SOUTH VILLAGE is out today

Today’s the day. South Village is available. It’s my third novel. One I thought wouldn’t come together, but ended up being pretty deeply personal. I am very proud of it and hope you will check it out.

Click the cover below to find buy links, as well as information on my tour stops—I’ll be on Staten Island tonight, in Manhattan tomorrow, Queens on Sunday, then Boston, Austin, Houston and Scottsdale.

Cheers and thank you. Seriously. Without readers I wouldn’t be able to keep doing this.

New Yorked

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Events this week!

New YorkedSouth Village comes out THIS TUESDAY!

I have three events this week!

Coincidence? I think not.

Oct. 11. Staten Island Barnes & Noble. 6:30 p.m. Details and RSVP here.

Oct. 12. Joint release party with Bracken MacLeod (Stranded). The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren St., 6:30 p.m. Details and RSVP here.

Oct. 16. Noir at the Bar. The Beast Next Door, 42-51 27th St, Long Island City, NY 11101. 6 p.m.

There’s more coming up—Boston, Austin, Houston, and Scottsdale. Find information on those here.

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Vote for me (please)


The Staten Island Advance is running a poll on Staten Island’s Best Artists & Entertainers. I’m up in the Best Artist (Written) category. So, that’s pretty cool!

If you want to click over and vote for me, I’d be much obliged! You can do that right here and it only takes a few seconds.

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Bouchercon highlights


Another Bouchercon is in the books. For those of you who don’t know, Bouchercon is the premier conference for crime and mystery writers, named after famed editor and author Anthony Boucher.

This year’s con was in New Orleans, where the humidity, the proof of the beverages, and the abundance of fried food all hovered somewhere around 90 percent.

As with most cons, the aftermath (and hangover) leaves ample time for reflection. Here were the highlights, from my end:  Continue reading

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Find me at Bouchercon

Bouchercon is almost here. I’ve got two events on the docket, so if you’re so inclined, this is where you can find me:

Friday, 2 p.m. – LaGalleries 6

DIRTY BOULEVARD – Hard boiled discussion panel w/Susan Alice Bickford, Craig Faustus Buck, Barbara N.S. Nickless, Lisa Turner.

Saturday, 1 p.m. – Book Room

SIGNING – Sponsored by Polis Books and Garden District Book Shop w/ Jason Starr, Bryon Quertermous, J.D. Rhoades, Richard Brewer, Gary Phillips, Steph Post, Terrence McCauley.

Outside those times, look for me at the hotel bar. I’ll also be at the Anthony Awards ceremony, where New Yorked is up for Best First Novel. Make sure to vote early and often.

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SOUTH VILLAGE tour dates

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I know we’re a little early on this, but I don’t want to hear anything about how you made other plans. Here’s where I’ll be for South Village in October. I am very excited to be hitting the road again. If you click over to my events page, you’ll find links to the event pages on Facebook, where you can RSVP. You don’t have to RSVP to attend, but it does help with headcount and reminders and stuff.

If you live in or around any of these places, come on out!

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10 Authors with Tattoos Inspired by Their Own Books

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A few months ago I got a tattoo inspired by my first novel, New Yorked. I know a few other authors who’ve done the same—gotten tattoos to mark the signing of contracts or publication of books.

So I talked to some authors, then found a few more, and put together a photo essay about them.

It’s currently live over at Electric Literature.

Check it out.

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