Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Local Review for "Truth Always Kills"

This is only the second review I've seen for my next book, TRUTH ALWAYS KILLS, but it's still a bit early. I hope.

It comes out on December 11th and this review was printed in today's paper. A friend told me about it and I couldn't get it online so I bought a copy and scanned this. I post it here after just noticing I cut off the left edge but you can still read it. In any case, it's a nice review, and it's from the Littleton Courier, November 11th, 2015.

Click on the image to embiggen it....

And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Noir at the Bar Manhattan

Last Sunday's Noir at the Bar event in Manhattan went, I thought, very well. However, a competing MWA event at another venue, the Giants/Patriots game, and probably as well the very visible mourning for the attacks in Paris all conspired to keep attendance low.

It was a pity. A lot of good stories were read and though the crowd was small, the atmosphere was wonderful. I had a good time, a good crepe, and hope to get a chance to read there again in the future.

I keep telling people, these readings are a lot of fun, and I don't mean that just from the writers' perspective. They're good entertainment. Dickens had a second career, one that probably helped kill him, reading his work to massive crowds from a stage. That would have been great to see. Also Angie Dickinson. I don't know if she ever read any books or stories on stage but, yeah, I'd buy a ticket. I guess as long as your last name is close to "Dickens"....

But I digress. Noir at the Bar events are held in cities all across the country so there are lots of opportunities for people to see them. Not so many to see old Boz, and DVDs give us Angie, but still, live events have that energy and intimacy you can't get anywhere else.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Noir @ the Bar Manhattan

This Sunday, November 16th, I'll be part of this month's Noir @ the Bar group in Manhattan. It will be at Shade in Greenwich Village and run from six to nine at night. If you've never been, these events are always fun, filled with giveaways and interesting people reading interesting things.

I don't know who else is going to be there but I imagine it's up on a Facebook page somewhere. I'm also not sure yet what I'm going to read. I keep debating but right now I'm leaning toward something with humor. Since I tend to think I'm funnier than anyone else does this could be a dangerous decision. If you're in the vicinity, come on down or up or over and check it out for yourself.