N@B Coming Back to Philadelphia

N@B Philadelphia 2015 PosterNoir at the Bar returns to Philadelphia later this month!

We’ll be at the Misconduct Tavern, 1511 Locust St., on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. Eleven authors will read their work, with the granddaddy of N@B — Peter Rozovsky — introducing the whole thing. I’m stoked to be a part of it.

The reader list includes some of my very favorite authors (and people). It’s a tremendous lineup:

Robb Cadigan, Merry Jones, Tom Joyce, Don Lafferty, William Lashner, Jon McGoran, Alex Segura, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya, and Wendy Tyson.

I hope to see you there!

N@B Philadelphia 2015 Poster (PDF)

N@B Philadelphia 2015 Poster

Noir at the Bar Harrisburg: A Recap

The first-ever Noir at the Bar event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, took place on Monday night — and we had a great time! Nine authors read their work to a pretty much packed room at The Sturges Speakeasy.

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us! I’m very confident we’ll do it again, so keep your eyes open for information. (The best way not to miss the next event would be to sign up for my email newsletter.)

Here’s the full Noir at the Bar reading crew (left to right): Jon McGoran, Joe Samuel Starnes, Nik Korpon, Don Helin, Merry Jones, John Luciew, Lori M. Myers, Tom Joyce, and Erik Arneson (that’s me behind Mr. Joyce):


And here’s each reader, in order (at least as best I remember the order!)…

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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!


Reviews of the Comic Book FORTUNE

Fortune - CoverTom Joyce, author of THE FREAK FOUNDATION OPERATIVE’S REPORT and a former reporter for the York Daily Record, recently reviewed the comic book FORTUNE which Dillon Samuelson and I published:

“Fortune” is Noir Done Right

Tom describes FORTUNE as “a fast-paced, efficiently told, wryly funny snapshot of a decidedly unglamorous criminal enterprise.” Which is exactly how I hoped it would turn out.

Here’s how you can get FORTUNE:

FORTUNE was also reviewed recently at BleedingCool.com — on the same page as reviews of Star Wars #1, Hellbreak #1, Conan/Red Sonja #1, and Ultimate Spider-Man #9. Wow.

Reviewer Cat Taylor says “the concept is rather original” and “give[s] the art a few points for originality.” (One minor note of clarification: Comixology required me to list FORTUNE as being part of a series when I uploaded it. The comic is, however, a standalone.)

My thanks to Tom and Cat for taking the time to read and review FORTUNE!