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 Crawl: May 19-21 (Richmond, DC, Baltimore)

The first-ever Noir at the Bar Crawl is taking place in Richmond, Washington, DC, and Baltimore on May 19-21. Click on the flyer below for all the details:

All the events are free, feature great authors reading great stories, and there’s a good chance you might win a book.

Noir at the Bar is always a great time, and I’ll be reading a story on Sunday, May 21, in Baltimore. Hope to see you there!

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!

Noir at the Bar in Philadelphia – Tonight!

NoirCon 2016 kicks off tonight in Philadelphia with an evening of readings by more than a dozen crime writers from around the world.

Join us — you won’t regret it!

The gig starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Pen & Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA. The venue is very cool: the Pen & Pencil Club is America’s oldest daily operating press club.

Authors reading their work include:

  • Don Donovan
  • Kent Harrington
  • Woody Haut
  • Vicki Hendricks
  • Lanny Larcinese
  • Jon McGoran
  • Warren Moore
  • Andrew Nette
  • Leigh Redhead
  • S.A. Solomon
  • Joe Samuel Starnes
  • Charlie Stella
  • Richard Vine
  • Lono Waiwaiole
  • Jonathan Woods
  • And… me.

More information is available at the NoirCon website and on Facebook. I 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.

Noir at the Bar - Queens - June 2016