior, High. San Jacinto is gone now. Carrigan is a vocational school, and Reagan is an Admin building, though it still stands. We lived in many sections of the city, and I played all over town. Anyone who ever lived in the city will enjoy this book. Highly recommended to current and past residents of Wichita Falls, as well as anyone that enjoys viewing a city’s past.

    Tom Johnson
    The Gem Theater

    http://thegemtheater.blogspot.com