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#NoirBarYYC 2015 schedule

Coffin Hop Press is proud to host the quarterly #NOIRBARYYC event in Calgary, AB

Here  is the tentative schedule for this year, starting with the next event on JANUARY 27 at 7PM

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The April event will be in conjunction with the Crime Writers of Canada in announcing the Arthur Ellis Awards shortlist, and the location may change from Dickens Pub, depending on availability.

The August event, also involving the CWC, will be a huge throwdown at the When Words Collide convention (after hours and NOT requiring a convention membership) hopefully to include many of our out-of-town pals from across North America.

October and December events will be finalized closer to the date.

Also stay tuned for news on a Coffin Hop Press project involving and promoting the #NoirBarYYC collective, to be announced at the January event before being announced here on the site and on social media.

Find out more on our #NOIRBARYYC page.

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Next #NoirBarYYC is January 27!!

Coffin Hop Press is proud to present Calgary’s only Crime Fiction Fandango, the quarterly #NoirBarYYC event!

Come on down and check out some of Calgary’s best crime fiction writers reading, drinking and raising hell. Dark and noirish fiction, prizes, shenanigans… booze, bullets and broads. Criminal mischief and literary badassery from Calgary’s best Crime Fiction Writers.

If you happen to be in and around the Calgary, AB area, come join the delirium. We’re looking for author/readers with criminally excellent work to share, and an audience full of lovers of the dark, mysterious and hardboiled.



Check out more on our NoirBarYYC page

You can also join our NoirBarYYC group on Facebook

And keep tabs on us by searching #NoirBarYYC on Twitter or FB

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A Very Merry Xmess and 999 Problems FREE!

That’s right, kids. Thsi weekend you can pick up Axel Howerton’s Arthur Ellis Award-nominated short 999 Problems for FREE on Amazon for your kindle. You can also get A Very Merry Manlove & Kickerdick Xmess for less than a dollar, and any physical books, including  Coffin Hop: Death By Drive-In for 25% off with the discount code BOOKDEAL25

Merry Fookin’ Xmess, indeed!


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New Release! A VERY MERRY MANLOVE & KICKERDICK XMESS – comment to win!

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Coffin Hop Press is very happy to announce that we’ve just updated and rereleased
A VERY MERRY MANLOVE & KICKERDICK XMESS, by Axel Howerton. Featuring the new odd-couple of the millennium, Jurgen Kierkedoek and Artie Menlowe, better known as Manlove & Kickerdick! When the boys end up hired out to bodyguard an irascible senator and his spoiled son, they end up on a collision course with the Christmas Eve from hell!

If you loved Axel Howerton’s Arthur Ellis-Award finalist HOT SINATRA, you’ll want to keep up with the Bad Boys of Burbank in their latest misadventure! Links and more info below!

To celebrate, comment here for a chance to win a code for your own free copy! Or RT the following on Twitter! We have FIVE copies available to win. (And more for reviewers, hint hint…)

RT! New Release Day! ‘s A VERY MERRY MANLOVE & KICKERDICK XMAS! Available now from Press!



Coffin Hop Press
  • ASIN: B00M8R0JWC
  • ISBN: 9780993605512

Ain’t no messin’ with these back-door Santas!

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’! It’s a Very Merry Manlove & Kickerdick X-Mess! From the author of Arthur Ellis Award-nominated HOT SINATRA.

““Axel Howerton is one of the best new crime fiction writers out there—hell, one of the best writers, period. Do yourself a favor and settle into Axel’s groove.” – Scott S. Phillips, Author of “Squirrel Eyes” and “Tales of Misery & Imagination,” and Writer/Director of “Stink of Flesh” and “Gimme Skelter”

Available now at:




You can also pick up the original Manlove & Kickerdick tale 999 PROBLEMS on Kindle, or get the one that started it all, HOT SINATRA now!!

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Coffin Hop Press is in the #CoffinHop house!

First off, a million thank you’s and heartfelt salutations to all of the participants, readers and fans who made the 2014 #CoffinHop another great success. I certainly hope a fun time was had by all, and we here at Coffin Hop Press look forward to doing it all again next year.

Secondly, you may have noticed a little rebranding going on here on the Coffin Hop page… Fear not, Coffin Hop Press is still the official sponsor and host of the annual #CoffinHop online event, and information on the event is still available right up there in the top right corner of the page under Coffin Hop Event, but for the other 51 weeks of the year, rather than letting the website and other assets I lend to the purposes of Coffin Hop every year lie fallow, I will be using my resources as originally intended, for the publishing and promotion of Coffin Hop Press books. Pleasecheck out the menus at the top of the page for info on our little venture Coffin Hop Press, links to our official Coffin Hop Press/ Coffin Hop Store and for information on CHP Books, both our current offerings, and our titles that are Coming Soon

So thank you for your patronage, your participation and your support – both during the #CoffinHop season and throughout the year.


Carry On and Keep Hopping!

-Axel Howerton

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Coffin Hop 2014 in T-12 days!

Plans are underway for this years Coffin Hop event. Stay tuned here for more news leading up to the launch on October 24 to share another terrifying week with some of the greatest indie horror authors around!

If you’re a Horror author or artist and want to participate in this years event, email for more details
For all you returning Hoppers, new 2014 art is available in the ART section, and you can visit the FB group to add your twitter handles, etc. The official signup will be available later in the week, and we will be raring to go come October 24.

Til then, enjoy the Walking Dead premiere tonight, go shop the Halloween aisles (if you can navigate past all of the damnable Christmas swag) and get ready to HOP!



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Be The Story – Give to Lit World this season

A quick message from our friends at LIT WORLD





LitWorld is a global movement powered by the stories of children, giving young people living in the most dire circumstances the chance to change their futures through our unique approach to literacy, centered around joy, hope and resilience.



Our goal is to raise $250,000 so we can bring 10,000 children into the LitWorld movement. Everyone who wants to belong to a LitClub or join a LitCamp should have this opportunity. Your contribution before December 31st will make this dream come true. 


Please help build this beautiful story with us.


And don’t forget to pick up your Kindle, ePub or Paperback copy of COFFIN HOP: DEATH BY DRIVE-IN (all profits go to