Attempting to be emphatic. Photo courtesy of Glenn G. Gray, as was my bar tab. Gracias!

Sunday night’s Noir at the Bar NYC was exceptional. Twelve hard-core crime writers read, including me: (in order) Cindy Rosmus, Justin Porter, Richie Narvaez, Todd Robbins, Jason Starr, Jonathan Hayes, Wallace Stroby, Matthew Melina, Thomas Pluck, Jen Conley, Johnny Shaw, and Todd Robinson. A truly talented hive of scum and villainy. The reading was at my favorite local, Shade Bar in the West Village. T-shirts! Books! Here’s hoping for more such energetic and X-rated events in future. You can find me there scribbling most Friday nights. But unless you’re going to buy me a beer, don’t bother me.