Ever wonder what goes into designing a book cover?
Then check out my latest Path to Publication column at LitReactor, where I walk through the process.
I also talk about getting the final print copies, the audiobook, and upcoming events. Fun times, all around.
Check it out.
How cool is this?
Minor spoiler: The protagonist of New Yorked, Ash McKenna, carries a weaponized umbrella. So my publisher, being awesome, had a limited batch of these custom umbrellas made up.
I bet you do.
Here’s the deal: Add New Yorked to your Goodreads “want to read” shelf, and on June 8—the day before the official release—we’ll select one person from said list to win an umbrella and a copy of the book.
Hop to it!
Noir at the Bar, the nationwide reading series that features today’s hottest writers of crime fiction, is coming to Staten Island for the first time.
The event will be held on July 12 at Flagship Brewery, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Here’s the brewery’s website, in case you need directions. It’s accessible by the Staten Island Ferry, and there’s also ample parking.
There will be beer. And raffles for exclusive items. And Barnes & Noble will be making books available for sale. The event is co-hosted by Polis Books.
Got Facebook? RSVP on the event page. It helps with the head count.
Reading will be:
Got questions? See that link over to the left that says contact? Click that. Ask away.
The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella, about a group of survivors riding out the apocalypse on Governors Island, is free for a very limited time.
Like, it could stop being free at any moment. So you should jump on that.
As an added bonus, the eBook contains the first chapter of my novel, New Yorked, which is coming out on June 9, which is very, very soon.
So if you want to get a sneak peek at what’s in store there, plus get some zombie mayhem, then this might be your jam.
Spread the news far and wide. And click here to get your copy.
It’s always a pleasure to get some words past the Shotgun Honey crew.
This one was inspired by a recent issue of class warfare here in New York City. The kind of thing that’s ridiculous for a modern society to consider, but hey—god forbid we hurt the feelings of rich people.
They’re just so sensitive.
Read “Making it Easy” here.
I’ve got a new short story up at Joyland.
Back when I was a reporter, the night shift would clear out late on Friday and head to a bar called Cargo, which we would proceed to close out.
Above the bar was a digital clock, and an awful lot of time was spent guessing at what it was counting down to.
This story is my guess.
Read “513:47:22:12″ here.
On June 17, I’ll be signing New Yorked at the Barnes & Noble on Staten Island.
The festivities (me sitting at a table and desperately hoping people show up to buy my book) start at 7 p.m.
If you live on Staten Island, or can’t make it out to the release party in Manhattan, this is a good backup plan.
Details at the Barnes & Noble event page. There’s also a Facebook event page where you can RSVP here.