MORE AUDIO BOOKS!12 Feb | '2016
Greetings Loyal Airmen, as you can see by the covers above, our partners are Radio Archives are moving full-speed ahead at producing audiobook versions of our Airship 27 Productions pulp titles. In this week alone they’ve released four to include the modern day thriller, JAGGER – Time Served by Jared Cantin, our first SINBAD – the New Voyages with stories by Derrick Ferguson, Nancy Hansen & I.A. Watson, the first volume of SECRET AGENT X with tales by Mark Justice, Brian Meredith, Kevin Noel Olson and Andrew Salmon and finally the first SHERLOCK HOLMES – Consulting Detective, our best selling award winning series with stories by Aaron Smith, Andrew Salmon, Van Allen Plexico and I.A. Watson. All of these can be had by going to the book’s Amazon page. It’s amazing, in under six months, you can now purchase our books in hard copy, on Kindle and now audiobooks…all from Amazon. Loyal Airmen, let the good times roll.
Sadly, one of those writers mentioned above, never got to hear his particular story read. Earlier this week, on Wed. morning we received the sad news that our dear friend, Mark Justice (shown above) had passed away from heart failure. He been admitted into the hospital the previous day having suffered what was then considered a mild heart attack and was being kept overnight for observation. Mark was a morning radio personality in Kentucky and had recently won an award for his show. He was man who loved to laugh and always had a giant smile on his face. When Rob Davis and the Air Chief launched Airship 27 Productions, Mark was one of the first writers to submit work to us becoming a truly loyal supporter. He gave us several fantastic stories over the years and had recently contributed one to the “Legends of New Pulp Fiction.” Though he loved pulps, his specialty was clearly horror fiction and he hosted one of the longest horror podcast on-line. In fact he’d had me on as a guest after reading and enjoying our graphic novel, “Daughter of Dracula.” It was the first time the Air Chief had ever been on a Podcast. Recently Mark had approached us about bringing his popular weird western series, “The Dead Sheriff” to Airship 27 Productions along with a few other projects he had in mind. He was a super creative soul. His loss cannot be replaced in our New Pulp community and our prayers and condolences go out to his loving wife Norma, and all his family and friends. R.I.P. Mark and from the bottom of my heart, thanks. Some day we’ll get to shake hands in heaven. We’re looking forward to it.
On a decidedly happier note, it was Truck Day at Fenway Park yesterday as the giant 18 wheeler arrived to pack up all the Red Sox gear for the long trip down to Fort Myers, Fl where in another week pitchers will start reporting in for Spring Training and the following week the rest of the entire team. A sure sign that warmer days are ahead with the bats start cracking the leather is slapped. We our our Red Sox and are super anxious to get this new season under way. GO SOX!
Finally, a blast from the past as one of our pals on Facebook reposted the above photo taken seven years at the first ever Pulp Ark Convention where some of the most recognizable names in New Pulp Fiction got together for the very first time. Above left to right you have Van Allen Plexico, Derrick Ferguson, Ye Old Air Chief, Tommy Hancock & Barry Reese. In the years that photo was taken, New Pulp has exploded throughout the fiction world in this country and all these creators have produced hundreds of fantastic novels and short stories. Oh, and pal Barry went on a wonderful health kick and lost a great deal of weight, enough so this photo might make him cringe. But he’s kept it off and remains a slim, happy Dude. Way to go, Barry! You truly are an inspiration to us all.
And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. Thanks as ever for stopping by.
Ron – Over & Out!