Interview with Edwin Torres

Please check out my interview with El Abuelo of Puerto Rican Crime Fiction, the author of Carlito’s Way and Q&A, NY Supreme Court Justice Edwin Torres on CrimeReads. Torres turned 90 this year, so we celebrated by discussing his life in Spanish Harlem, his work as a judge, and his excellent novels. Excerpt: Torres’ writing career started while he was still an attorney. He and his wife Vickie had gone

On the First Two Pages

Over on Art Taylor’s blog, I deconstruct the first two pages of my short story “Merry Xmas from Orchard Beach” from the collection Noiryorican. As Art says in his introduction, we’ve never met in person, but through our interactions online, it feels like we’re old friends. Check out the essay I wrote here, and read other First Two Pages by some great authors: