Long Live Schmaltzy!

We must now give homage to our patron saint, John of John’s Motorcycle Storage and Rare Book Disposal by making a serious effort to pay him back for giving our sorrowful voices the will to fly in the face of certain doom. The original members of Tinhatsblog (below) will keep the blog alive but it may be at a quieter pace.  If you would like to contribute, by all means leave us a note on the Contact page.

Duke Miller

Many things could be said about the writing of Duke Miller, but this tends to sum it up. “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Walt Kelly, Pogo to Porkypine, 1971.





Duke is also a regular contributor to Lokkal, an on-line magazine for ex-pats living in Mexico. He recently published Living and Dying with Dogs, Turbo Edition and is working on a compilation of his short stories.

JT Twissel

In the words of Rabindranath Tagore, “While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones.” And that’s all she has to say about the dreary state of the world.



Jan is currently working on the second edition Flipka. Eventually she may get around to republishing the other two. Who knows?  She is a frequent contributor to JT Twissel, a blog which can be viewed by her mother. Well, most of the time.

Aaron Louis Asselstine

From roofing to road kill removal to cleaning toilets at national banks; Aaron has done what it takes to keep the wolf from the door. (Someone should tell him that weird-Ass novels tend not to have an effect on the wolf.)


If a drug addicted funeral director and a sexually compulsive Jungian analyst had a bastard child, it would grow up to find catharsis in the works of Aaron Louis Asselstine.


Life is dodgy at the best of times, let alone the worst. There are no real answers, no real truths. In fact, what the hell is real, in the adjectival sense of the word? Nevertheless, Aaron attempts to unpack the dodgy suitcase of reality in his weird-Ass novels.




Aaron is currently working on second editions of his two books, both of which involve road trips and road kill.  His official author’s website is Aaron Louis Asselstine Books.

Kari Bijou

Kari is an Arizona native who has found a home in the pacific northwest among the rhododendron, the rain and the antifa punks. When life gives her lemons, she makes bitter words.


You can read more of Kari’s work on her website.