Del Rio Con Amor: Intro. & Index

Del Rio Con AmorThis ain’t just Villa’s revolution anymore and there’s a whole lot of gold about to go disappearing. Viva this!

First, an introduction.

Hidely-ho, reader. I’m the writer best known as David Mark Brown and the infamous RedneckGranola. You may know me from such websites as www.thegreenporch.com or www.onetruepants. But currently you have stumbled upon my greatest achievement.

Reeferpunk is my self-created genre description (a sort of weird-Western, alternate history, 1920′s, humorous adventure thriller thing). Go here for more on that. These short stories take place in the same alternative history as the novels and sometimes involve major and/or minor characters. They are supplementary (but not necessary) to reading the novels and vice versa.

Join the Revolution!

No longer do good stories have to comply to the button-down world of publishing! You won’t find these bad boys behaving themselves under YA Paranormal or Mystery/Thrillers. Reeferpunk stories are written to blast apart retrictive confines of convention while still adhering to the classic elements of story-telling, the tried and true practices that carry us to the edge of of our seats, make us laugh and make us cry. I’m particularly fond of the characters that you will get to know and love over the next decade’s worth* of Reeferpunk.

*The first book will be cataclysmically good. The next three will be somehow even better. I’ll grow fat on my wealth of penny rolls (I like my money in shiny form) leading to a blase fifth book, then rebound for the sixth, seventh and eighth. The ninth will be a terrible attempt to take the characters into space on a diesel-powered locomotive (only read it if intoxicated). And blah, blah, blah.

Reading Del Rio Con Amor

DRCA is a delightful little romp, a classic train heist with a bit of a dieselpunk twist dropped right into the middle of the Mexican Revolution. ¡Viva la Revolución! Along the way you’ll get to sidle up to a couple of the main Reeferpunk characters (I’ll let you guess which ones) that will star in many more works yet to be written. This story is clickety-clacked full of action and suspense from beginning to end, so I hope you don’t get motion sickness.

DRCA is divided into fourteen scenes depicting a single monumental event in the unfolding of the latter years of the Mexican Revolution in an alternate reality not so different from our own. On a deeper level DRCA delves into the darker aspects of the consequences of our actions and whether violence is justified in the end if it leads to a more stable peace. And after all, who doesn’t want a piece of a stable? (er, I mean stable peace. If you’ve ever owned horses, you know what I mean.)

Follow these links for more on ReeferPunk or Fistful of Reeferthe first book in the series. And enjoy the show!