Press


Review: "Tacoma Pill Junkies' High On Local Grit" - by Steve Dunkelberger appears in the Tacoma Weekly. February 20th, 2013

"Joshua Swainston, a local tugboat sailor turned author, has self published “The Tacoma Pill Junkies” in an effort to bring the grit of the 253 to the pages of his writing. He mostly succeeds."

Interview:  Interview with Joshua Swainston - Indie Review. March 28th, 2013

Review: "The Tacoma Pill Junkies" - by Alec Clayton appears in the Weekly Volcano. April 1st, 2013

"...overall it is a fun read about some engaging characters."

Interview: "A Good Sort" - by Crys Ignatowski featured in Wrist Magazine. April, 20

" ...Joshua just published a damn good 245-page novel."

Interview:  Question Friday - Jack Cameron's Tacoma Stories. April 26, 2013

Review: : "The Tacoma Pill Junkies by Joshua Swainston" by Angella Graff at Indie Review. April 26, 2013

"I give this book a solid five stars, only because amazon won’t let me give six.  This is a book I will read again and again, and will have my eyes constantly peeled for more of his work.  And you should, too.  Trust me."

Review: "Chasing The Tacoma Pill Junkies" by Timothy Thomas NcNeely at Post Defiance. March 17th, 2013

"If you always thought there should be a drug-laden murder mystery set in Tacoma, you now have your book."

Review: "Tacoma Pill Junkies, A Review" by Jack Cameron at Tacomastories.com February 25, 2014

"For locals who enjoy a good novel, Tacoma Pill Junkies belongs on the shelf next to Mark Lindquist’s King of Methlehem."

Interview: "Short, Sharp Interview: Joshua Swainston" by Paul Brazill at Brit Grit and International Noir. June 8, 2014

Interview: "Twenty Questions with Joshua Swainston" by Dana King at One Bite At A Time. June 9, 2014

Podcast Interview: "Literally Tacoma - Episode 6" hosted by William Turbyfill. Oct 6, 2014

Article: "Local Reads: Books Based in Tacoma" by Jackie Jack Fender at South Sound Talk. Oct 16, 2014