Friday, October 11, 2013


It's finally here's folks... It's been a looooong time coming and the primary reason that I haven't kept this godforsaken blog updated. MY BOOK HAS ARRIVED. I hope it was worth the wait. If you dig pulp fiction, noir and anything hard-boiled, than this boxing tale is for you.

The e-book  cover for FRONT PAGE PALOOKA
"FRONT PAGE PALOOKA" is my entry into the writer's cooperative FIGHT CARD BOOKS started by Paul Bishop and Mel Odom. While the book trailer is above, here's the official skinny:

Newark, New Jersey, 1954

Years of fight halls and newsrooms have East Coast sportswriter, Nick Moretti, looking for a change. When a sloppy hustle goes bad, and Nick takes a bullet in the shoulder, it’s time to go west. Hired by Pinnacle Pictures to write a boxing movie about troubled heavyweight champ Jericho ‘Rattlesnake’ McNeal, Nick joins forces with sexy public relations gal, Dillian Dawson, for a cross-country tour to give an everyman boxer an unlikely shot at the world title – what could go wrong?

From the crackling neon of Hollywood and Sin City, through the steamy Delta, and on to Chi-Town, the glitzy dream becomes a noir nightmare, and newshound Nick Moretti is about to commit a reporter’s greatest sin – becoming a Front Page Palooka … Another great two-fisted Fight Card tale!

The e-book will have the unifying pen name of Jack Tunney. A print edition (arriving later will have my name). Who else has written a FIGHT CARD book? Authors such as Eric Beetner, David Foster, Kevin Michaels, and Heath Lowrance have all penned entries in the series alongside more established names in the field such as Wayne D. Dundee, Robert Randisi and series creators Paul Bishop, and Mel Odom. Also included in the Fight Card series are two spin-off brands, Fight Card MMA and Fight Card Romance.

The books in the Fight Card series are 25,000 word novelettes, designed to be read in one or two sittings, and are inspired by the fight pulps of the '30s and '40s - such as Fight Stories Magazine - and Robert E. Howard's two-fisted boxing tales featuring Sailor Steve Costigan

To check out the book on AMAZON, click HERE.

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