Monday, March 28, 2011

The House of Fists - Scott Crowder

There is nothing sacred in Harlis Hocker’s life, only brutal squalor; roaches and dirt and the hate that drives him to be free of it all. 
There is nothing enviable in Otis Hazelrigg’s life, just the fear and the loneliness and the desperation that push him to escape. 
These cousins, chained together by poverty, happen upon something one hot summer morning that neither finds himself willing to surrender to the other. 
Harlis sees in this new-found thing a way to break the bonds of his poverty, even if Otis has to suffer. 
If Otis defies Harlis, though, he could regain the pieces of himself he lost so long ago to that final misplaced thundering gunshot. 
The thing they happen upon that morning is, after all, the body of a murdered child.

Bio: I live just outside Raleigh, North Carolina. I've only been published once, in last fall's edition of Flashquake online magazine, but I hope it's the start of something long term. I'm happily married, and I'm the father to two beautiful little girls, ages five and two, who will never be allowed to date boys, drive in a car that is transporting boys or is heading to a place where boys are present, or wear clothing not approved by an Amish spinster in front of boys. I love horror movies, rhythmic noise, peanut butter, and the Munsters, not necessarily in that order. Please feel free to contact me if you want; I'd love to hear what you thought of the book. My e-mail address is zombieapocalypse at Thanks for reading.
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Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
It's very brutal in its violence, both physical and emotional, but the brutality sits side by side with what I hope are moments of real beauty. It's very succinct and vivid, the characters ring true, and while at first glance it seems tragic, the story is ultimately about redemption.

Q: Why did you go indie?
Simply put, I'm unwilling to let a publisher whose only concern is sales dictate whether or not I can be a decent, successful writer; I'd like the opportunity to decide that for myself. I'm really looking forward to tossing my hat into the e-publishing ring.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
My favorite authors cross genres: Clive Barker, China Mieville, Douglas Clegg, Robert McCammon, Neil Gaiman

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