Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Stalker's Guide to Finding Chris (and Katrina) at B'con 2019


Holy heck! October is drawing to a close, which means Bouchercon 2019 is nigh! If you too are Dallas-bound, and would like to find/avoid me, here's where I'll be:

Keep Those Pages Turning
Friday, 11/1
2:30 to 3:30 PM
Reunion A
w/Anne Hillerman, Daniel Palmer, Ed Ruggero, Carter Wilson, and Terri Bischoff (m)

More Real Than the Housewives: Unlikeable Women*
Friday, 11/1
4 to 5 PM
Reunion G-H
Megan Abbott, Jennifer Hillier, Angie Kim, Laura Lippman, J.M. Redmann, and Katrina Niidas Holm (m)

In addition, I'll be around all weekend, and I'm always** happy to chat or sign books, so if you see me, please don't hesitate to say hello.

*Astute readers will note that I'm not actually on that second panel, but I'll be there anyway because a) my lovely, talented wife is moderating and b) it features several of my favorite writers.
**Bathrooms excluded. Hiding in my hotel room strongly discouraged***.
***Unless you bring pie****.
****This is a joke. Pie or no, please don't hide in my hotel room*****.
*****Instead, kindly leave the pie outside the door for me to retrieve at my leisure.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

GO ALL THE WAY Available for Preorder!

I've been obsessed with music for as long as I can remember.

My childhood was filled with the pop and crackle of my parents' vinyl. My adolescence, chock-a-block with mixtapes and hardcore punk matinees. In college, my best friend and I had a radio show that was on so late, nobody listened, but we didn't care; we were too busy dancing around the booth like idiots. And my wife and I have road-tripped to see amazing bands play lousy venues more times than I can count.

So imagine my delight when ace author, editor, podcaster, and drummer Steve Lauden invited me to contribute an essay about one of my favorite artists—Allan Carl Newman of Zumpano and The New Pornographers—for a power pop collection he was co-editing with Paul Myers.

Now imagine my delight when I discovered that my essay would sit alongside pieces by such wildly talented people as Michael Chabon, Ira ElliottHeather Havrilesky, and the late, great, sorely missed Tom Petty, to name but a few.

The collection, GO ALL THE WAY, will be released November 12th by Rare Bird Books, and is now available for preorder! It's up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound, if you'd like to do so. Better yet, swing by your favorite local bookseller and have them order you a copy!