From the Booking Desk:
David Nemeth is one crime writings most fervent supporters of small press and indie publication. He is always willing to lend his voice (and tweet-power) to champion those causes and spread the word on books and authors that too often get less of the media spotlight. It is for that reason that I wanted to make sure he was part of the Composite Sketch profile series.
Name: David Nemeth
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, US
This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:
My sister-in-law, Annie Henderson. She’s always cheerful, the kind that’s contagious. She’s loves her family and takes care of her adult sister. And, oh my god, is her house clean. When we clean at home, we joke how our house is clean, but not Annie clean. Annie is a one of those great human beings.
One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:
I’ll go with Eryk Pruitt here. In the last two years he’s published a novel, What We Reckon, and a collection of short stories, Townies. If that wasn’t enough, he’s wrote and directed a short film, Going Down Slow, and he wrote and hosted a true crime podcast, The Long Dance, about the unsolved 1971 Valentine’s Day Murders in Durham, North Carolina. Did I miss anything? He’s travelled to Delaware to read at a Noir at the Bar I hosted. Oh, Eryk and his wife, Lana, are opening a bar in Hillsborough, North Carolina called Yonder.
STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:
May, from Marietta Miles’s May and upcoming After the Storm, both on Down and Out Books. May is a young woman trying to get by. I’d love to pay for her a dinner in some diner in North Carolina, not that she’d accept it. I had the opportunity to read After the Storm which is coming out this September and it’s good. If you haven’t read Marietta Miles yet, you really need to do so.
People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):
I like all types of music, but my love for country music confuses people. Artists like Margo Price, Robert Earl Keen, Sturgill Simpson, Kelly Willis, etc.
My personal catch phrase is (or should be):
Not a catch phrase, but I dig it when people recommend crime fiction that they love.
Bless your heart, David Nemeth! It’s hard for new writers to get their names out there. Thanks for being a champion. And your sister-in-law, Annie, sounds like a person I’d love to know.
Who doesn’t love good crime fiction recommendations. Thanks for passing some on.
And who doesn’t (or shouldn’t) love Robert Earl Keen! Great composite today, David and Kristopher!
Love Robert Earl Keen!! And Eryk, but don’t tell him, his head’s big enough!
Wait, someone else that knows who Kelly Willis is? Oh now that is just a killer thing to find out on a blazingly hot Friday afternoon!
Jay, I am a huge Kelly Willis fan as well.