Monthly Archives: August 2011

Noir at the Bar

Last summer, I traveled to St. Louis and, among other things, did a reading at a semi-regular lit event run by Jedidiah Ayres and Scott Phillips known colloquially as NOIR @ BAR. It was a great night and just what I needed at the time. Subterranean Books, the terrific indie bookstore down the block, sat in with a cash register and peddled all our wares.

Naturally, the good folks at Subterranean are, like small (and large) bookstores everywhere, struggling to make ends meet these days. Jed and Scott came up with a great way to try and help a little:  the NOIR AT THE BAR short story anthology, now available exclusively through Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar In the Loop, St. Louis MO, 63130; 314-862-6100).

If you like crime fiction, give it a look. You get a pile of good stuff, and Sub Books earns a few sheckles for the resistance. That’s what we call in the publishing game a win-win position.

Lake Country Adjacent

After quite a delay, caused primarily by my being a slow creeping turtle of a novel writer, my new book finally became available for pre-order a few months back. Since then, a few people have written to ask a variation of the question, “How come I can’t find your new book for sale anymore?”

The answer is that the book was rescheduled semi-recently due to a format change (a change for the better, in my view). The good news:   it’s still coming, now in July 2012.

Meanwhile, here’s a sneak-peek at the cover, which came in last week. And you can read, if moved, an excerpt of the book in the hot-off-the-PDF-machine issue #7 of Crime Factory Magazine. Thanks to the Random House art department and the good folks at Crime Factory. And thanks for sticking around, folks. Hope you enjoy. . . .