Crime Syndicate Podcast

E.A. Aymar and I are featured on Episode 3 of Michael Pool’s Crime Syndicate podcast. We talk about The Night of the Flood and other writerly issues that hopefully make us sound smart. We also read brief excerpts from our stories in The Night of the Flood.

There are some technical difficulties which I blame solely on Ed but if you stick it out for a few minutes, Ed won’t sound like he’s under water.

Thank you, Michael, for having us!

http://crimesyndicate.libsyn.com/episode-three

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/crime-syndicate-magazine/crime-syndicate-podcast

 

I LOVE THE 1980S!

It’s Happy Pub Day to FAST WOMEN AND NEON LIGHTS: EIGHTIES-INSPIRED NEON NOIR edited by Michael Pool. My short story Besties & Blow is one of 18 stories in this bitchin’ collection by Short Stack Books. Besties & Blow has Danny Elfman, the Greek Theater, Oingo Boingo, spoiled SoCal girls, and of course lots and lots of cocaine.

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It was a blast to write and I’m honored to be in this totally awesome collection along with such talented writers as S.W. Lauden, Sam Wiebe, Dietrich Kalteis, Eryk Pruitt, Preston Lang, Greg Barth, Jen Conley, Kat Richardson, C.S. DeWildt, and many others. Thanks to Michael Pool of Short Stack Books for putting this over-the-top totally radical collection together!

If you want to know what inspired all of us to write our 80s stories for this collection, go to Dietrich’s blog Off the Cuff.

BOUCHERCON PICS

What a whirlwind conference and trip. I’m giddy yet exhausted from all the joy and camaraderie that is Bouchercon. I have to say it was one of the best writer conferences I’ve attended in a long time and not just because the food in NOLA is ah-mazing! It was only my second Bouchercon and there will no doubt be more in my future. Crime fiction writers and readers are the best people I could ever hope to know. I feel blessed, humbled, and inspired.

Here are some pics:

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Reading from FINN at Noir at the Bar After Dark – thank you Peter Rozovsky for the photo

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Murder Under the Sun Panel with Jeffrey Hess, Michael Stanely, Annamaria Alfieri, and C. Michele Dorsey. Mysti Berry rocked it as moderator.

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Lee Child moderated a Woman Taking Shots panel that was a conference highlight

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A thrill to meet Walter Mosley for the first time.

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Special thanks to Jonathan Brown, Sonia Brown, and Michael Pool for being my peeps during this conference. You guys rock!