I’m super excited to be a part of the Guns + Tacos project—the brainchild of Michael Bracken and Trey R. Barker. Published by Down & Out Books, Guns + Tacos is a series of six serialized novella-length episodes each released monthly, starting in July of this year. The franchise is getting a lot of buzz, and these two notorious troublemakers are already planning the next season.
Here’s how Bracken and Barker describe the series, according to the official press release: “There’s a taco truck in Chicago known among a certain segment of the population for its daily specials. Late at night and during the wee hours of the morning, it isn’t the food selection that attracts customers, it’s the illegal weapons available with the special order. Each episode of Guns + Tacos features the story of one Chicagoland resident who visits the taco truck seeking a solution to life’s problems, a solution that always comes in a to-go bag.”
Two subscription options are now available on the Down & Out Books website:
• A print subscription, which entitles you to receive all six digital episodes before their official publication date plus two print copies consisting of Episodes 1-3 and Episodes 4-6 plus an exclusive subscriber-only short story
• A digital subscription, which entitles you to receive
all six episodes before their official publication date
plus the exclusive short story.
Titles and authors for Season One:
Tacos de Cazuela con Smith & Wesson by Gary Phillips,
Three Brisket Tacos and a Sig Sauer by Michael Bracken,
A Gyro and a Glock by Frank Zafiro,
Three Chalupas, Rice, Soda and a Kimber .45 by Trey R. Barker,
Some Churros and El Burro by William Dylan Powell, and
A Beretta, Burritos and Bears by James A. Hearn.
Here’s a bit about my story, Some Churros and El Burro:
Tomas “Chispa” Busch works for the notorious Sangre Cartel of Sinaloa. But as the cartel’s resident IT and electronics nerd, his real passion is fixing things. After annoying one of the cartel bosses, the bookish Chispa is sent stateside to deal with a problem in the streets of Chicago. His assignment: eliminate a competitor within 24 hours, or join them—in a shallow grave.