Short, Sharp Interview: Jedidiah Ayres Can you pitch PECKERWOOD in 25 words or less?

Partnership between a cop and a local gangster is tested by state police, organized crime, and one low-rent douchebag with a million bad ideas.

PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?

Last 6 months: Music – the new Neko Case, Nick Cave’s Push the Sky Away

Books – Little Boy Inside by Glenn Gray, Country Hardball by Steve Weddle, The Baddest Ass by Anthony Neil Smith, Ghosting by Kirby Gann, Corrosion by Jon Bassoff, Poor Boy’s Game by Dennis Tafoya, Saint Homicide by Jake Hinkson, Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell, Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto, Carrion Birds by Urban Waite

Films – Jeff Nichols’ Mud, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, Hoon-jung Park’s New World, Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, Brian Jun’s Joint Body, Ted Kotcheff’s Wake In Fright, Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, Victor Nunez’s Coastlines, Noah Buschel’s The Missing Person, David M. Rosenthal’s A Single Shot, Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium

Television – Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Rectify, Top of the Lake

PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?

Yes? No. No? Yes. Do you have any interest in writing for films, theatre or television?

Sure, but I’d rather write for money.

PDB: How much research goes into each book?

No idea, but I’m sure that my books are lowering the average.

PDB: How useful or important are social media for you as a writer?

Very. All the immediate feedback helps me stay foc… hold on… I got message

PDB: What’s on the cards for 2014?

I was going to ask you. Who should I see about that?

Bio: Jedidiah Ayres lives in a Hardboiled Wonderland.