The editors of the Beatles-themed anthology Across the Universe, Michael A. Ventrella and Randee Dawn, are posting videos of various authors in the anthology reading from their work. Mine just went live on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ETLGTLbPuXg.
This week’s Liars Club Oddcast is a very special Noir at the Bar, with bite-sized readings from Jon McGoran, Merry Jones, Bill Lashner, Robb Cadigan, Gregory Frost, Don Lafferty, Edward G Pettit, Bernard Schaffer, Erik Arneson, Dennis Tafoya, and William L. Myers Jr.
The show is a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in memory of Evie Swierczynski, and the Liars and readers encourage all listeners to consider a donation in Evie’s honor at bit.ly/team-evie-chla-fundraiser. Your tax-deductible gift will help create hope and build healthier futures for many young patients and their families.
Last night’s reading at the KGB Bar was a terrific good time for me. I thank Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel for arranging this; people like Rick Bowes and John Kwok for being on hand (and Liz Gorinsky–Happy Hugo night, Liz!); but most of all, the pleasure of reading alongside Rajan Khanna, whose previous two books I will now perforce go out and find. I took just one shot of Raj reading, but it turned out nice and impressionistic…as if Edward Hopper painted it. (Hope Elizabeth likes it, too.)