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, […]

Why I wrote “V” by Alex Poppe, author of Girl, World

The terror attack in New York City this week [on 10/31/17] was heartbreaking. I was sitting in my office at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, where I teach academic writing. I had not yet seen the news. One of my students, whose family is from the disputed areas around Kirkuk and whose house and […]

Cages: The Intersection of Fear, Race, and Terrorism by Alex Poppe

“What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical … that loving this country requires more than singing its praises or avoiding uncomfortable truths. It requires … the willingness to speak out for what’s right …” President Barack Obama, Selma […]

Why I Wrote “My Mother’s Daughter” by Alex Poppe 1

Alex Poppe is the author of Girl, World, a collection of socially-relevant short stories published by Laughing Fire Press. People often ask how I went from actor to teacher/writer. In 2004, I was working with the director Larysa Kondracki (writer/director, The Whistleblower) on a short film. At that time, she was writing The Whistleblower and […]

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 […]