“Southside Valentine” on Akashic’s Mondays Are Murder

My flash story “Southside Valentine,” which takes place in the Rodney Playground in Williamsburg, is now up as part of Akashic Books’ Mondays Are Murder series of short crime fiction stories. Here is an excerpt: Detective Almodovar, half Polish, half Puerto Rican, sits in the playground at the corner of

ROACHKILLER Wins 2013 Spinetingler for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection

I am proud and frankly pretty goddamn giddy to announce that Roachkiller and Other Stories won the 2013 Spinetingler Award in the category of Best Anthology/Short Story Collection. The book was up against some very tough competition, including Beat to a Pulp 2: Round 2, edited by David Cranmer and Matthew P. Mayo; Crime