"...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."
Horribly busy. Since I broke my wrist last July and couldn't be on the keyboard for more than three months I just can't seem to get out of the hole it put me in. I'm trying but there's no light there. I need to be like one of those deep-water fish that have their own light-emitting appendages.
Ooh, or I could get a flashlight....
Anyway, I just (finally) updated my 2018 schedule as I know it right now. The end of March starts off with a huge bang with several workshops, panels, and moderating panels at two different conferences, followed by a nice trip to Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis. Check it out and come over and say hello. From the east to the midwest....
Also, issue 7 of THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST did a very nice piece on me, including commissioning a nice cover portrait of some guy who looks a lot like me. Check that out, too. It's available 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.