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Author of six novels, including YELLOW MEDICINE, CHOKE ON YOUR LIES, and ALL THE YOUNG WARRIORS.


Background Information

 I'm the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Southwest Minnesota State University.

I'm the author of six crime novels, over forty short stories, a few essays, and two poems. My first four novels were published by some great small presses (Pointblank, Two Dollar Radio, and Bleak House Books), and then I turned indie for my fifth, CHOKE ON YOUR LIES. My most recent thriller, ALL THE YOUNG WARRIORS, was published as an e-exclusive by new digital publisher Blasted Heath.

Once I discovered the Hardy Boys, then later the Three Investigators series, I knew I wanted to write books. Of course, I had a bunch of detours along the way (wanted to be a rock star, a comic book writer, a lawyer) but ended up back on track after reading James Ellroy's WHITE JAZZ and seeing PULP FICTION pretty close to one another. That nailed it for me.

I love crime fiction, but I also studied literary fiction in graduate school. I have a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi (2002), and that led me to jobs as a Creative Writing Professor. I believe that solid literary technique can help lift all genre writing above mere mass entertainment. 

Favorite Links

Anthony Neil Smith: Blog
Where I rant and rave.

Plots with Guns
*The* noir and transgressive e-zine. Legendary. I founded it, edited it for years, and I am now the publisher (Edited by Sean O'Kane)

Blasted Heath
Publisher of my current thriller ALL THE YOUNG WARRIORS.




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