Dana King

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Consulting
Occupation Senior Training Specialist
Location Laurel, Maryland, United States
Introduction My first traditionally published novel, Grind Joint, was published by Stark House and is available on Amazon in print, e-book, and audio formats. My previous, self-published novels (Wild Bill, Worst Enemies (predecessor to Grind Joint in the Penns River series), and A Small Sacrifice, are all available for Kindle on Amazon. My short story, “Green Gables” was included in Thuglit’s anthology Blood, Guts, and Whisky. Another short. “Zero Tolerance,” will be included in this year’s anthology sponsored by the blog Sons of Spade. Other short stories and flash fiction have appeared in Powder Burn Flash, Mysterical-E, A Twist of Noir, and New Mystery Reader. An essay, “Chandler’s Heroes,” appeared in Spinetingler Magazine online in October of 2013. I live in Laurel MD with The Beloved Spouse.
Interests My daughter, The Beloved Spouse, writing, reading, music, sports (baseball, hockey, football, golf, pool)
Favorite Movies Animal House, Apollo 13, Chicago, Get Shorty, The Godfather, The Hustler, L.A. Confidential, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Saving Private Ryan, Sunset Boulevard, The Usual Suspects, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Big Lebowski
Favorite Music Tower of Power, big band jazz, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones, Mahler, Strauss, Beethoven, The Who, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Warren Zevon, Tom Waits
Favorite Books Too many to name. Favorite authors include (alphabetically): Stephen Ambrose, Declan Burke, James Lee Burke, Raymond Chandler, John Connolly, Robert Crais, Tim Hallinan, Carl Hiaasen, Declan Hughes, Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain, David McCullouch, John McFetridge, Adrian McKinty, Richard Price, Charlie Stella, Joe Wambaugh, Tom Wolfe, and pretty much anyone else who writes with grit and wit but maintains enough realism I don’t have to waste reading energy suspending disbelief.