Archive for January, 2012

From My Brain to Your Ears

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by nikkorpon

ImageI’ve got a couple readings coming up I’m pretty excited about.

On Sunday 29 January, I’ll be reading at the Lit and Art series, at the Watermark Gallery in downtown Baltimore (100 S. Charles to be exact.) The reading runs from 2-5. Eric D Goodman curates the series, and he’s an excellent writer, so I can only assume he has good taste in reading. Then again, I’ll be there, so maybe he’s just kind.

RIght after the Lit and Art reading, head up Charles to the Baltimore Hostel (17 W. Mulberry) for the January edition of Last Rites, hosted by Pat King and myself. We’ll have Timmy Reed, Jessica McHugh and PH Madore reading and Clint Thompson playing a couple songs.

Next month, on Wednesday 15 February at 7PM, I’ll be joining Sandra Ruttan and Elizabeth Hand on a noir panel down at One More Page Books. It’s part of George Mason University’s Fall for the Book festival, and should be a lot of fun. There’ll be some Q+A, discussion, agonizing over ‘What is the definition of Noir?’questions which will lead to us getting Anthony Neil Smith on speakerphone, reading and eventually debauchery, as they offer wine alongside the books, too. So, pretty much what readings should be. Big thanks to Terry Nebeker for getting it all together.

Hope to see you at one or the other or the other.


Old Ghosts are e-Haunting, Nominating

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 16, 2012 by nikkorpon

Just got some super exciting news. My Baltimore noir novella, Old Ghosts, has been nominated for a Spinetingler award for best novella. I’m wicked flattered to be included with writers like Tom Piccirilli, Ray Banks, Fingers Murphy, Gerard Brennan, Nigel Bird, Chuck Wendig and a whole bunch of other heads. Voting runs from now until the end of the month.

If you haven’t read Old Ghosts, and want to try out your new Kindle, Snubnose Press just released the e-version of Old Ghosts. They’ve been putting out a steady stream of top-notch crime fiction for the last year and I’m very happy to be among such a great crowd. Also exciting is that they’re using one of the alternate covers Boden Steiner designed for the print release. I love the giallo-inspired look and am glad it’ll finally see the light of day. If you fancy popping up a quick review over at Amazon, I know they’d be very appreciative.