Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes back noir crime fiction writer and host of the Skid Row Chatter podcast TOM PITTS.
About Tom: Tom Pitts received his education firsthand on the streets of San Francisco. He remains there, writing, working, and trying to survive. His shorts have been published in the usual spots by the usual suspects. His novel, Hustle is available from Down & Out Books, as is American Static.. He is also the author of two novellas, Knuckleball and Piggyback.. Tom’s new novel, 101, releases in Nov. 5th, 2018 (today) from Down & Out Books. Tom is an acquisitions editor at GUTTER BOOKS and the host of Skid Row Chatter, a live monthly broadcast on the Authors on the Air network.
About the book 101: On the cusp of pot legalization in California, Jerry runs afoul of some San Francisco bikers in the marijuana game. He flees straight up Highway 101 to Humboldt County to hide out deep in the hills at Vic’s, a reclusive pot farmer and old pal of his tough-as-nails mother. But trouble finds Jerry no matter where he goes and soon the bikers, a pair of stone killers, and a Russian weed tycoon named Vlad the Inhaler are all hot on Jerry’s trail. Fallout from the unfolding chaos piques the interest of SFPD detective, Roland Mackie, when he learns Jerry’s host, Vic, is somehow involved. When Jerry and his protectors are chased off the mountain and back down the 101 to an inevitable showdown back in the Bay, he learns Vic is much more than his host, he’s a mentor, his mother’s hero, and the toughest man he’s ever met.