About All This

Chokeville is a pulpy maritime noir crime comedy novel by Josh Fireland Allen, who is me. When you subscribe, you’ll get a new chapter in your inbox every Thursday. For all the details, please visit Welcome to Chokeville.

I’ve been writing online for forever, starting with my proto-blog Fireland and then moving on to various spinoff sites including Ten Sexy LadiesWiretap Follies, and The Knowledge for Thirst.

My story collection KNIFE FITE and my cubicle diary The House of Wigs are available as ebooks.

If you’d like to get in touch, I’ve had the same email address my whole life: josh at fireland dot com.

“Rapaciously funny.” The New York Times

“Brilliant.” The Washington Post

“Joshua Allen is joking—I think.” Carrie Brownstein

“So prolifically funny that he makes me feel a little ashamed.” Boing Boing

“Despite all of this puerile fucking-around, Joshua Allen does have something to say, something real, and memorable, and startlingly astute.” Katey Metcalf

“It’s like he has aphoristic dyspepsia.” Clay Shirky