In three weeks, I'll be driving 600 miles (round-trip) in order to spend five - fifteen minutes reading an excerpt from someone else's book at a small public library in Massachusetts. And I'm cancelling other plans to go. What possible reason could there be for such foolishness? Kurt Vonnegut. When I am asked for a… Continue reading Slaughterhouse-Five

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction Reading Series at KGB

With all good intentions, it's been nearly four months since the last time I blogged. So perhaps today is a good day to tell you about the Mystery Writers of America - New York Crime Fiction Reading Series at KGB. Six times a year, we descend on KGB, a literary dive bar located in the… Continue reading Crime Fiction Reading Series at KGB

Arts Entrepreneurship · Writing fiction

What is your success metric?

I attended a panel discussion and networking event last night, Tiger Talks in the City: Arts Entrepreneurship. The event was sponsored by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Princeton Arts Alumni. The focus of the panel was the theater, but the discussion could have been about most any artistic… Continue reading What is your success metric?


The effect of fire on the forest soils in the Pine Barren region of NJ

It was early in 2010, a few months after Five Star released the hardcover edition of It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Murder. I was speaking at the Jones Creek Branch of the East Baton Rouge Public Library. There was a nice turnout. I spoke for a while, answered some questions and signed some… Continue reading The effect of fire on the forest soils in the Pine Barren region of NJ