"...all the slam-bang anyone might want."
Maybe they don t write em like they used to, but Ollerman does. --Bill Crider
"A moody novel with sullen authority. A quality read but not a light one."
"... [Ollerman] joins the ranks of notable noir authors himself."
I will now be at Bookpeople in Austin, TX for a panel hosted by Scott Montgomery at 7:00. If you're around after the great Texas Book Festival, stop by and be entertained by the line-up Scott has planned. We did something similar last year and it was a great time. So... show up. First, though, there's still Bouchercon next week. Driving to Toronto.... Where's my self-driving car? It probably hooked up with a Prius and drove to Hawaii.
My most recent book, Hardboiled, Noir and Gold Medals, a collection of essays both already published as well as brand new ones written especially for this book, was released in early August to a nice reception. Thank you to everyone who's read it and reached out to drop me an e-mail or posted a mention online.
With a broken wrist and a pending knee surgery, I'm encasing my body in layers of protective foam which has unfortunately forced me to push back the release of my next novel to May of 2018. It had a title but someone else has used it fairly recently so I'll probably go with something else. Just have to figure out what that is....
I apologize for the lack of timely updates on this website. Let's not bring up the blogging at this point, okay? I'm finding it very convenient to blame everything on having only one hand and a club and not being able to type so we'll just stick with that.
The first issue of the project I'm editing, Down & Out: The Magazine, debuted in late July to strong reviews and I'm working on the second issue now. If you haven't come across it yet, check it out now....
As always, feel free to drop me an e-mail and let me know what's on your mind, from a literary point of view, course.
Ollerman handles this substantial material swimmingly, telling a strong, tough, compelling and original crime yarn that locks your lapels in its fingers before your eyes get to the bottom of page one. Taut storytelling, lean and mean prose, rich characterization and cutting suspense combine to deliver a sucker punch as full of hard knuckles as anything the godfathers of noir wrote. Stack this one on the top shelf next to the other big boys. The pantheon grows. Thompson, Chandler, Hammett, Cain, Collins … and Ollerman. -Noir Journal
Here's a video shot at 2016's C3 conference. I haven't been brave enough to watch it myself. I'm still afraid of Polaroids.