Every once in a while, you get on the phone with someone that you just jive with, you know what I mean? It’s that feeling that you get when you’re speaking to someone for the first time, but have a conversation that seems like you’ve been friends for ages. Well, a few nights ago I sat down to take a call from an author that I really admire – Bill Gagliani. Not only is this man a phenomenal writer but he’s also an incredibly sweet, soft spoken person who just digs being a fan of literature, , as you’re about to find out.
His books include the Nick Lupo Wolf Series – Wolf’s Trap (2003, Leisure 2006), Wolf’s Gambit (Leisure 2009), Wolf’s Bluff (Leisure 2010), and Wolf’s Edge (Samhain 2011). He’s also published Savage Nights (2010) independently of a traditional publishing house. To say that this book in particular is a heavy, solid read would be an injustice. Savage Nights is, by far, one of my favorite books of 2010. Not only is it 1,000lbs of pure crime-themed mayhem, but it’s also ultra violent, brutally engaging, and damn near the sexiest thing you’ll read while still cringing at the shocking nature of the book’s main subject. Any press that passed this one up is missing out.
Gagliani also has two short story collections out called Shadowplays (2000, 2010) and Mysteries & Mayhem (2011), the latter of which was co-written with David Benton – an amazing author in his own right – and displays both author’s strengths as writers. Mysteries & Mayhem also contains one of my favorite erotic horror stories ever – Mood Elevator.
Please, sit back with a good cup of coffee, a beer, or whatever, and enjoy listening to one of my favorite conversations to date. Talking with Bill was a treat, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. The sheer amount of knowledge that this one man keeps in his brain is incredible, and deserves to be tapped for the reader’s gain.
Please, have a listen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.