Crime and Mystery Author Luncheon Tomorrow

I’ll be speaking on the Crime and Mystery panel at the Corona Public Library tomorrow at noon. It’s the Friends of Corona Library’s 6th Annual Author Luncheon and I’m thrilled to be part of it. I know Ivy Pochoda (her book WONDER VALLEY is fantastic) and am looking forward to meeting Anthony J. Tata, Christopher Swann, and Paddy Hirsch. Sadly, I think my friend, Craig Faustus Buck, will be unable to moderate so it will be a surprise who fills in for him.

Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street, Corona, CA 92882

Saturday, October 20, noon

Los Angeles Review of Books interview with Danny Gardner

Today I’m interviewing the always charismatic Danny Gardner over at Los Angeles Review of Books. Danny is an author, screenwriter, comedian, director, and sometimes philosopher. His debut novel, A NEGRO AND AN OFAY, is out now with Down & Out Books and it’s one helluva read.

Book Festival Season is Here

Here’s my blog post over at Writing Wranglers & Warriors in anticipation of my signing copies of FINN at the LA Times Festival of Books. It’s my favorite time of year and I couldn’t think of a better place to work all weekend!

James Ellroy 2010 – I’m working The Mystery Bookstore booth

Hope to see you there!

Sisters in Crime, #367 – Saturday, April 22 from 12pm – 1pm

Mysterious Galaxy, #368 – Sunday, April 23 from 12pm – 12:45pm

Interrogation—Sarah M. Chen

Here’s my interview up today with S.W. Lauden over at BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION where I talk about my debut novella, CLEANING UP FINN.

S.W. Lauden

Who: Sarah M. Chen

What: She juggles several jobs including indie bookseller, transcriber, and insurance adjuster. Her crime fiction short stories have been accepted for publication online and in various anthologies, including All Due RespectPlan BShotgun HoneyCrime Factory, Out of the GutterBetty Fedora, and Dead Guns PressCLEANING UP FINN is her first book and available now with All Due Respect Books.

Where: Los Angeles

Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited.

Congrats on the release of your debut novella, CLEANING UP FINN! Tell me a little about how this character and this story came together.

Thanks, Steve! Finn is an amalgamation of many different people I worked with over the years in the restaurant industry. I knew there was a funny twisted story inside me about that wonderful crazy time in my life. I wanted to…

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Today, I’m a guest on Do Some Damage thanks to Holly West where I discuss short story submissions. It’s a constant process of revising / resubmitting / revising / resubmitting / hating it and throwing it in the trash / pull out of trash / revising / resubmitting…well, you get the picture.



On December 2 at 6pm PST, I’ll be participating in Noir on the Air, a special Authors on the Air show, guest hosted by Michael Pool, fellow ADR writer, Noir at the Bar Seattle organizer, and founder of Crime Syndicate Magazine. I will be reading flash fiction alongside such talented writers as Tom Pitts, Joe Clifford, Rob Pierce, Mike Monson, Danny Gardner, and Anonymous-9.

Listen in live on Wednesday night by clicking on the Authors on the Air link above and don’t be afraid to call in with questions!


Please be patient while I work on my new website. In the meantime, you can check out my blog post on Writing Wranglers & Warriors live today where I talk about the personality type I most identify with.