Back from the Big Apple
Late post because I spent the weekend in NYC to attend the Mystery Writers of America
national board meeting as I'm the President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter. One of the perks of the job though the rest of the year they get their money's worth out of me.
Besides official business, it's a chance to reacquaint myself with old friends and meet new ones.Among the reacquaintances:
The funny (and closeted pervy) Jess Lourey
, one of my favorite writers and the author of the satirical Murder-by-Month cozy Mysteries featuring librarian amateur sleuth Mira James.Gary Phillips
, he of the booming voice, President of the Southern California Chapter, and all around pal of everybody in the mystery-writing business...and the new friends.Greg Herren
, President of the Southwest Chapter, a funny funny guy, and scourge of America's youth as a "gay pornographer." He and Jess spent an hour at Saturday's dinner critiquing New Orleans Mardi Gras costumes (and bodies) on his iPhone album.
, president of the Midwest Chapter, another funny guy (humor helps in the noir murder business), and prolific graphic novelist.
And to pimp Jason Heller one more time before the book launch of Taft 2012
(Tue, Jan 17, Tattered Cover on Colfax
), he got a plug by none other than the New York Post
, who mentioned his book in Required Reading
On Wednesday, January 18, I am one of the featured artists at The Lobby (2121 Arapahoe, Denver), exhibiting along with Greg Marquez and Zoe Tessier, Artists' Happy Hour, 5-7PM, curated by Art Pimp extraordinaire, Eric Matelski
Labels: Gary Phillips, Greg Herren, Jess Lourey, MWA, Taft 2012, Tim Broderick