Author Archives: rnz13

Edgar and I: Teaching in Poe Park

I grew up loving Edgar Allan Poe’s writing, and he became one of my first literary heroes. I knew he had lived in New York City, and a long time ago a friend I was visiting in the Bronx pointed … Continue reading

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Flash! I Won a Flash Contest, Flash Hybrid Noir Contest, I Mean

My flash fiction story “How To Write Flash Fiction” won Punchnel’s Flash Hybrid Noir Contest. It’s a flash story, which means it’s a very very short story, which means you could probably read it during an elevator ride. Here is an … Continue reading

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A Day at the Cemetery

The New York Chapter of Mystery Writers of America spent Sunday in Woodlawn Cemetery (in the BRONX, baby!) with a graveyard experts, best-selling authors,  and a reporter from the New York Times. We even ended up in an article, in … Continue reading

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Noir at the Bar Migrates to the Outerboroughs

In what may be seen as literary gentrification, the Noir at the Bar reading series is coming to Odradeks Coffee House, 82-60 Austin Street, in Kew Gardens, Queens, on Thursday, August 7, 7 p.m. Amazin’ Alex Segura has organized the … Continue reading

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MWA University in Philadelphia

Later this month, on Saturday, I’ll be dropping in on MWA University, which is being hosted in Philadelphia this time. Organized by the Mystery Writers of America, the low-cost, full-day seminar covers the novel-writing process (not just crime stuff) from … Continue reading

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MWA-NY Reading VIII

On Tuesday, June 17 , as president of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, I will be hosting reading series at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, N.Y., 7-9 p.m. This is the sixth one we’ve done and … Continue reading

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This Time the Accent . . . Is on Mystery!

I’ll be part of a very fun event in early June, a Latino Crime Writers Panel and Discussion, with “some of the newest and hottest crime writers who just happen to be Latino.” I’ll be joining Lyn Di Iorio (Outside the … Continue reading

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