J. Walt Layne-Author
J. WALT LAYNE-AUTHOR
J. Walt Layne lives in Springfield, Ohio. He is a veteran of the US Army, a married father of three, and a voracious reader. A prolific writer, he is the author of Frank Testimony a legal thriller set in Bedford, Mississippi in the 1950s. He is also the author and creator of The Champion City Series of pulp detective stories to be published exclusively by Pro Se Press (March 2013). He has written a laundry list of articles for Backwoodsman Magazine and is the former Op-Ed columnist for The Albany Journal (Albany, Georgia). You can catch up with him on Facebook as Author J Walt Layne.
Welcome To Champion City. A megatropolis it isn't. But you couldn't arrive at that conclusion by looking at the police blotter. Most everyone in the city would tell you that a day in Champion City is a like...A WEEK IN HELL! Pro Se Productions introduces the first volume of the Champion City Series of Digest Novels by author J. Walt Layne! A WEEK IN HELL! It all starts with a girl and a bag of cash. Candi was the kind of gal who could give a guy indigestion. She was poison, with looks to kill, a reluctant moll looking for a way out. Thurman was a young flatfoot, not necessarily the knight in shining armor. He went to shake out a brawl and nearly fed her his gun, was it any wonder he got a date? They spend an evening on the run, but where does it lead? Just when it looks like it's over, BOOM! Is it a dead girl, a bag of somebody else's dough, or both? Written in the style of slang ridden, bullet riddled classic crime Pulp and mystery fiction, Layne's A WEEK IN HELL drops the reader square into all the corruption and corrosion of human spirit that is Champion City. Dames, gats, gumshoes, and brass cupcakes die, shoot, run, and glitter from every page. A WEEK IN HELL by J. Walt Layne, courtesy of Pro Se Productions! With a stunning cover by Terry Pavlet, format and print design by Sean Ali and Ebook Design by Russ Anderson!
News For All, Justice for the Innocent and Weak! That is the Masthead of The Partisan and the mission of its keepers in Pro Se Productions’ action packed tribute to the printed press- NEWSHOUNDS! Dogged reporters, crusty editors, copyboys and cub photographers with dreams of grandeur. Pressmen who know the city lives and breathes by what they print. Characters like Editor ‘Red Dillinger, reporters Viv Bailey and Ted Boland, photographer Margie Haviland, and more all work for The Partisan, a 1950s paper partial to the common man, to righting the wrongs done against the housewives and the blue collars! And this gaggle of hard bitten, hard fighting men and women are known near and far to those who love them and those who wish to see them dead! Do No Wrong in Their City unless you want it covered by the Newshounds! Started in 1930 to stand up for the little person and to protect the rights of the rightless. The Partisan has always been the paper that focused on both accurate news reporting and standing up for the common citizen against crime and corruption of all types. This led to a style of writing both factual and fiery that the paper is known for. Authors Kevin Paul Shaw Broden, Shannon Muir, and J. Walt Layne bring life to the chaotic adventures of a larger than life newspaper staff in this three story collection. Only two types of people work at The Partisan- Those truly interested in standing up for truth and justice and what’s right…and those with a death wish or nowhere else to go. Either way, they make great stories for Pro Se Productions’ NEWSHOUNDS!
Pro Se Productions, the home of the Pro Se Single Shot Signature line of digital singles, announces the first tale in a new author focused digital single imprint. From the Pen of J. Walt Layne features stories by the Author of Pro Se Productions’ Champion City series of books (A Week in Hell, Breathless). Within this imprint, Layne will explore both familiar fields and new grounds of storytelling.
In Hard Up! A Tale of Champion City, the first story in J. Walt Layne’s From the Pen of…, a man with no name and a monkey on his back roll into Champion City in the wee hours. There's no rest for a man in trouble with the mob. Personal demons and dead bodies revisit a man hard up and down on his luck.
From the Pen of J. Walt Layne. A Pro Se Single Shot Signature writer’s imprint from Pro Se Productions.
Rage! Frustration! Anger! Grief! Pain! Loss! A storm gathers around Thurman Dicke in his relentless pursuit of The Quiet Man. A previously ignored calling card comes to light and he's one step closer to nailing the strangler. The killer strikes close when Thurman uncovers the murder of a missing friend and almost takes his heart when the reckless killer in flight nearly kills someone dear. Headlong pursuit, Thurman Dicke and Bill Davis get too close and the killer lashes out. As the young gumshoe gets closer the killer becomes more unstable. Can Dwayne Rivers help put the last piece in place? There's a cost to pursuing a psychopath who holds Champion City in a Stranglehold. Stranglehold: A Tale of Champion City by Author J. Walt Layne (A Week in Hell, Breathless). From Pro Se Productions.