Book Release: Negative Tilt: Stories by Bobby Mathews

Over the last two years we’ve had the pleasure to release Bobby Mathew’s debut, LIVING THE GIMMICK, and sophomore release, MAGIC CITY BLUES. Once again into the breach with NEGATIVE TILT: Stories, a collection that is more than crime, but full of heart, hope, and sorrow. What to Expect inside… An out-of-work journalist finds a […]

Interview: Steve Weddle

When Shotgun Honey publisher Ron Earl Phillips asked me to interview Steve Weddle about his new book, The County Line coming out Feb. 1 from Lake Union Publishing, I jumped at the chance. Steve is, in my opinion, one of the great artists working with the palette of Southern noir and grit-lit. As you’ll see […]

2024 Sneak Peek

As 2023 comes to a close, I want to thank our readers on behalf of myself and our authors for supporting Shotgun Honey and Shotgun Honey Books. The year hasn’t been without its bumps and hiccups, but these are things that help us learn and grow. To improve. We’ve published many wonderful books over the […]

Book Release: Signs of Pain by Ilyn Welch

We are please to announce the debut novella by Ilyn Welch, Signs of Pain. What to Expect inside… Single, gay and unemployable, Cherry Orozco is resigned to care for her mildly incontinent mother Ida. While dropping Ida off at church bingo, Cherry notices the facility also runs an adult day care, and Paula, a client […]

Book Release: Magic City Blues by Bobby Mathews

We are please to announce the sophomore release by Bobby Mathews, MAGIC CITY BLUES. What to Expect inside… When low-level legbreaker Kincaid takes on a new assignment, he discovers it’s not really a step up — it’s a setup. The deal was supposed to be this: Protect Abby Doyle, the daughter of Birmingham, Alabama’s most […]

New Authors: Chris McGinley, Mark Powell, Coy Hall, Brett Lovell

We are happy to announce our final additions to the 2023 author release schedule. Chris McGinley (Coal Black: Stories) returns to Shotgun Honey with his debut novel Once These Hills. Quick Synopsis It’s 1898 in eastern Kentucky. Three violent convicts escape the penitentiary and unleash Hell on the tiny mountain community of Black Boar. Lydia […]

Carving Table by Bobby Mathews

Shaun Burnett was the kind of guy who never lost his temper, so he was the perfect Thanksgiving host for the people in his group of friends who couldn’t travel for the holidays. The group — eight guys and six women — was large enough so that it was convenient to forget who had slept […]

Book Release: Living the Gimmick by Bobby Mathews

We a please to announce the release of LIVING THE GIMMICK by Bobby Mathews. This is Bobby Mathews’ debut release with Shotgun Honey Books, the first of a two book deal which also includes next years MAGIC CITY BLUES. Buyers will get a preview with their purchase. What to Expect inside… When retired pro wrestler […]

How I Got the Gun: Bobby Mathews

Kicking off a new iteration of our original interview series HOW I GOT THE GUN we sat down with Bobby Mathews whose debut book, LIVING THE GIMMICK, releases May 27, 2022 (tomorrow). Instead of an elaborate introduction, we’ll let Bobby’s words speak for themselves. How’d you get the gun? Or rather, what drew you to […]