Jim Winter is a web developer by day, middle-aged student, stepfather, and writer by night. Since 2001, his crime fiction has appeared in Plots With Guns, Thug Lit, and the upcoming West Coast Crime Wave. He is the author of 2005's Northcoast Shakedown. Originally from Cleveland, Jim makes his home in Cincinnati with his wife Nita and stepson AJ.
The road trip to Hell starts with a stolen car. Stan and Mike take what they think is an easy trip to Florida to deliver a collectible Cadillac. Little do they know that they're hauling something much more important in their trunk. And everyone wants it: The Feds, the Catholic Church, a deeply spiritual - if sex and cocaine addicted - Cuban drug lord, and a desperate PI dressed as a truckstop hooker. Instead of a week prowling the beaches of Miami, they end up in a showdown on a sleepy Sunday morning in Savannah. It's high noon in the garden of good and evil.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
We often hear about how criminals are really not all that bright. This is the story of what happens when their mental reach exceeds their limited grasp. It is equal parts Elmore Leonard, Donald Westlake, and JA Konrath, laced with a healthy dose of sarcasm.
Q: Why did you go indie?
I had an agent shop this and get some really good looks, but as publishing is trying to figure out what it wants to be in this new world of ereaders and disappearing bookstores, I realized I'd probably do better going it alone.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
I am a huge fan of Ken Bruen and Dennis Lehane, as well as Stuart MacBride and Ed McBain.