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If or When I Call by Will Johnson — Available March 15, 2021

If or When I Call

Will Johnson’s debut novel, If or When I Call will be available on March 15,2021 in trade paperback or as an ebook. Contact info@goliadmedia.net for more information.

If or When I Call

Between interstates and county lines, life in rural Missouri unfolds in a progression of simple moments that carry the weight of every hard thing gone by. Parker and Melinda are searching for themselves in the hollows of their estranged marriage. Parker, haunted by the demons of addiction, lives every moment at the edge of an undiagnosed disorder — a darkness that steals his awareness and throws him into convulsions. Melinda, on an odyssey of her own, knows Parker’s struggles all too well, and as they try to help their teenage son come to terms with their lives apart, they have only their memories of a brighter life to get by.

Haunting and lyrical, Johnson’s powerful debut is a hymn to the lives we overlook in the quiet places around us. And how close we are to living them ourselves.


 

If or When I Call is a novel about desperate people shot through with arrows of grace that only a writer as sensitive and insightful as Will Johnson can wield. Lives in small towns are not small, and neither is this author’s heart.

—Wiley Cash, New York Times-bestselling author of The Last Ballad and A Land More Kind Than Home. Writer-in-residence at UNC-Asheville

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Will Johnson is a musician and songwriter who has played in the bands Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Marie/Lepanto, Overseas, New Multitudes, and Monsters of Folk. He also releases records under his own name, and makes paintings centering on the subject of baseball and its history. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction. He was born in Kennett, Missouri, and currently lives in Austin, Texas. If or When I Call is his first novel.

 

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City of Hate is now available

City of Hate, the debut noir literary thriller by novelist Timothy S. Miller is now available for order.

City of Hate, the debut noir literary thriller by novelist Timothy S. Miller, is now available for order.

City of Hate

The Virgin Mother’s image – a moldy shadow with patches of holy light – has appeared under the Triple Underpass right next to the Grassy Knoll. The image of the Virgin Mother – so close to the site where JFK was assassinated – brings believers to pay their respects and to ponder its meaning.

But Hal Scott has more to worry about than the Virgin Mother.

Recovering alcoholic, lover of secrets, and quickly approaching middle-age, Scott discovered his best friend dead in his downtown Dallas apartment. And all fingers point to Scott as the murderer.

There is a conspiracy under way, and it is tied to a gubernatorial campaign, illicit photographs, and a video that will undermine the election. And more than likely get Hal Scott killed.

The only one Scott can turn to is “Lemon” – the self-proclaimed bastard son of Lee Harvey Oswald. Lemon’s mother owns Conspiracy Books, just blocks away from the old Texas School Book Depository, and she used to dance at the Carousel Club, owned by the notorious Jack Ruby. The FBI, the CIA, and the John Birch Society all want what Lemon has discovered in her mouldering attic. What he found is bigger than them all, and there will be a price to pay for it exposure.

City of Hate is a bizarre and beautiful crime novel about conspiracies and political malevolence.” -Foreword Reviews

“A style so noir you can almost smell the cigarette smoke. A highly entertaining read.” -That Guy Reading

“[A] moody and philosophical noirscape, which reads like a gothic love letter to the city of Dallas.” -Pete Bradt, The Furious Gazelle

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Harlin Anderson to Write Official Biography of Dan Mojica

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: info@goliadmedia.net

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC, an independent record label, publishing house, and arts producer, will publish the official biography of renowned Texas club owner Dan Mojica, authored by Texas-based journalist Harlin Anderson. The book is slated for release in late 2020.

Known for establishing the original Dan’s bar and Dan’s Silverleaf, Mojica has been an influential presence in the Denton, Texas music scene, supporting local and touring musicians from around the world. Mojica, a CARA Award recipient has also been influential in the development of arts, literature, and theatrical communities.

Harlin Anderson’s first book-length work of literary nonfiction, Reverb, TX, debuted in 2017. Mojica’s biography marks his second publication with Goliad.

