Dear Fans (both of you), I’d like to reassure you that I have not been dormant for lo these many months but have actually been scribbling away and getting stories rejected and even accepted. It is just that sometimes the Giant Hand of Publishing moves so, so, so slow. But here’s
My story, “The Unfaithful Ghost,” is in the latest issue of Pilgrimage, in their fear-themed issue (volume 39, issue 3). Thanks to editor/publisher Juan Morales for accepting the story. … Continue readingNew Story Out in PILGRIMAGE
When I was first asked by the Nominating Committee if I wanted to be chapter president of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, I was sure they were mistaken. Who me? Someone who had racked up no books in print, no bestsellers, no major awards. I felt the members would look at me and ask, So when is the real president arriving? … Continue readingA Privilege to Serve
I grew up loving Edgar Allan Poe’s writing, and he became one of my first literary heroes. I knew he had lived in New York City, and a long time ago a friend I was visiting in the Bronx pointed out his cottage. But it was closed that day, and the
My flash fiction story “How To Write Flash Fiction” won Punchnel’s Flash Hybrid Noir Contest. It’s a flash story, which means it’s a very very short story, which means you could probably read it during an elevator ride. Here is an excerpt, which is about 20 percent of the story: I
The New York Chapter of Mystery Writers of America spent Sunday in Woodlawn Cemetery (in the BRONX, baby!) with a graveyard experts, best-selling authors, and a reporter from the New York Times. We even ended up in an article, in which I am quoted. Click here to read. The daylong
In what may be seen as literary gentrification, the Noir at the Bar reading series is coming to Odradeks Coffee House, 82-60 Austin Street, in Kew Gardens, Queens, on Thursday, August 7, 7 p.m. Amazin’ Alex Segura has organized the likes of Rambunctious Reed Farrel Coleman, Honeyvoiced Hilary Davidson, Snappy S.A.