Axel Howerton is a former entertainment journalist, award-winning poet, author and editor. His first novel, "Hot Sinatra," was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. His short fiction can be found in numerous publications both print and digital. He is the editor of the anthologies Death by Drive-In, Tall Tales of the Weird West, and AB Negative. Axel is a member of the CSFFA, Calgary Crime Writers, The Kintsugi Poets, and serves on the board of the Crime Writers of Canada. He is also the organizer behind the local "NoirBarYYC" events in Calgary, AB. When not on duty as a hometown anti-hero, Axel spends his time roaming the untamed prairies of Alberta with his two brilliant young sons and a wife that is way out of his league. His new novel "Furr" debuts November 2015 from Tyche Books.
Tall Tales Of The Weird West, from grizzled outlaws Jackson Lowry (Great West Detective Agency), C, Courtney Joyner (Shotgun), Scott S. Phillips (Squirrel Eyes) and Axel Howerton (Hot Sinatra), alongside furious fiction from young guns like R. Overwater, Allan Williams, Grady Cole and Craig Garrett.
When Artie Menlowe and Jurgen Kierkedoek start a brawl on Record Store Day, the last thing they expect is to end up working as bagmen for the unpleasant side-of-beef known as "Morris". Join Manlove & Kickerdick in their first adventure as thugs-for-hire in 999 Problems, from the author of Ellis-Award finalist HOT SINATRA.
L.A. tough-guys-for-hire and openly gay odd-couple Artie Menlowe and Jurgen Kierkedoek set out on a Christmas Eve job driving for an easily enraged Senator and his curious teenaged son. It's holiday hi-jinx, seasonal shenanigans and merriness run amok when two bad mammajammas like Manlove & Kickerdick get their festive feet to stompin'!