Monthly Archives: April 2012

New York Times Previews Long Island Noir

Huzzah! Long Island Noir gets previewed in the New York Times today, and my story “Ending in Paumanok” gets a mention. The article quotes a line from my story about Long Island’s “having ‘all the inconvenience of the city and none … Continue reading

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At KGB, Reading from “Hurricane”/”Juracán”

It was a dark and stormy night . . . when I read at KGB Bar in Manhattan, along with the great writers Kira Peikoff (Living Proof), Sheila York (A Good Knife’s Work), and Bruce DeSilva (Rogue Island), as part … Continue reading

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How I Came to Write This Story: “Zinger” from “Roachkiller and Other Stories”

I guest-posted this today on Patricia Abbott’s loverly blog. WAY BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY, I had a freelance job writing web site reviews, and I came across a contest for Best Hollywood Movie Pitch. Looking at previous winners, it … Continue reading

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Say, What’s the Idea?

Here’s my opening business during the “Where Do You Get Your (Criminal) Ideas?” panel at the New York Public Library on April 3. I moderated the panel, which included writers Chris “Rhymes with Beer Stein” Grabenstein, Alison “Exclamation Point Enthusiast” … Continue reading

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