I forgot about next week. Anthony Neil Smith is coming to St. Louis, and at 7 PM on the 27th (that's a Wednesday) he and I will be appearing at Pudd'nhead Books at 37 S. Old Orchard Ave. in
beautiful Webster Groves, MO. And the next night, Thursday the 28th, is the kickoff of St. Lou's version of NOIR AT THE BAR, a Philadelphia-based series founded by Peter Rozovsky (of Detectives Without Borders). Jedidiah Ayres ("Mosquito Kingdom" screenwriter and author of many short stories including "Politoburg" in the new THUGLIT antho "Sex, Thugs and Rock and Roll"), Anthony Neil Smith, Frank Bill (all the way from Indiana) and I will be kicking off the series with readings designed to curl your curlies. Subterranean Books will be selling books at this event, which will take place at the Delmar Lounge (6235 Delmar Blvd.,Saint Louis, MO 63130) in the fabulous U City Loop.