Noir @ the Bar

Sunday night’s Noir at the Bar NYC was exceptional. Twelve hard-core crime writers read, including me: (in order) Cindy Rosmus, Justin Porter, Richie Narvaez, Todd Robbins, Jason Starr, Jonathan Hayes, Wallace Stroby, Matthew Melina, Thomas Pluck, Jen Conley, Johnny Shaw, and Todd Robinson. A truly talented hive of scum and villainy.

Long Island Noir at SCC

The writers from Long Island Noir, after our panel on May 5 at Suffolk Community College, Brentwood campus. From left: Irredeemable R. Narvaez, Randy Reed Farrel Coleman, Quick-Witted Qanta Ahmed, Charming Charles Salzberg, Roundhouse Kicker Kaylie Jones, Cunning Kenneth Wishnia, and Snazzy Steve Wishnia.

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” Gaylin, and Jonathan “Brains!” Maberry. David Lynch recently told Interview

Tinting Fiction

Here are the first couple of paragraphs of what I’ll be talking about at the National Council of Teachers of English this weekend. I’ll be on the panel “We’re On the Case: Latino Writers of YA Mysteries,” featuring Sarah Cortez, Rene Saldaña, Sergio Troncoso, and Ray Villareal. Tinting Fiction: Writing

Looking for Clues

In what I hope will be just one of the many events to promote You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mysteries for Teens (Arte Publico) in the tristate area, I will be discussing/reading/signing along with Sizzling Sarah Cortez, Serious Sergio Troncoso, and Cantankerous Carlos Hernandez at New Jersey City University‘s