I had a ball last Friday at my first ever author reading in the USA, and the audience at Skylight Books in Los Angeles for the Switchblade magazine evening were certainly enthusiastic in their enjoyment of an excerpt from a new PI Harry Kenmare short story.
It was typical Harry - gritty, raunchy, and completely politically incorrect. And he went down well. Yeah, that is Harry's MO!
My huge thanks to Switchblade's managing editor, Scotch Rutherford, for the invitation to join the great line up for the evening. Aside from reading and enjoying the live work of seven other authors, it was fabulous to meet, in the flesh (although not Harry's idea of meeting in the flesh!) all these people I'd known from the online world. And it was a privilege to be able to line up with so much talent in the world of hard-boiled and noir crime.
Here are, in the order of reading, the fellow Switchblade authors from the evening, along with their websites as available:
Switchblade magazine: www.switchblademag.com
Rick Risemberg: crowtreebooks.com/author/rickrise/
Renee Asher Pickup: www.reneeasherpickup.com
Jon Zelazny: www.jonzelazny.com
Rex Weiner: rexweiner.com
Ashley Erwin: ashley-erwin.com
Check out their work - one hell of a great range of noir and hard-boiled crime writing in this gang.
And if you haven't become a Switchblade fan yet, you simply must. Here's the purchase link for the most recent, Issue 9.
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