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Johnny Shaw

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Johnny Shaw was born and raised on the Calexico/Mexicali border, the setting for his award-winning Jimmy Veeder Fiasco series, which includes the novels DOVE SEASON and PLASTER CITY. He is also the author of the Anthony Award-winning adventure novel, BIG MARIA.

His shorter work has appeared in Thuglit, Crime Factory, Shotgun Honey, Plots with Guns, and numerous anthologies. He is the creator and editor of the fiction magazine, BLOOD & TACOS, which recently added a phone app, a Podcast, and a book imprint to its empire.

Johnny received his MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and over the course of his writing career has seen his screenplays optioned, sold, and produced. For the last dozen years, Johnny has taught writing
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Ray Banks interviews Johnny

First off, if you don't know who Ray Banks is, you are dead to me. Go out, buy his books (all of them), read them, and then get back to me.  I'll wait.

While I have found that the crime writing community has been shockingly supportive and inclusive, Ray has gone above and beyond in his support for DOVE SEASON.  Including this interview, in which Ray asks some really great questions.  Check it out...

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“Even a desert hare will take a finger off the dumbass that tries to pet it. If the desert can make a bunny that angry, imagine what it does to the people.”
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“Should've known when I met her mama. The big, fat acorn didn't fall too far from the big, fat tree.”
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message 1: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Johnny

Thanks so much for Friending me. Love the desert hare quote, btw :)


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