SWL D&OB Author Photo FinalS.W. Lauden’s short fiction has been published by Out of the Gutter, Criminal Element, Dark Corners, Dead Guns Magazine, Akashic Books, WeirdBook, Spelk Fiction, Shotgun Honey and Crimespree Magazine.

His short story, “Itchy Feet,” was published in UNLOADED: CRIME WRITERS WRITING WITHOUT GUNS (Down & Out Books). His short story, “Big Shots,” is included in the anthology FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS: EIGHTIES-INSPIRED NEON NOIR (Short Stack Books). His short story, “Customer,” is featured in WAITING TO BE FORGOTTEN: STORIES OF CRIME AND HEARTBREAK INSPIRED BY THE REPLACEMENTS (Gutter Books).

He is the author of the Greg Salem punk rock P.I. series including BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION and GRIZZLY SEASON (Rare Bird Books). His Tommy & Shayna Crime Caper novellas include CROSSWISE and CROSSED BONES (Down & Out Books). He is also the co-host of the Writer Types podcast.

What else?

His favorite color is gray. His favorite food is burritos. His favorite non-burrito food is pho. He is currently working on the creation of LA’s first Pho Burrito Truck (Pro tip: The trick is tortillas that don’t get soggy). What else? Oh yeah—Kurt Vonnegut, drums, Mark Rothko, Robyn Hitchcock, mountain bikes, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, burritos, bears, Descendents and high fives.

Author Photo: Jim Lowney