Cell at Eastern State

Cell at Eastern State

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Upcoming

Atlantis Interceptors,

Lots of stuff on the calendar in the coming month:

Friday, August 27th, I'll be with Jonathan Maberry at the Grey Lodge Pub on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philly. The Grey Lodge is a great place to hang out, and it should be a lot of fun.

Saturday, the 28th, I'll be at Moonstone Mystery Bookstore in Flemington with fellow Minotaur author Wallace Stroby. Wallace is the author of the acclaimed crime novels, The Barbed Wire Kiss, The Heartbreak Lounge, and the new Gone 'Til November, which Publishers Weekly called "A powerful thriller ... with devastatingly real characters" in a starred review. The event starts at 2:00pm.

September 15th, Duane Swierczynski and I will be presenting a conversation at Robin's Bookstore/Moonstone Arts Center about crime, writing, and if I had to guess, the relative merits of German beer and Irish Whiskey. We'll be kicking it off at 7:00pm.

The next night, Thursday, September 16th, I'll be with Jonathan Maberry again at Chester County Books in West Chester, PA. We'll be joined by local author Chandra Hoffman for a panel discussion of our work and the craft of mystery writing.

On Tuesday evening, September 21st, I'll be at the Noir Bar event at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA)Fall Conference. There'll be a great lineup of authors, including William Peter Blatty, author of the horror classic, The Exorcist, talking about his new book, Crazy. The Noir Bar runs from 9:00 to 10:30pm.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Writing, writing, writing

I've been mostly off the interweb recently, busy with life, the day job, events to promote Wolves and trying to write, write, write. I'm currently trying to get the third novel off the ground, and I've also been working on short stories for various anthology projects as well as refining the script for a really cool project: a short film based on my short story, "How To Jail" which appeared in CrimeFactory and which will be shot by director Paul Von Stoetzel of Killing Joke Films. Paul's already cast most of the leads and lined up a talented bunch of production people.

This Wednesday, the 11th, I'll be presenting my Crime Fiction Workshop at Clinton Bookshop in Clinton NJ. I hope everybody who enjoys writing as well as crime and mystery fans will stop by to a great bookstore and join us at 7:00pm. I've run the workshop a dozen times now, and it's always a lot of fun to see what writers produce. I've seen really interesting and provocative work in every workshop I've conducted, which makes me really optimistic about the next generation of writers, not to mention way more nice to people I don't know, because it turns out a fair number of them spend their time plotting murder.

Thursday, the 12th, I'll be downtown in Philly for my first Barnes and Noble event, at the Rittenhouse Square store at 6:00pm. For those who don't know the layout at the store, the readings/signings are usually up on the third floor, so climb on up and join us. I really want to get the troops out for this one, so I'll be providing a little bonus material for those who make the trek: I'll read a new (very) short story, and I'll give away a signed copy of my first novel, Dope Thief or to one lucky attendee.

Also got more good news this week: A great review by Justin Bauer at Philadelphia CityPaper, and I found out that Wolves is now available at Barnes and Noble stores across the country.