Noir at the Bar in Harrisburg – Tonight! (May 20)

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

Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Sturges Speakeasy, 400 Forster Street. Admission is free, the restaurant serves great food and great beer, and there will be book giveaways. So join us!

Join us for a great lineup (complete bios available here) that includes:

Owen Laukkanen, author of the brand new maritime adventure thriller Gale Force (which has been praised by the likes of Clive Cussler and Lee Child), along with six critically acclaimed Stevens and Windermere FBI thrillers.

Robb Cadigan, author of Phoenixville Rising and an upcoming second novel which is based on a true crime story and set in Pennsylvania.

Beth Fantaskey, author of five paranormal and mystery novels for young adults and middle-grade readers and (as Bethany Blake) the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries.

Gabriella Gill, author of Saving Metropolis, Behind the Mask, and the upcoming The Gentlemen’s Flying Club.

Merry Jones, author of Child’s Play, the third novel featuring unreliable narrator Elle Harrison, as well as a series of thrillers featuring heroine Harper Jennings, an Iraq war veteran.

Catherine Jordan, author of the paranormal thrillers The Book Seller’s Secret and Seeking Samiel.

Jon McGoran, author of eight novels including Spliced, a near future science fiction thriller, and the ecological thrillers Drift, Deadout, Dust Up, and Down to Zero.

John L. Micek, author of the upcoming novel Saving Time and the opinion editor and political columnist for PennLive/The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa.

David Nemeth, writer of the crime fiction blog Unlawful Acts and a columnist at Do Some Damage.

And last but certainly not least, singer-songwriter John Austin, who has released 10 critically acclaimed albums, will be performing a new song with… me. But don’t worry, I won’t be singing.

I hope to see you tonight at Sturges Speakeasy!

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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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Tonight! Noir at the Bar in Harrisburg

Noir at the Bar Harrisburg - 9 May 2016NOIR AT THE BAR is coming back to Harrisburg TONIGHT (May 9, 2016)!

We have a great lineup of authors, with many writing styles represented. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so join us!

Here’s the lineup:

  • Robb Cadigan
  • Missye K. Clarke
  • Beth Fantaskey
  • Don Helin
  • Heather Heyford
  • Merry Jones
  • Cathy Jordan
  • Nik Korpon
  • John Micek
  • Eryk Pruitt
  • Maria V. Snyder

I’ll be reading as well. Each author will read for 5 to 7 minutes, there will be book giveaways, great company, great food, great drinks, and more!

We’ll be in the upstairs room at Sturges Speakeasy, 400 Forster Street, and the fun starts at 7 p.m. Come on out and join us!

Noir at the Bar Harrisburg – May 9

Noir at the Bar Harrisburg - 9 May 2016NOIR AT THE BAR is coming back to Harrisburg on May 9 with an outstanding lineup of authors reading short stories and scenes from their books:

  • Maria V. Snyder
  • Eryk Pruitt
  • John Micek
  • Nik Korpon
  • Cathy Jordan
  • Merry Jones
  • Heather Heyford
  • Don Helin
  • Beth Fantaskey
  • Missye K. Clarke
  • Robb Cadigan

Each author will read for 5 to 7 minutes, there will be book giveaways, great company, great food, great drinks, and more!

We’ll be in the upstairs room at Sturges Speakeasy, 400 Forster Street, and the fun starts at 7 p.m. Come on out and join us!

Noir at the Bar: Harrisburg – April 13

I hope you can join us for NOIR AT THE BAR in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Monday, April 13!

We have a great lineup of writers set to read their fiction — Don Helin, Merry Jones, Tom Joyce, Nik Korpon, John Luciew, Jon McGoran, John Micek, Lori Myers, Joe Samuel Starnes, and me.

NOIR AT THE BAR: Harrisburg will take place at the Sturges Speakeasy, 400 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA. The fun begins at 8 p.m.

See you there!

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“Death is Bipartisan” by John L. Micek

This week at Shotgun Honey, there’s a Harrisburg takeover of sorts. Today’s story (“Death is Bipartisan”) is by John Micek, a reporter for The (Allentown) Morning Call who’s based in the state Capitol building. That’s also where I work, and my story “Fortune” is scheduled to appear at Shotgun Honey later this week.

I’m not aware of any other crime fiction writers based in the Harrisburg area, but let us know if you’re out there — and submit something to Shotgun Honey so that the takeover will continue…

“The Last Word” by John L. Micek

John Micek is a writer who covers Pennsylvania state government for The (Allentown) Morning Call. (Here’s his blog.) He’s based in the Capitol building in Harrisburg. I’m the communications and policy director for the Majority Leader in the state Senate, so my job is also based in Harrisburg’s Capitol building.

Our paths cross quite regularly, and one thing we have in common is that we both love crime fiction. Today, I had the pleasure of reading a terrific short story written by Mr. Micek. Great descriptions, great dialogue, great characters. All in less than 1,000 words.

Check it out for yourself at Powder Burn Flash: The Last Word by John L. Micek.