Multiple Authors: Neal Matthews, Joseph Wambaugh, Rick Attig, Peg Willis, T.Jefferson Parker, Bernard Hunt, Eva Ditler, Thomas Eland. As West as It Gets, Out West, the sunset's always blood-red - or so it seems in the deliciously devilish "Last Seen Off Stingray Point, and 9 Other Dances With Death on the Western Edge," an anthology of literary short fiction that explores how one copes with death in some of its evil incarnations. The West Coast-based contributors include two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Attig, best-selling crime authors Joseph Wambaugh and T. Jefferson Parker, notable San Diego writers Neal Matthews, Eva Ditler and Wayne Carlson, Oregonian Peg Willis, Las Vegan Bernard Hunt and Thomas Eland, who splits his time in homes in Honolulu and Silverdale, amid the Puget Sound islands off Seattle. Whether complete fiction or linked to important events through historical fiction, the ten stories deal with personal crises, human frailty and the illusion of life's stability. It's a heady mix of stories, styles and West Coast history. Highly recommended -Michael Evans, Publishers Weekly
For nearly three decades, anthology editor/contributor Wayne Carlson has been covering and editing West Coast news for newspapers, magazines and blogs in Seattle, Spokane, San Diego, Canada and Baja California. He won an Ernie Pyle Competition citation and shares a Pulitzer Prize the San Diego Tribune won for coverage of the 1978 PSA crash, which killed 144 people. Carlson resides in San Diego.