Cell at Eastern State

Cell at Eastern State

Thursday, July 23, 2009

News of the week.















Minions,

I spent the day last week with Martin Buday, a photographer from D-Town Magazine. Martin took some great shots of locales from Dope Thief that will run with an interview next month. This is the Cherry Top, a custard stand in Ottsville.

Really nice review at Las Vegas Weekly by Ed Pettit. Excellent to get a real print review and this one is amazing. I may get T-shirts made up with the text of this one.

This weekend...going to be at Between Books in Claymont with the Liars Club on Saturday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, the 25th of July. It should be a lot of fun, with giveaways, games and lots of great authors on hand.

On hand from the Liars Club will be: Marie Lamba (WHAT I MEANT..., Random House), Jonathan Maberry (PATIENT ZERO, St. Martins), Keith Strunk (PRALLSVILLE MILLS AND STOCKTON, Arcadia Publishing), Kelly Simmons (STANDING STILL, Washington Sq. Press), Merry Jones (THE BORROWED AND BLUE MURDERS, Minotaur), Gregory Frost (LORD TOPHET, Del Rey/Random House) and me, signing copies of DOPE THIEF.














So glad Martin got this shot of the Neshaminy, an ancient strip club in Warrington. The owner sold out and the place is going to be torn down for a bank and a restaurant. It was pretty much unnoticed by anyone except those of us who knew it from the old days, until the township tried to pass an ordinance banning signs showing nudity. At that point the owner painted the place with rainbow colors and put a wild sign out front reminding people of President Bush's drug use. It will be missed.

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