I’m work­ing on a new book with the wicked tal­ented and wicked pro­fes­sional Vic Mal­ho­tra.
It’s called “Fort Rip­ley and the Gang­sters of Kala­ma­zoo” and you can watch our cre­ative process unfold before your very eyes on our pro­duc­tion tum­blr timetravelandtommyguns.tumblr.com
The url says it all.
It’s a story which takes place on the eve of pro­hi­bi­tion, with time trav­eler Fort Rip­ley get­ting involved with the noto­ri­ous and grue­some Pur­ple Gang of Detroit. He enlists the aid of a medium, a seemingly-immortal escape artist, and the leg­endary Paw Paw Negro Blow­torch: A. William Under­wood, in his quest to retrieve an ancient arti­fact and return to his own time! Time travel and tommy guns! Pro­hi­bi­tion and the Para­nor­mal! Moon­shine and Medi­ums! Gang­sters and the Grue­some! Love and Love­craft! Weird­ness in the time of Woodrow Wil­son! And How!
The blog will fea­ture art­work as it is drawn as well as images and arti­cles unearthed dur­ing our research for the project.
Look for “Fort Rip­ley and the Gang­sters of Kala­ma­zoo” to debut on the web in early ’11.