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Therese Greenwood on the Radio!

Following the announcement of her Golden Spur Award win for the short story “Buck’s Last Ride from her debut crime fiction collection Kill As You Go, Coffin Hop author Therese Greenwood has been lighting up the airwaves, most recently on CBC’s Ontario Morning and on local Alberta station Mix 1037… Check it out! #KillAsYouGo #GoldenSpurAward #ThereseGreenwood #CoffinHop #CoffinHopPress

Therese Greenwood on Mix 1037 radio
Therese Greenwood on CBC Ontario Morning
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#NoirBarYYC – Coming August 12!


Coffin Hop Press and Opal Publishing are proud to present the annual WHEN WORDS COLLIDE edition of  Calgary’s only official NOIR AT THE BAR event – #NoirBarYYC

Come on down and check out the Best of the West as crime fiction writers from around the world get to readin’, drinkin’ and raisin’ hell. Booze, bullets, broads and PRIZES! Criminal mischief and literary badassery from the best Crime Fiction Writers.


Sponsored in part by Chapters/Indigo/Coles, Vertigo Mystery Theatre, The Networking Web, Liz Howerton Photography and When Words Collide!

Friday August 12, 2016
9PM til Late

Boomtown Pub
Delta South Calgary
135 Southland Drive SE

Part of the WHEN WORDS COLLIDE convention


#NOIRBARYYC is open to the public (18+)

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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Black Hole Noir – Cover and news!

Our upcoming Sci-Fi/Noir mashup anthology is taking damn fine shape.

We can now announce the first few stories that will appear, including:

“Painted Jade” by Arthur Ellis and Dagger Award nominated Jayne Barnard

“Fire Escape” by Darusha Wehm, previously nominated for New Zealand’s SFFH award.

“The Handler” by Pat Flewwelling, author of “The Fog of Dockside City” series

“Biding Time” by Hugo and Nebula Award winner and best-selling Canadian sci-fi author Robert J. Sawyer

And here’s a little peak at the cover… pass it around! Officially launching August 12-14 at the When Words Collide conference, available everywhere August 1.

BHN one-sheet


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#WhenWordsCollide2015 #ABNegative and #NoirBarYYC THIS WEEKEND!!!

It’s that time of year again – When Words Collide – Friday to Sunday at the Delta South Calgary hotel!

COFFIN HOP PRESS books available all weekend in the merchants corner!

#NOIRBARYYC Friday night, 9-late at the Boomtown Pub – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Coffin Hop Press co-hosting the Crime Writers of Canada Usual Suspects Fandango on Saturday night! Also open to the public!

If you’re at the convention, and wanting to check out the miscreant roadshow that is Axel Howerton and/or Coffin Hop Press

Here’s where we’ll be:

Friday 4 PM – Fireside
Coffin Hop Press Presents
Tall Tales of the Weird West (2015) and AB Negative (2015) authors in attendance.
Join Axel Howerton, Dwayne Clayden, Rick Overwater and more.


Friday 9 PM (till late) – Boomtown Pub
Literary mayhem with Canada’s best crime writers.



Saturday 2 PM – Fireside
AB Negative
Coffin Hop Press presents a new anthology of the very best in Alberta crime and mystery
from Alberta’s greatest crime writers. Join Axel Howerton, Jayne Barnard, Robert Bose,
Susan Calder, Dwayne E. Clayden, Randy McCharles, Brent Nichols, Al Onia, Rick
Overwater, Sharon Wildwind, and S.G. Wong

Saturday 9 PM (till late) – Acadia
The Usual Suspects Fandango
Drop in for some killer excitement with crime writers from across Canada.


UsualSuspects WWC

Sunday 4 PM – Rundle
The Publishers Panel: Short Fiction
Axel Howerton, Rhonda Parrish, Ron Friedman, Kevin Thornton, Tod McCoy
Publishers and editors discuss industry trends, their working relationship with authors, the impact of ePublishing on their business, and other questions raised from the audience

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#ABNegative running up the charts. Canadian Crime Fiction at its best! Get it today!

AB NEGATIVE is already zooming up the charts!

#63 on Amazon Canada for Kindle Mystery Anthologies!

and #69 in Books/ Mystery Anthologies!

And popping up above the waves in Amazon US on the Mystery Anthologies, International Crime & Mystery, and general Anthologies lists!


“14 tawdry tales that turn Alberta into a hotspot of murder, mafia hitmen, gumshoes, biker gangs, femme fatales and sexpots.” Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald





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Today is the day! #ABNegative is on the shelves! GET IT NOW!

Today is the day! AB NEGATIVE: An Anthology of Alberta Crime is available EVERYWHERE! Worldwide on digital and in paperback. Get your copy now!

“14 tawdry tales that turn alberta into a hotspot of murder, mafia hitmen, gumshoes, biker gangs,femme fatales and sexpots.” Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald

Featuring New Fiction From:

AB NEG COVER EbookJayne Barnard(The Evil Eye Of Africa)
Robert Bose(nEvermore!)
Susan Calder(Deadly Fall)
Dwayne E. Clayden(Crisis Point)
Therese Greenwood (Dead In The Water)
Axel Howerton(Hot Sinatra)
Janice MacDonald(Randy Craig mystery series)
Randy McCharles(The Necromancer Candle)
Brent Nichols(War Of The Necromancer series)
Al Onia(Javenny)
R. Overwater (Tall Tales Of The Weird West)
Sharon Wildwind(Some Welcome Home)
S.G. Wong(Die On Your Feet)
and Kevin P. Thornton(World Enough And Crime)





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You can also order the paperback through your local bookstore! Request it at your local library!

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“Deadly Tales” #ABnegative in The Calgary Herald!

There’s  a great full-page (almost full-page) article in the Calgary Herald today all about AB Negative, Axel Howerton and the people and ideas that make a great damn book. Check it out! And head to the official AB Negative page to pick it up in paperback today, or pre-order it in digital for August 4! IMG_0172

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#TALLTALESWEIRDWEST Author Signing – Chapters Crowfoot


Author Signing

Chapters Crowfoot

66 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., Calgary, AB T3G 4J8

Join Author and Editor Axel Howerton in Calgary at the Chapters Crowfoot location and pick up your autographed copy of the Kindle Western Horror/SciFi Bestseller TALL TALES OF THE WEIRD WEST! Just in time for Stampede!