 

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Goliad Media Acquires Debut from Novelist Timothy S. Miller

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: info@goliadmedia.net

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC, an independent record label, publishing house, and arts producer, will publish the first novel by Dallas-based author Timothy S. Miller in 2020.

Miller’s first novel is a noir conspiracy thriller about substance abuse, sobriety, and violence in the 1990s — and those drawn into the vortex of Lee Harvey Oswald’s bastard son and his efforts to clear his father’s name.

The Virgin Mother’s image — a moldy shadow with patches of holy light — has appeared under the Triple Underpass right next to the Grassy Knoll. The image of the Virgin Mother — so close to the site where JFK was assassinated — brings a multitude of believers to pay their respects and to ponder its meaning.

But Hal Scott has more to worry about than the Virgin Mother.

Recovering alcoholic, lover of secrets, and quickly approaching middle-age, Scott discovered his best friend dead in his seedy downtown Dallas apartment. And all fingers point to Scott as the murderer.

There is a conspiracy under way, and it is tied to a gubernatorial campaign, illicit photograph, and a video that will undermine the election. And more than likely get Hal Scott killed.

The only one Scott can turn to is a guy he met in Alcoholics Anonymous, “Lemon” — the self-proclaimed bastard son of Lee Harvey Oswald. Lemon’s mother owns Conspiracy Books, just blocks away from the old Texas School Book Depository, and she used to dance at the Carousel Club, owned by the notorious Jack Ruby. And she saved things. The FBI, the CIA, and the John Birch Society all want what she has — what Lemon has discovered in his mother’s mouldering attic. What he found is bigger than them all, and there will be a price to pay for its exposure.

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Poet Courtney Marie Joins Goliad Media for Her First Solo Book Project

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CONTACT: info@goliadmedia.net

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC, an independent record label, publishing house, and arts producer, will publish the first solo book project by Texas poet Courtney Marie in late 2019.

Marie is a writer and artist based in Denton, Texas. She enjoys working with text as an art medium and performance object. Her work has appeared in Nat. Brut, Spooky Girlfriend Press, Black Sun Lit, Souvenir Lit, The Thing Itself, and others. She has also showcased her work in basements and museums, street corners, bars, and art galleries in cities all over the country. She is the co-founder and primary organizer of the art collective Spiderweb Salon (Best Literary Arts Group 2016, Dallas Observer), co-host of the Pegasus Reading Series in Dallas, and the host of Spiderweb Salon’s literary podcast, produced by Pariah.

On the heels of her first project, Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, published in tandem with co-writer Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi’s collection Moon Woman, Marie’s first solo book will be a very personal exploration of survival and resilience, told through an expanse of experiences and themes that will include living with mental illness, navigating relationships and identity (self, person, woman, daughter, friend, poet, queer, lover, survivor, wife, not-wife, leader, follower, loner, professional, reader, mother, artist, patient, broken, healed), waking up and bearing witness to the travesties of the political climate and a world quite literally on fire.

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New John Wesley Coleman Album: “Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song”

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CONTACT: Chris Welch
972/935-2885
chris@goliadmedia.net

John Wesley Coleman’s new album Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song, forthcoming from Goliad Media

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC, an independent record label and publishing house, will release a new solo album by Texas musician John Wesley Coleman. Slated for release in October 2018, the album will be available as an LP, CD, or digital download.

Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song takes its title from a lyric in the last song on the record, “Out The Window.”
Coleman says of the song that “It’s my pop masterpiece, produced by Vincent Kircher. He got the old version of his band Jaill (Sub Pop, Burger) together one more time to see it through.” The album will be mastered by Louie Lino, who has “recorded our bands before. So full circle. It’s a sad pop gem, and I love it.”

Coleman recorded the album in Milwaukee in the winter. Asked to characterize it, Coleman says “It feels like a basement full of hope and sadness. But positive force of music on the ears.” A number of special guests appear on the album, and Chris Simpson (Mineral, The Gloria Record, Mountain Time) is the writer behind one of the songs.

“Kick back with hot tea and toast and a joint. Dig in . . . and swim.”

Image via drummer Austin Dutmer, Milwaukee.