Continuing the Legacy: An Interview with #HeistClub New Blood Authors Part 2

by Allana Luta Last week, we featured the new #HeistClub authors who published their short stories in the anthology The Secrets That We Keep. In this interview, we talk with Georgette Gonzales, Irene Recio and J. Guibone, all of whom were part of the original #HeistClub batch. Georgette edited Secrets along with Yeyet Soriano, while Irene and J. each have a short story in the anthology. Here, they discuss the joys and difficulties of writing crime fic and what real-life crime they’d turn into a novel if given the opportunity. What made you want to write crime fiction? Georgette: The thrill…

#HeistClub: The Pursuit of Justice and the Idea Behind “Soul Makers”

by J. Guibone I’ve always been fascinated with the strange, the uncanny, and the darkness in people. That fascination has something to do with my desire to explore—and eventually triumph over—that darkness. A friend of mine, who knew Mina V. Esguerra, sent me a link to a call for submissions for a crime anthology and workshop, #HeisClub. I have read and loved Ms. Esguerra’s works, so I was pretty excited to contribute my own story. The fact that it was a crime and mystery class only added fuel to the flame. Soul Makers, which is the first story in the Golden…