JOHN SHEPPHIRD AND RICKY BUSH-Bottom Feeders and The Oaxacan Kid

Saturday, May 5 at 2PM

speaking & signing



A page-turning whodunit set in the wilds of a remote movie ranch, Bottom Feeders describes the hapless Hollywood cast and crew that eke out a living working on low-budget fare.

Their ambitious TV movie needs to be made fast and cheap, but a brutal murder grinds production to a halt. An approaching forest fire forces everyone to evacuate. In the confusion not everyone gets out. Eddie is the alcoholic director, Sheila the vulnerable camera assistant, Tom the self-centered actor, and Sondra the spurned sheriff’s deputy. Who will survive?

Death comes sudden and silent. The camouflaged killer’s weapon-of-choice is a high-tech hunting bow capable of firing razor-sharp arrows four hundred feet per second. The mysterious assassin has an agenda. Those left behind must find out what it is and who is behind this bloody slaughter in the fight for their lives.


Foster Cane collects old blues recordings, the older the better. His current obsession is to track down an obscure harmonica player called The Oaxacan Kid. The search brings him to an estate sale in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood in Houston and that’s when things start to get tricky. Foster is thrown into a world of trouble and becomes the target of a ruthless Mexican Cartel when he stumbles into their web of drug smuggling and human trafficking. As Foster’s search for the mysterious Oaxacan Kid takes an unexpected twist, his enemies become ever more desperate to silence him and Foster is forced to fight to keep himself and the people he loves alive. 


John Shepphird is a writer and director of nine feature films and hours of television. His credits include SyFy Channel's Jersey Shore Shark Attack, Chubacabra Terror, and ABC Family's I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. He is an award-winning author with a continuing private-eye series published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. He is also the creator of the iPrivateEye series for Hooked, an app featuring flash-fiction stories told through text messages.


Ricky Bush has been listening to, playing, and writing about the blues for most of his adult life. His record reviews and articles about blues musicians have appeared in various publications over the past four decades. Once he retired from teaching journalism, English and geography to a couple of generations of high school students, he folded his passion for blues music into his crime novels. Blues and trouble intersect at the crossroads deep down in Texas in RIVER BOTTOM BLUES, THE DEVIL’S BLUES, HOWLING MOUNTAIN BLUES and THE OAXACAN KID. He blows a mean blues harmonica to deal with writer’s block.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm
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