Huntingdon County Library – This Saturday (11/4)

Four mystery authors will be at the Huntingdon County Library in Huntingdon, PA, this Saturday (Nov. 4, 2017) at 11 a.m. Please join us if you can!

The lineup includes Jane Kelly, Don Helin, Susan Thibadeau, and me. We’ll be talking about “The Long and the Short of Mystery” — discussing what goes into writing both novels and short stories.

The library is located at 330 Penn St., Huntingdon, PA. The event, organized by Mystery Writers of America, is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there!

Huntingdon County Library

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Noir at the Bar in Harrisburg – Tonight!

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Noir at the Bar returns to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, tonight!

Go out and vote — and then join us at Sturges Speakeasy (400 Forster Street) for a great lineup of authors reading some fantastic fiction! The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Noir at the Bar November 2016

Joel Burcat
Patrick Cobbs
Tony Conaway
Gabriella Gill
Don Helin
Merry Jones
Catherine Jordan
Gina Napoli
Eryk Pruitt
Erik Arneson

I’ll have copies of my new short story collection, THE THROES OF CRIME, available. Hope to see you there!

Noir at the Bar in Harrisburg on Election Night

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Noir at the Bar returns to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Nov. 8!

That’s right, it’s Election Night! What better way to prep for the results of the election? Starting at 6:30 p.m. at Sturges Speakeasy (400 Forster Street), you can listen to a great lineup of authors read their stories:

Noir at the Bar November 2016

Joel Burcat
Patrick Cobbs
Tony Conaway
Gabriella Gill
Don Helin
Merry Jones
Catherine Jordan
Gina Napoli
Eryk Pruitt
Erik Arneson

I’ll have copies of my new short story collection, THE THROES OF CRIME, available. Hope to see you there!

NoirCon 2016 – Oct. 26-30 in Philadelphia

noircon2016NoirCon 2016 is taking place in Philadelphia next month (Oct. 26 to 30) with a great lineup of noir-focused panels and events.

I’m excited to be a part of the opening night Noir at the Bar reading which takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 26, at the Pen & Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia.

The list of readers is outstanding: Vicki Hendricks, Jon McGoran, Kent Harrington, Lono Waiwaiole, Andrew Nette, S.A. Solomon, Joe Samuel Starnes, Jonathan Woods, Lanny Larcinese, and many more.

The rest of the conference includes panel discussions on topics like Forgotten Innovators of Suspense, 70s Noir Movies, and The Rough, Rural South of Larry Brown, plus events like a screening of Oren Shai’s film The Frontier, Meredith Anthony’s play Murder on the Main Line, and a keynote address by Woody Haut.

I’ve been to three previous NoirCons, and they’re always a great time. Organizers Lou Boxer and Deen Kogan do an outstanding job.

Join us if you can!

N@B in Queens was Amazing

Alex Segura and Scott Adlerberg know how to throw a party.

Noir at the Bar in Queens was amazing. I’m still pinching myself to make sure that’s really me in this photo of outstanding authors:

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Left to right, that’s Alex Segura, the nearly hidden William Boyle, Angel Luis Colón, Jill Block, Lawrence Block, Sarah Weinman, Scott Adlerberg, me (nearly fading into the background), Jen Conley, Thomas Pluck, and Rob Hart. Lyndsay Faye is seated in front of the gang, and I think Jason Starr had to leave before the photo was taken.

Everyone was on their game — so many great stories were told! And the venue (The Beast Next Door) was perfect. If you get a chance to attend a Noir at the Bar event in your area, don’t miss it.

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Noir at the Bar in Queens: June 26

Noir at the Bar - Queens - June 2016Later this month (Sunday, June 26, to be exact), I’ll be reading at NOIR AT THE BAR in Queens, New York.

The lineup is… intimidating.

MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block.

That one name is enough reason to make your plans right now. But the lineup of amazing authors continues…

Jason Starr. Sarah Weinman. Lyndsay Faye. Rob Hart. Alex Segura. Julia Dahl. Jill Block. William Boyle. Scott Adlerberg. Thomas Pluck.

Plus (as if you need more reasons to join us), my old Shotgun Honey buddies Angel Luis Colón and Jen Conley will be there, too! (Jen’s new book CANNIBALS is out now and getting great reviews.)

N@BQ5 (super-helpful acronym) will take place at The Beast Next Door, 42-51 27th St., Long Island City, NY. The fun starts on Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m. And it’s free.

I hope to see you there!

Noir at the Bar Recap

Last night’s Noir at the Bar in Harrisburg was great!

The second floor at Sturges Speakeasy was packed, and the 12 authors who read their work did an outstanding job.

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Front row, left to right: John L. Micek, Beth Fantaskey, Maria V. Snyder, Catherine Jordan, and Missye K. Clarke. Back row, left to right: Robb Cadigan, Heather Heyford, Nik Korpon, Eryk Pruitt, Don Helin, and Erik Arneson. (Missing because she had to leave a bit early: Merry Jones.)

Here’s the lineup of authors who read:

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