Mark your calendar: The next NYC Noir at the Bar is May 26 at Shade on Sullivan Street.
And I’ll be there, readin’ stuff. Out loud.
Which, ok, fine, I know that isn’t too big a draw. But look at the rest of the roster: Dennis Tafoya, Dana C. Kabel, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jedidiah Ayres, Keith Gilman, Justin Porter, Scott Adlerberg, Josh Bazell, Keiran Shea, Jim Baker, and Todd Robinson.
Right? You know you want in. It’s going to be fun. I’ll be drinking heavily and may even embarrass myself. Why would you want to miss that?
I’ve got a new short story in the latest issue of Thuglit.
It’s called “Happy Ending” and it’s about Asian massage parlors. It’s a little noir and a little naughty. Also, this issue is chock-full of awesome stories by some really talented writers. You should check it out.
While you’re at it, pick up The Hard Bounce by Todd Robinson. He’s the dude who runs Thuglit, and it’s a great book. I explain why on this episode of the LitReactor podcast!
There should be a print edition of Thuglit coming down the pike soon, but you can get the digital edition for 99 cents right now.
That’s cheap. You have no excuse. Buy it.
UPDATE: Now available in print!
I’m excited to announce that I’m signing with Bree Ogden of the D4EO Literary Agency for my first full-length novel, New Yorked.
Bree is a very smart, very cool lady, and she gets the book, and I’m thrilled to be taking this next step in my writing career.
Also, now that I have an agent, prepare for me to be insufferable. At least, more so than normal.
I wrote an article for LitReactor called Top 10 Storytelling Cliches Writers Need To Stop Using. It’s gotten more than 35,000 hits. Insane.
There’s a new podcast episode up, featuring special guest Patrick Wensink, author of the fantastic Broken Piano for President. Give it a listen.
My online marketing class starts in less than a week. It’s going to be fun! Check it out.
Speaking of classes, we’ve got a packed slate, with some really cool workshops lined up. Don’t believe me? Go take a look.
Finally, galleys are in for Kwik Krimes. Fancy!
A new episode of Unprintable, LitReactor’s podcast, is live. Bask in it. We talk about a lot of goofy stuff, but mostly reading habits. But also how much I LOVED The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch. Which you should read, toot sweet.
Also, in case you’re looking to brush up on your writing skills, we’ve got nine (9!) awesome classes currently accepting enrollments at LitReactor. Including one with Lidia. And also with Jon Gingerich, John Skipp, Zoe Fishman, David Corbett, Suzy Vitello, Richard Thomas, Patrick Wensink, and, oh, me!
Check ‘em all out here.
No, I have not been compulsively checking the Amazon sales pages, hoping to see the cover for Kwik Krimes, the anthology hitting August 20 that contains my short story, ‘The Gun with Two Triggers’.
Nope, just stumbled across it completely at random.
It’s pretty sweet though, right?
In case you want to pre-order…
Check out the latest episode of Unprintable, the LitReactor podcast. It features a special guest, literary agent Bree Ogden, and we cover a lot of good ground, re: finding an agent, publishing, etc.
We also talk about the two least controversial figures in modern literature—Orson Scott Card and Bret Easton Ellis. And also I geek out of The Hard Bounce by Todd Robinson, a book that you should be reading right now, at this moment, and if you’re not, then you are making mistakes I can’t help you with.
Also, interested in being a class facilitator for LitReactor? It’s a paid gig, plus you get access to the lectures from our instructors. Details here.
Finally, Craig Clevenger wrote a fantastic essay for LitReactor: The Safety of Transgression versus the Risk of Honesty. Also would be good of you to drop what you’re doing and read it right now.