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Slow Train Coming: The Blog 6

My name is Dylan Jerome, Publisher of Laughing Fire Press. I would like to welcome you to the Laughing Fire Press blog, SLOW TRAIN COMING. Having a blog gives us an opportunity to tell you about the Press, our goals, how we came into being, our philosophy, the types of books we publish, upcoming publications, […]


Dink: The Art of Falling Upward by Michael McGhee

Michael McGhee is the author of Happiness Ltd., published by Laughing Fire Press   Number three in a series: For about 25 years, I have worked on Wall Street, first as a reporter and then for several of its firms. “The Street” is a social ecosystem that is unique in its outsized effect on the […]


The Wildflowers Burn in the Night by Roberto Roja

Roberto Roja is the author of Filth & Romance and the ongoing blog, “Filth & Romance: Reflections of a Beautiful Madness”   I try to write about the state of humanity, depraved as ever with the good fight never over. I try to write status updates of my blog on Facebook for “friends” to read […]


The Inn of Fallen Leaves, a novel by Mitch Davies

Laughing Fire Press is a distributor of the historical novel of Japan, The Inn of Fallen Leaves, by Mitch Davies. The novel is set within the changing culture of nineteenth century Japan, transitioning from a feudal system where samurais were respected and honored to one that is beginning to become more industrial and where samurais […]


FILTH all the time by Roberto Roja

Roberto Roja is the author of Filth & Romance, published by Laughing Fire Press.   Hot days seem to run into the cool nights like two bulls, with no red cape, cojones, swagger, or matador provoking either beast. As I sit on the balcony after banging my youth away like a depraved alley cat roaming the […]


Henry: The 419 Operator, by Adetokunbo Abiola

Adetokunbo Abiola is the author of American 419 and Other Stories.   I have been reading about Nigerian 419 operators for about twenty years. They are unique in their way of thinking. Their everyday operations have fostered widespread misery on numerous people and they never stop their activities, despite punishments. They always come back. In […]


Social Media: Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me 1

When I founded Laughing Fire Press back in 1998, the Internet was still a relatively new innovation. Websites were pretty static and people communicated with each other via email, chat rooms, and bulletin board sites. Social media in the form of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MySpace, etc. had yet to be invented. Books were still sold […]


Vince – The Trading Desk Chief by Michael McGhee

Michael McGhee is the author of Happiness Ltd., published by Laughing Fire Press. For about 25 years, I have worked on Wall Street, first as a reporter and then for several of its firms. “The Street” is a social ecosystem that is unique in its outsized effect on the rest of the world. Like the […]