July 18—Our first reading period for submissions for book-length fiction submissions is now open! See About/Contact link for guidelines.
July 12—Historical-Fiction.com reviews Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road calling it imaginative and absorbing. Read the review here!
July 8—After USAToday network picks up The Shreveport Times video and excerpts, more than 25 (and climbing!) regional newspapers link to their Bonnie and Clyde landing page.
June 3—What fun! A Blog-talk radio interview with Suspense Magazine's artful editor and interviewer John Raab. Listen here!
June 2—The Midwest Book Review calls Bonnie and Clyde "exceptional" and focuses on the theme of atonement in the novel. Read the full review here.
June 1—The Shreveport Times excerpts Bonnie and Clyde for Louisiana readers, the site of the gun battle that (allegedly) killed Bonnie and Clyde. Check out this amazing landing page their team put together. We could not be more excited!
May 23—News Release and Author Interview—Book release day! Breaking news! Bonnie and Clyde never died! Worked covertly in defense of democracy and the "forgotten man" for decades! Media Kit with author photos and high-res covers are at this link.
May 19: The Oregonian newspaper runs a review of Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road saying the book is a "taut, fast-paced, and fun read while still focusing on serious topics like income inequality." We are psyched!
May 9: The Shreveport Times produces and posts what may turn out to be the best short video of all time about Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road. Cannot get the haunting tune out of our heads. Wow. Check. It. Out.
May 2: "Hays uses Whitehall as inspiration" — an article in Clark's hometown Montana newspaper profiles the role of a rural upbringing on our books. Check out the Whitehall Ledger article here.
April 25: IndieReader runs a slightly embarassing and lengthy interview: Clark Hays + Kathleen McFall on their “opposites-attract love story forged in a fiery crucible of a passion that nearly burned us to the ground.”
April 17: East Oregonian runs first newspaper review of Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road. We like being called "cheeky." Read it here.
April 12: The Cowboy and the Vampire: The Last Sunset wins an "IPPY" Silver Medal in Horror category from the Independent Publishers. Read more here. We are bummed we can't make the award ceremony at the CoCoCabana in NYC.
March 24, 2017: The Cowboy and the Vampire: The Last Sunset is a finalist for FOREWORDS Indie Book of the Year in the category of Horror. Check out the complete list of finalists here.
March 23, 2017: Kirkus Reviews gives a thumbs-up to Bonnie and Clyde Resurrection Road. “Hays and McFall make their Depression-era tale timely with reflections on wealthy fat cats and a rigged economic system that still ring true. More than that, the story is an exciting ride, with tight corners, narrow escapes, and real romantic heat between Bonnie and Clyde. Outlaws become patriots in this imaginative, suspenseful what-if story.”
February 12, 2017: Pumpjack Press launches a new website. For those of you who keep up with our news at the website for The Cowboy and the Vampire, stay tuned. We will redirect that website and much of its content here soon.
January 15, 2017: The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection: The Last Sunset is among the books recognized as the best of 2016 by IndieReader.